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Grimm Legacies : The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales.

By: Zipes, Jack.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2016Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (287 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400852581.Subject(s): Fairy tales -- Germany -- History and criticism | Folklorists -- Germany | Grimm, Jacob, -- 1785-1863 -- Influence | Grimm, Wilhelm, -- 1786-1859 -- Influence | Tales -- Germany -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Grimm Legacies : The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy TalesDDC classification: 398.20943 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- GRIMM LEGACIES -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Preface: Legacies and Cultural Heritage -- Introduction: The Vibrant Body of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales,Which Do Not Belong to the Grimms -- Chapter One German Popular Stories as Revolutionary Book -- Chapter Two Hyping the Grimms' Fairy Tales -- Chapter Three Americanization of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales: Twists and Turns of History -- Chapter Four Two Hundred Years after Once Upon a Time: The Legacy of the Brothers Grimm and Their Tales in Germany -- Chapter Five How Superheroes Made Their Way into the World of Fairy Tales: The Appeal of Cooperation and Collective Action from the Greek Myths to the Grimms' Tales and Beyond -- Chapter Six The Grimmness of Contemporary Fairy Tales: Exploring the Legacy of the Brothers Grimm in the Twenty-First Century -- Epilogue A Curious Legacy: Ernst Bloch's Enlightened View of the Fairy Tale and Utopian Longing, or Why the Grimms' Tales Will Always Be Relevant -- Appendix: "About Pincaruolo's Good Feat," by Giovanni Sercambi -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Filmography -- Index.
Summary: In Grimm Legacies, esteemed literary scholar Jack Zipes explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North America, from the nineteenth century to the present. Zipes reveals how the Grimms came to play a pivotal and unusual role in the evolution of Western folklore and in the history of the most significant cultural genre in the world-the fairy tale. Folklorists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm sought to discover and preserve a rich abundance of stories emanating from an oral tradition, and encouraged friends, colleagues, and strangers to gather and share these tales. As a result, hundreds of thousands of wonderful folk and fairy tales poured into books throughout Europe and have kept coming. Zipes looks at the transformation of the Grimms' tales into children's literature, the Americanization of the tales, the "Grimm" aspects of contemporary tales, and the tales' utopian impulses. He shows that the Grimms were not the first scholars to turn their attention to folk tales, but were vital in expanding readership and setting the high standards for folk-tale collecting that continue through the current era. Zipes concludes with a look at contemporary adaptations of the tales and raises questions about authenticity, target audience, and consumerism. With erudition and verve, Grimm Legacies examines the lasting universal influence of two brothers and their collected tales on today's storytelling world.
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Cover -- GRIMM LEGACIES -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Preface: Legacies and Cultural Heritage -- Introduction: The Vibrant Body of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales,Which Do Not Belong to the Grimms -- Chapter One German Popular Stories as Revolutionary Book -- Chapter Two Hyping the Grimms' Fairy Tales -- Chapter Three Americanization of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales: Twists and Turns of History -- Chapter Four Two Hundred Years after Once Upon a Time: The Legacy of the Brothers Grimm and Their Tales in Germany -- Chapter Five How Superheroes Made Their Way into the World of Fairy Tales: The Appeal of Cooperation and Collective Action from the Greek Myths to the Grimms' Tales and Beyond -- Chapter Six The Grimmness of Contemporary Fairy Tales: Exploring the Legacy of the Brothers Grimm in the Twenty-First Century -- Epilogue A Curious Legacy: Ernst Bloch's Enlightened View of the Fairy Tale and Utopian Longing, or Why the Grimms' Tales Will Always Be Relevant -- Appendix: "About Pincaruolo's Good Feat," by Giovanni Sercambi -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Filmography -- Index.

In Grimm Legacies, esteemed literary scholar Jack Zipes explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North America, from the nineteenth century to the present. Zipes reveals how the Grimms came to play a pivotal and unusual role in the evolution of Western folklore and in the history of the most significant cultural genre in the world-the fairy tale. Folklorists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm sought to discover and preserve a rich abundance of stories emanating from an oral tradition, and encouraged friends, colleagues, and strangers to gather and share these tales. As a result, hundreds of thousands of wonderful folk and fairy tales poured into books throughout Europe and have kept coming. Zipes looks at the transformation of the Grimms' tales into children's literature, the Americanization of the tales, the "Grimm" aspects of contemporary tales, and the tales' utopian impulses. He shows that the Grimms were not the first scholars to turn their attention to folk tales, but were vital in expanding readership and setting the high standards for folk-tale collecting that continue through the current era. Zipes concludes with a look at contemporary adaptations of the tales and raises questions about authenticity, target audience, and consumerism. With erudition and verve, Grimm Legacies examines the lasting universal influence of two brothers and their collected tales on today's storytelling world.

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Esteemed folklorist Zipes (emer., Univ. of Minnesota) here examines the role the Grimm brothers played in the evolution of Western folklore studies. The Grimms' tales have been so thoroughly Americanized that Disney has become their "virtual author," and the brothers and their enormous contributions in the related fields of folktale collecting and editing have been nearly forgotten. Though the Grimms would not recognize the shallow films and illustrated books churned out by American media, while the brothers were alive they too hyped their product, thus condoning their popular legacy of today. And though puffed up, many films (American and German) of the tales result in worthy art that reflects the Grimms' serious intent. More than 500 books about the Grimms' tales have been published in the last 22 years, and scholars in Germany, notable among them Heinz Rölleke, have generated major in-depth exposés of the complicated Grimm legacy. Still, with this book Zipes positions that legacy among the forces of gods, dwarfs, samurai, cowboys, fairies, and other mutants better than does any other living author--again revealing the fairy tale as a genre of enlightenment as well as escape. Great bibliography, fine appendixes, excellent endnotes, and comprehensive index. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty; general readers. --LaVern J. Rippley, emeritus, St. Olaf College

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Jack Zipes is the translator and editor of The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Princeton), the editor of The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Tales (Hackett), and the author of Why Fairy Tales Stick , among many other books. He is professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota.

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