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- Description'Once upon a time in mid-winter, when the swflakes were falling from the sky like down, a queen was sitting and sewing at a window ...' The tales gathered by the Grimm brothers are at once familiar, fantastic, homely, and frightening. They seem to belong to time, or to some distant feudal age of fairytale imagining. Grand palaces, humble cottages, and the forest full of menace are their settings; and they are peopled by kings and princesses, witches and robbers, millers and golden birds, stepmothers and talking frogs. Regarded from their inception both as uncosy nursery stories and as raw material for the folklorist the tales were in fact compositions, collected from literate tellers and shaped into a distinctive kind of literature. This new translation mirrors the apparent artlessness of the Grimms, and fully represents the range of less well-kwn fables, morality tales, and comic stories as well as the classic tales. It takes the stories back to their roots in German Romanticism and includes variant stories and tales that were deemed unsuitable for children. In her fascinating introduction, Joyce Crick explores their origins, and their literary evolution at the hands of the Grimms. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful tes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
- Author BiographyJoyce Crick was, until her retirement, Senior Lecturer in German at University College London. She has translated widely, including texts by Hamann, Herder, Schlegel, Novalis, and Solger. For Oxford World's Classics she has translated Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams and for the new Penguin Freud series, The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious. She has edited the German material for the Princeton edition of Coleridge's Notebooks and his translation of Schiller's Wallenstein.
- Author(s)Jacob Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication30/07/2009
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleOxford World's Classics
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Weight286 g
- Width130 mm
- Height196 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Translated byJoyce Crick
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