The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales
Revised & Expanded ed
By (author) Maria Tatar
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Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales by Maria Tatar
Book DescriptionMurder, 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 the 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691114699
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 6-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Maria Tatar
Classic Fairy Tales, Paperback (January 2017)
"I have used this textbook for four courses on children's literature with enrollments of over ninety students. It is without doubt the most well organized selection of literary fairy tales and critical commentaries currently available. Students love it." -Lita Barrie, California State University, Los Angeles
Turnip Princess, Paperback (April 2015)
A volume, in which, the holy trinity of fairy tales - the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen - becomes a quartet.
Cambridge Companion to Fairy Tales, Hardback (December 2014)» View all books by Maria Tatar
An international team of scholars explores the historical origins, cultural dissemination and continuing literary and psychological power of fairy tales.
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Author Biography - Maria Tatar
Maria Tatar is the John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. She is the author of "Annotated Classic Fairy Tales" (W. W. Norton), "Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood", and "Lustmord: Sexual Murder in Weimar Germany" (both Princeton).
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