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Author Tatar, Maria, 1945-

Title The hard facts of the Grimms' fairy tales / Maria Tatar
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1987


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 W'PONDS  398.210943 Tat/Hfo  AVAILABLE
 MELB  398.210943 T216H  AVAILABLE
 MELB  398.210943 TAT-H  AVAILABLE
Description xxiv, 277 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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 -- Selected tales from the first edition of the Nursery and Household Tales
Summary Discusses how the Grimms censored fairly tales, examines the violence and cruelty found in the stories, and suggests an approach to interpreting them
Analysis Folk literature
Folk literature
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-229)
Subject Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863.
Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Kinder- und Hausmärchen.
Fairy tales -- Germany -- History and criticism.
Tales -- Germany -- History and criticism.
LC no. 87045541
ISBN 0691014876 pbkaper
0691067228 alkaline paper
9780691014876 pbkaper
9780691067223 alkaline paper