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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Author:Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Many are the fairy tales and myths that have been spread about the Brothers Grimm. For a long time it was believed that they had wandered about Germany and gathered their tales from the litos of doughty peasants snd that all their tales were genuinely German. Although much of what had been believedd has been diproven by recent scholarship, new... more » rumors and debates about the Grimms keep arising. For instance, one literary scholar has recently charged them with manufacturing the folk spirit of the tales in order to dupe the general public in the name of nationalism. Other critics have been found racist and sexist components in the tales, while educators battle over the possible harmful or theraputic effects of the tales. English translations often say little about the Grimm brothers, as if they were incidental to the tales; obviously, this is not the case. In view of their 200th birthdays celebrated in 1985 and 1986, it is time to set the record straight.
Included are the famous 210 stories, plus 32 tales that have never before appeared in English translation.« less