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The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm By Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm Andrea Dezso Jack D. Zipes,

  • Title: The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
  • Author: Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm Andrea Dezso Jack D. Zipes
  • ISBN: 9780691160597
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children s and Household Tales in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, and Cinderella would become the most celebrated in the world Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the two early volumes, since in the next four decaWhen Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children s and Household Tales in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, and Cinderella would become the most celebrated in the world Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the two early volumes, since in the next four decades the Grimms would publish six other editions, each extensively revised in content and style For the very first time, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm makes available in English all 156 stories from the 1812 and 1815 editions These narrative gems, newly translated and brought together in one beautiful book, are accompanied by sumptuous new illustrations from award winning artist Andrea Dezso.From The Frog King to The Golden Key, wondrous worlds unfold heroes and heroines are rewarded, weaker animals triumph over the strong, and simple bumpkins prove themselves not so simple after all Esteemed fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes offers accessible translations that retain the spare description and engaging storytelling style of the originals Indeed, this is what makes the tales from the 1812 and 1815 editions unique they reflect diverse voices, rooted in oral traditions, that are absent from the Grimms later, embellished collections of tales Zipes s introduction gives important historical context, and the book includes the Grimms prefaces and notes.A delight to read, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm presents these peerless stories to a whole new generation of readers.
    The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children s and Household Tales in followed by a second volume in they had no idea that such stories as Rapunzel Hansel and Gretel and Cindere

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    1. These are not the sanitised or Disneyfied fairy tales we have come to love as children these are politically incorrect, sexually explicit and gloriously gory folktales told around a roaring campfire in a German forest, as a group of frightened peasants huddled around expecting the forest sprites to appear any moment and devour them or worse However, for an Indian who has been fed on a diet of Hindu mythology during childhood of Narasimha disembowelling Hiranyakashipu,Bheema tearing Jarasandha in [...]

    2. You know all those moments in which the prince or the monster or the monster prince falls asleep with his head on the princess s lap In the original version of the story, she s lousing him.Yep Lousing.As in head lice.Ah, the romance.You may think you know Grimms Fairy Tales, but if you ve been reading them in English, I can guarantee you ve never encountered them like this The Grimms actually published seven different versions of the stories, starting in 1812 1815 and culminating in the definiti [...]

    3. DNF 46%I give up I tried so hard to like this collection and I thought that it would be a home run for sure but this turned out to be so far from that In the very lengthy introduction it mentions that the popular Grimm fairytales, which most of us are familiar with are actually extremely edited versions of the originals Intrigued I started this book, however very quickly I realized that I gasp actually prefer the edited mainstream versions blasphemy I know.I am far from an expert in fairytales b [...]

    4. I ve read several versions of Grimm s fairy tales, starting with the sanitized version as a child, then the 1825 version as a teenager thinking that they were the originals and now, I ve finally had the chance to read the originals, or at least as close as one can get to the originals I love the bizarre morals, the stories about tricking the devil, the antics the characters get up to, particularly in The Devil and the Blacksmith, and that the stories are so gritty They are really quite delightfu [...]

    5. I got an ARC courtesy of NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review Though it took me quite some time to finish this book, it wasn t for want of interest.It contains both volumes of the tales gathered by the brothers Grimm, published around 1812 1815 I applied for the ARC out of curiosity, and was surprised at some of those stories, at the way the ones I remembered from my childhood was really edulcorated versions both because of the editing performed by recent publishers, and because of their [...]

    6. I m not sure what I expected when I began this translation of the original compilation of folk tales I guess I anticipated some surprises, stories which I had never heard before And there were a few of those, but mostly what surprised me was how many of these tales were familiar to me Virtually everyone knows about Cinderella, Beauty the Beast, Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, and Hansel Gretel It was fun to see the older versions, un Disneyfied and unadorned But what a walk down memory lane, reading [...]

    7. My favorite intro to to one of these tales In the days when wishing still helped Really glad I read this, but also really kind of exhausted I thought that reading many brief tales would go by quickly I was really surprised at what a slog this became Some of these tales are confusing Some are repetitive in a way that was probably a delight when these were passed down orally, but are unbearable to read And some are downright acid trips.As others have mentioned, some of these original stories are q [...]

    8. Read the fairy tale about a frog prince that is not kissed by the princess but tossed against the wall with the intent to kill, except the violence turns him into a prince and then they marry Cinderella s stepsisters, urged by their mother, cut off parts of their feet to get the golden slipper on, but the prince notices blood streaming out of the slipper and knows of each girl s deception Snow White ends up in a glass coffin that a prince finds in the woods and who falls in love with her however [...]

    9. For instance, in the 1812 1815 edition of Little Snow White and Hansel and Gretel the wicked stepmother is actually a biological mother, and these characters were changed to become stepmothers in 1819 clearly because the Grimms held motherhood sacred.


    11. Yes Yes Yes I ve been searching for this collection for years I know they re not really children s stories but I grew up on these grisly tales and I still love them Instant five stars without hesitation and I m so happy to have the book beaming proudly on my shelf.

