The hard facts of the Grimms' fairy tales

Author
Published
  • Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press 1987
Physical description
xxiv, 277p : ill ; 25cm.
ISBN
  • 0691067228
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Sex and violence: the hard core of fairy tales -- Fact and fantasy: the art of reading fairy tales -- Victims and seekers: the family romance of fairy tales -- Born yesterday: the spear side -- Spinning tales: the distaff side -- From nags to witches: stepmothers and other ogres -- Taming the beast: Bluebeard and other monsters.
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Related item
  • http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/prin031/87045541.html
Genre
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Fairy tales - Germany - History and criticism.
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • Discusses how the Grimms censored fairly tales, examines the violence and cruelty found in the stories, and suggests an approach to interpreting them.

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