The hard facts of the Grimms' fairy tales / Maria Tatar

Author(s): Tatar, Maria, 1945-
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Subjects: Fairy tales--Germany--History and criticism
Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859--Criticism and interpretation
Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863--Criticism and interpretation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: Expanded 2nd ed
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2003
LC Classification: P, PT
Physical Description: xxxvi, 325 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
Preface to the Expanded Second Edition
I. Children's Literature?
1. Sex and Violence: The Hard Core of Fairy Tales 3
2. Fact and Fantasy: The Art of Reading Fairy Tales 39
3. Victims and Seekers: The Family Romance of Fairy Tales 58
II. Heroes
4. Born Yesterday: The Spear Side 85
5. Spinning Tales: The Distaff Side 106
III. Villains
6. From Nags to Witches: Stepmothers and Other Ogres 137
7. Taming the Beast: Bluebeard and Other Monsters 156
Epilogue: Getting Even 179
App. A. Six Fairy Tales from the Nursery and Household Tales, with Commentary 195
App. B. Selected Tales from the First Edition of the Nursery and Household Tales 243
App. C. Prefaces to the First and Second Editions of the Nursery and Household Tales 251
App. D. English Titles, Tale Numbers, and German Titles of Stories Cited 271
App. E: Bibliographical Note 275
Notes 279
General Index 315
Index of Tales 323
Notes: LCCN: 2002042719
ISBN: 0691114692 (pbk.)
Originally published: 1987
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-314) and indexes
OCLC Number: 51216102
ISBN/ISSN: 0691114692