    12. Le dar a 5 estrellas si no fuera porque esta edici n tiene tambi n el volumen II, que me aburri un poco Esta es la primera edici n, los cuentos originales de los hermanos Grimm, publicada en 1812 Me gust mucho que al inicio del libro hay una breve biograf a de los hermanos donde explica c mo empezaron a interesarse por los cuentos y las razones por las que los publicaron Esto ayuda a ponerse en contexto y ha entender mejor el sentido de los cuentos Como muy bien dijeron los mismos hermanos, que [...]

    13. This is a wonderful volume As it were, this represents the first version of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale collection The author is Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota As such, he wondered at the lack of a published version of the original volume put together by the Brothers Grimm Consequently, Dr Zipes translated and edited the 1812 15 version and it was published by Princeton University Press.The Introduction by Zipes places the volume in conte [...]

    14. This is worth reading just for the highly informative and fascinating introduction Rediscovering the Original Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Jack Zipes He gives an excellent history of the Grimm folk and fairy tale collections, as well as of the Grimm brothers themselves, explaining and showing the variations in style and content between editions, the people who were their sources and how reliable they were as storytellers and folk historians, the connections between characters like Briar Rose S [...]

    15. The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, translated by Jack Zipes and Illustrated by Andrea Dezs When it comes to fairy tales the brothers Grimm are probably one of the most popular names that may come to mind Their version of these tales has become the foundation for many other retellings and adaptations Nonetheless not many people know that even they have different versions of some of the tales as they did some mild or heavy tweaking with each edition This particular book is a [...]

    16. I understood that this book would have some unusual and gruesome elements I was prepared for that I thought some of the stories were strange regardless of the time period or region they hailed from I can see why some of these stories were made palatable They had good bones, but needed a different treatment What annoyed me was the redundancy It was interesting to read one story and then read a similar story with some changes, but there were several that were like that, and I grew bored It also s [...]

    17. Barna og heimilis vint ri Grimmsbr ra kom upprunalega t tveimur bindum rin 1812 og 1815 au voru strax gagnr nd fyrir a vera of ofbeldisfull og of fr ileg fyrir b rn egar illmennum er refsa er notast vi aft kua fer ir sem eru svo ge felldar a ma ur g ti haldi a r hentu u helst hry juverkasamt kum br urnir hafi ekki gefi miki fyrir essa gagnr ni breyttu eir s gunum strax n stu tg fu eir felldu sumar s gurnar t og dr gu r ofbeldinu rum s gum Sumar s gurnar t ldust ekki n gilega skar og fengu v a fj [...]

    18. I am honestly stuck on what I want to rate this, obviously there is no half star option but I am torn between giving this 2 stars, and 1.5 stars Anyway, I wanted to give up by the end of February because I was kind of over this series Some of the stories are just repetitive So from March June I would read a few pages here and there while doing my hair, but by July I wanted to get this book off of my currently reading list Anyway, here is what I took from this series Girls are stupid, girls are v [...]

    19. Technically I m not finished listening to this, but it s going to be a slow burn as there are so many tiny stories, I ll dip in and dip out I was interested in this edition as it s a new translation of the first edition of Grimm s stories, and the introduction gives a lot of historical context and research about the development of the collection and the many incarnations they take If you are interested in Folk Tales, I would definitely recommend this I want to look at the physical version too, a [...]

    20. I am so glad I read this book but it was super long and dense I have had it on my bookshelf for years but didn t read until now when I needed to for my MFA program There were some real gems here of stories that I feel like will really inspire some of the creative work I m doing, stories I ve never heard before and that I think I could do some interesting things with There were also some profoundly racist and anti semetic stories oooph ugly awful stuff in here I m really grateful I read this book [...]

    21. It was a lot of fun to read all the original stories At times, the prose seemed a bit clumsy, so it was somewhat difficult to read aloud, but for the most part it was fine, and I enjoyed reading it to my newborn son From a literary theory perspective, it is undoubtedly a treasure trove of exercises, studies, and drills for various critical lenses and perspectives, which I will enjoy teaching to my son when it is his turn to read these stories to me.

    22. I have loved the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales since ever This book is the reason I fell in love with fairy tales, and why I never stopped loving books I love how the Grimm brothers were able to inspire writers and authors of all generations to create their own twists into folk tales that used to be spread vocally in older times I wasn t a stranger to Grimm stories when I picked up this version, but it s always great to go back to the classics.

    23. I have read 42 of 152 stories, and they are just terrible The plots don t make any sense and it s written in a very boring way in my opinion I guess reading the originals of the stories we know today are somewhat interesting, but you can just find them on the internet My advise is to read an edited version and not the originals if you want good tales.

    24. A must read for everyone who enjoys fairy tales, that do not necessarily end with happily ever after These tales are witty, sharp, gruesome and few are straight up gibberish that does not make sense but nonetheless make for an interesting read I highly recommend this book.

    25. I love these old, silly, gory, hilarious tales of old I can just picture an old German sitting around the campfire with friends and cohorts and telling stories to scare the bejeebies out of each other This is where storytelling begins If you are a true reader, no book shelf is complete without a well worn book of the brothers Grimm.

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