Tag: Brothers Grimm

The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales

Like many people, I thought the Grimm brothers had lived long ago & travelled around Germany collecting stories from old women hunched over spinning wheels.

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Folk Tales and Fairy Tales: Seven Miles of Steel Thistles

One of the things I wanted to do was to confront popular misconceptions about fairy tales, such as ‘fairy tales are all about princes rescuing princesses.’

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The Three Little Pigs Go to War: Fairy Tales in 8 + 1 Battles

I first encountered fairy tales as a child. As in most children, the encounter generated mixed feelings—wonder and excitement

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Tellers of Tales

Folklore is at heart oral and behavioural traditions, so the notion of written folklore is somewhat oxymoronic. Any attempt to preserve oral traditions in writing involves a transformation of the material

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