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The Resource Clever maids : the secret history of the Grimm fairy tales, Valerie Paradiž

Clever maids : the secret history of the Grimm fairy tales, Valerie Paradiž

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Clever maids : the secret history of the Grimm fairy tales
Title
Clever maids
Title remainder
the secret history of the Grimm fairy tales
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Paradiž
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The famous fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm - stories like Snow White, Red Riding Hood, and Rumplestiltskin - are known to millions of people around the world and are deeply embedded in the collective psyche. In this charming account, writer and scholar Valerie Paradiz reveals the true story of how the fairy tales came to be. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, collectors and editors of more than 200 folk stories, were major German intellects of the nineteenth century, contemporaries of 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 a far cry from the truth. In fact, more than half the fairy tales the Grimm brothers collected were actually contributed by their educated female friends from the bourgeois and aristocratic classes. While German folkloric scholars-all of them male-fancied themselves the keepers of the cultural flame, it was a handful of women who ensured that millions would know the stories of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella by heart. Set against the backdrop of the chaotic Napoleonic wars and the years of high German romanticism, Clever Maids chronicles one of the most fascinating literary collaborations in European history and brilliantly captures the intellectual spirit of the men and women of the age. Even more, it illuminates the ways in which the Grimm tales, with their mythic portrayals of courage, sacrifice, and betrayal, still speak so powerfully to us today."--Cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paradiž, Valerie
Dewey number
398.20943
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR55.G695
LC item number
P37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grimm, Jacob
  • Grimm, Wilhelm
  • Grimm, Jacob
  • Grimm, Wilhelm
  • Fairy tales
  • Fairy tales
  • Folklorists
  • Women
  • Fairy tales
  • Folklorists
  • Women
  • Germany
  • Informanten
  • Sprookjes
  • Entstehung
Target audience
specialized
Label
Clever maids : the secret history of the Grimm fairy tales, Valerie Paradiž
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The widow of Steinau -- Men of letters -- Child of Mary -- The diligent handmaid -- The six swans -- The maiden with no hands -- The singing bone -- A Christmas book -- Literary privilege -- The goose maid -- The end of an era -- The golden key
Control code
ocm56650295
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 222 pages
Isbn
9780465054916
Lccn
2005357130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56650295
  • (OCoLC)56650295
Label
Clever maids : the secret history of the Grimm fairy tales, Valerie Paradiž
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The widow of Steinau -- Men of letters -- Child of Mary -- The diligent handmaid -- The six swans -- The maiden with no hands -- The singing bone -- A Christmas book -- Literary privilege -- The goose maid -- The end of an era -- The golden key
Control code
ocm56650295
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 222 pages
Isbn
9780465054916
Lccn
2005357130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56650295
  • (OCoLC)56650295

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