The Annotated Brothers Grimm

The Annotated Brothers Grimm

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Baker & Taylor
Presents new translations of forty fairy tale classics including "Little Red Riding Hood," "Snow White," and "Rapunzel," in a volume that includes previously omitted tales and is complemented by hundreds of annotations that explore the historical origins, cultural complexities, and psychological effects of the stories. 40,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
Maria Tatar redefines the Grimm canon with this authoritative and entertaining collection.
The Annotated Brothers Grimm celebrates the richness and dramatic power of the legendary fables in the most spectacular and unusual Grimm volume in decades. Containing forty stories in new translations by Maria Tatar—including "Little Red Riding Hood," "Cinderella," "Snow White," and "Rapunzel"—the book also features 150 illustrations, many of them in color, by legendary painters such as George Cruikshank and Arthur Rackham; hundreds of annotations that explore the historical origins, cultural complexities, and psychological effects of these tales; and a biographical essay on the lives of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Perhaps most noteworthy is Tatar's decision to include tales that were previously excised, including a few bawdy stories and others that were removed after the Grimms learned that parents were reading the book to their children—stories about cannibalism in times of famine and stories in which children die at the end. Enchanting and magical, The Annotated Brothers Grimm will cast its spell on children and adults alike for decades to come.

Book News
Tatar (humanities and Germanic languages and literature, Harvard U.) continues the series of classic works annotated marginally. Taking authentic versions from the 1857 seventh and final edition, she selects 46 of the original 210 tales that she thinks remain relevant to modern readers, most of which contain magic either as a device or as an effect on the reader. Some of her comments are cultural and others literary. She includes illustrations from early editions, many in color; a biographical essay on the brothers; prefaces to the first two editions; a collection of quotations about fairy tales; and a bibliography Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Drawing from the authoritative version first published in 1857, Tatar, a leading scholar in the field of folklore and children's literature, has gathered over forty Grimm stories, judiciously selecting tales that both resonate with a modern audience and reveal the broad thematic range of the Grimm canon. Readers - parents, children, students - will come to see old favorites anew, including "Little Red Riding Hood," "Cinderella," "Snow White," and "Rapunzel," while discovering some of the lesser-known yet equally captivating stories such as "The Star Talers," "Mother Holle," and "The Seven Ravens."
The stories - newly translated by Tatar - are accompanied by her insightful annotations, hundreds in all, which cover the tales' historical origins, their cultural complexities, and their psychological effects. Over 150 absorbing illustrations - many of them in color - by painters and illustrators such as George Cruikshank, Walter Crane, Kay Nielsen, and Arthur Rackham are reproduced alongside the stories. Including an introduction by A. S. Byatt, the original prefaces of the editions published by the Grimms, a collection of reminiscences about "The Magic of Fairy Tales," and two essays by Tatar - one tracing the lives of the Brothers Grimm, the other examining the history and cultural effects of their collection - The Annotated Brothers Grimm captures the magic and irresistible pull of the tales while unlocking the potent mysteries many of them contain.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents new translations of forty fairy tale classics in a volume that includes previously omitted tales and is complemented by hundreds of annotations that explore the historical origins, cultural complexities, and psychological effects of the stories.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2004
Edition: 1st edition
Description: xlvii, 462 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9780393058482
0393058484
Branch Call Number: 398.20943 Gri

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Jun 28, 2012

Got this out for background on the short stories I'm doing. Started it, good, will check out of library later.

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