Fb2 Clever Maids: The Secret History Of The Grimm Fairy Tales ePub
by Valerie Paradiz
|Category:||History and Criticism|
|Publisher:||Basic Books; First Edition edition (January 2, 2005)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1999 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1987 kb|
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I was enchanted with the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales from the moment I read them as a little girl, sick and lonely in. .Then I begin to obsessively read
I was enchanted with the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales from the moment I read them as a little girl, sick and lonely in hospital. I was only seven, but I still remember the transformative experience of reading the tales by myself for the first time. Then I begin to obsessively read. It examines the oral and literary sources of the famous tales, giving names and a history to the storytellers who had passed on their lore to Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Most of them were women.
This book "is about the forgotten and unknown women of the Grimms' fairy tales, the social climate in which . Paradiz says that she intended her book to bring scholarly perceptions of the last forty years to a broad lay audience.
This book "is about the forgotten and unknown women of the Grimms' fairy tales, the social climate in which they collected their stories, and the extraordinary collaboration that bridged the gender divisions inherent in romantic culture to bring the stories into print" (xii). The author uses published correspondence of girls and women in the Grimms' circle to confirm their role in initially supplying tales for the Grimm collection. English-speaking devotees of the Grimm tales who have not read the work of Heinz Rölleke may not be aware of this material.
The brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm, were collecting the stories as a means to promote German culture in a time of French domination; they were trying to invoke an essential "Volk" sense, or the spirit of the German commoner. com a few years ago and wanted to plug it for GR.
The famous fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm - stories like Snow White, Red Riding Hood, and Rumplestiltskin - are .
The famous fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm - stories like Snow White, Red Riding Hood, and Rumplestiltskin - are know to millions of people around the world and are deeply embedded in the collective psyche. But as Paradiz? reveals here, the romantic image of the two brothers traveling the countryside,.
Even though Valerie Paradiž's Clever Maids brings little that is surprising to the study of the famed collectors and redactors, it is a book well worth reading for its intimate look into the lives of the Grimms' informants as well as for Paradiž's own storytelling style. Paradiž focuses on the first thirty years of the lives of the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm, and more specifically on their women.
More than half of the tales the Grimm brothers collected were contributed by women friends from the upper classes. Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars and the high years of German romanticism, Clever Maids chronicles this most fascinating enterprise in literary history, and illuminates the ways the Grimm tales-with their mythic portrayals of courage, sacrifice, and betrayal-still resonate so powerfully today.
Valerie Paradiz's new book is Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales In it, Paradiz challenges the stories of the Brothers Grimm traveling the German countryside collecting folktales. Were the Brothers Grimm Helped by Sisters? Listen.
Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales. In this intimate history, Valerie Paradiz tells the real story of the greatest literary collaboration of the nineteenth century, and gives the long-lost narrators of these beloved tales their due. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were major German intellects of their time, contemporaries of both Goethe and Schiller. But as Paradiz reveals here, the romantic image of the two brothers traveling the countryside, transcribing tales told to them by peasants, is far from the truth.