The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales (Revised)

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The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales (Revised)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 368 p., 18 halftones
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780691114699
  • DDC分類 398.210943

基本説明

This second expanded edition includes a new preface and an appendix containing new translations of six tales, along with commentary by Maria Tatar.

Full Description


Murder, mutilation, cannibalism, infanticide, and incest: the darker side of classic fairy tales figures as the subject matter for this intriguing study of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's "Nursery and Household Tales". This updated and expanded second edition includes a new preface and an appendix containing new translations of six tales, along with commentary by Maria Tatar. Throughout this book, Tatar skillfully employs the tools not only of a psychoanalyst but also of a folklorist, literary critic, and historian to examine the harsher aspects of these stories. She presents new interpretations of the powerful stories in this worldwide best-selling book. Few studies have been written in English on these tales, and none has probed their allegedly happy endings so thoroughly.

Table of Contents

        List of Illustrations                      ix
Preface to the Expanded Second Edition xiii
Preface xxv
I · CHILDREN'S LITERATURE?
Sex and Violence: The Hard Core of Fairy 3 (36)
Tales
Fact and Fantasy: The Art of Reading Fairy 39 (19)
Tales
Victims and Seekers: The Family Romance of 58 (27)
Fairy Tales
II · HEROES
Born Yesterday: The Spear Side 85 (21)
Spinning Tales: The Distaff Side 106 (31)
III · VILLAINS
From Nags to Witches: Stepmothers and Other 137 (19)
Ogres
Taming the Beast: Bluebeard and Other 156 (23)
Monsters
Epilogue: Getting Even 179 (100)
APPENDIXES
A. Six Fairy Tales from the Nursery and 195 (48)
Household Tales, with Commentary
B. Selected Tales from the First Edition 243 (8)
of the Nursery and Household Tales
C. Prefaces to the First and Second 251 (20)
Editions of the Nursery and Household
Tales
D. English Titles, Tale Numbers, and 271 (4)
German Titles of Stories Cited
E. Bibliographical Note 275 (4)
Notes 279 (36)
General Index 315 (8)
Index of Tales 323