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The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales [electronic resource] : Expanded Edition / Maria Tatar.

Author/Creator:
Tatar, Maria, author.
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Series:
Princeton Classics ; 39
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Fairy tales -- Germany -- History and criticism.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Murder, mutilation, cannibalism, infanticide, and incest: the darker side of classic fairy tales is the subject of this groundbreaking and intriguing study of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's Nursery and Household Tales. This expanded edition includes a new preface and an appendix featuring translations of six tales with commentary by Maria Tatar. Throughout the book, Tatar draws on the disciplinary tools of psychoanalysis and folklore while also providing historical context to explore the harsher aspects of these stories, presenting new interpretations of tales that engage in a kind of cultural repetition compulsion. No other book so thoroughly challenges us to rethink the happily-ever-after of these classic stories.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
PREFACE TO THE PRINCE TON CLASSICS EDITION
PREFACE (2003)
PREFACE
I. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE?
1. SEX AND VIOLENCE. The Hard Core of Fairy Tales
2. FACT AND FANTASY. The Art of Reading Fairy Tales
3. VICTIMS AND SEEKERS. The Family Romance of Fairy Tales
II. HEROES
4. BORN YESTERDAY. The Spear Side
5. SPINNING TALES. The Distaff Side
III. VILLAINS
6. FROM NAGS TO WITCHES. Stepmothers and Other Ogres
7. TAMING THE BEAST Bluebeard and Other Monsters
EPILOGUE. Getting Even
APPENDIXES
A. Six Fairy Tales from the NURSERY and HOUSEHOLD TALES, with Commentary
B. Selected Tales from the First Edition of the Nursery and Household Tales
C. Prefaces to the First and Second Editions of the Nursery and household tales
D. English Titles, Tale Numbers, and German Titles of Stories Cited
E. Bibliographical Note
NOTES
GENERAL INDEX
INDEX OF TALES
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jan 2019)
Contributor:
Tatar, Maria.
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780691184289
Publisher Number:
10.23943/9780691184289 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.