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The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales / Edition 2
     

The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales / Edition 2

by Maria Tatar
 

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ISBN-10: 0691114692

ISBN-13: 9780691114699

Pub. Date: 05/06/2003

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691114699
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/06/2003
Edition description:
Expanded Second
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
431,762
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.89(d)

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