There I was a dirt poor student One without a head for the logic and rigor demanded of such a taskSo I was thrilled to discover that someone had embarked on what I had wanted to do tease out hints of social and cultural history from the Grimm Brothers collections Bottigheimer does what I think a superlative job she uotes the relevant she tracks down alternate point that Germany suffered a type of roup
HUMILIATION AFTER NAPOLEON S DEPREDATIONS SEEMSafter Napoleon s depredations seems not just fairy tales but German poetry plays etc reflected a hankering for their medieval past and a taste for fantasy and other worlds all during the nineteenth century all the while anti Semitism was on the rise She traces that too in these stories showing how fertile a Hayride Saddle Club ground was prepared for Hitler s poison seed Grimm andrim Bottigheimer offers a very in depth study of Grimm s Tales that shows incredible insights into the moral and social values Wilhelm Grimm specifically permeated his tales with At times shocking to read how he reworked the fairy tales in order to make his female characters either silent and complacent or downright devious and cruel Bottigheimer address many issues concerning fairy tales in this book from women s roles to trees to dialogue Instead of narrowing her focus to one area the author highlights many different subjects This brings about many conclusions which leaves the reader feeling a bit confused I am unsure of her overall message However this book is helpful if you want to look a brief overview of the social The Secret of the Stallion Saddle Club Super Edition gender and spiritual themes in Grimm s fairy tales Scanned for the thesis This wasn t nearly as useful as I had anticipatedor remembered I used it once before for a Sleeping Beauty paper and it was useful for that AlasBut that did mean Iot through it really fastNo rating read for thesi. Cess and the relation of anti Semitism to the economics of work and moneyAccording to Bottigheimer Freudians praise fairy tales as contributing to children’s moral education; although Jungians recognize the ender distinctions inherent in the tales they treat the collection ahistorically ignoring its nineteenth century German origins By combining a sociohistorical analysis of these stories with close scrutiny of the language in which they are told Bottigheimer radically alters the uses to which Grimms’ Tales can be put in the future by historians psychologists feminists and educators . Rception of them and conseuently ALL OTHER STORIES from Grimm to all the way to modern writers of today The Grimms fairy tales OF ALL media tends to be overlooked in terms of how it was influenced Its ubiuitous original uality ives it the impression that it sprung forth from the round untouched like friggin Athena from Zeus head To say that it had no middle man from mouth to page is to underestimate the men who took it upon themselves to jot down the "stories being heard around them and the intensity of need to " being heard around them and the intensity of their need to society in a way that THEY deemed fitThis all in turn ives a brand new way to look at modern literature The speaking roles the language used to describe characters all of it And when you see it that way it s disheartening to see how little has changed since the Grimms bent the stories to their will Very interesting about the editing Wilhelm Grimm did on the tales and how it mostly made the female characters less active and imposed punishments on females than males What I missed was wider explanations of the tales that the author handled the most since most of them weren t familiar to me A ood look at the social implications of
the Grimm fairy tales A bit outdated at this point but still worth the read UghhhhhGrimm fairy tales A bit outdated at this point but still worth the read Ughhhhh academic for me I could have just read the dust jacket and saved myself four days Pretty reat all in all I would have liked to see examples and analysis in a mixed format but it was written so that several pages of examples were Failed States The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy given followed by a short lumped analysis I loved seeing Grimm s tales in a complex light and the sources language and readability were wonderful When I was young I imagined writing just such a book but had no idea where to start once Iot to Europe the archives at the university library and I From London with Love got one visit the palace were so enormous and. For example the relationship between transgression and punishment noting thatender distinctions rather than the severity of the sin determined the conseuences of transgressing prohibitions She finds that in the course of the Tales’ editorial history speech was systematically taken away from women and iven to men She shows how common elements unite images and themes as disparate as abandonment in the forest subliminal eroticism violence and Christianity in the Tales And she treats their social and ethical bases analyzing such aspects of the plots as the workings of the judicial pro. .
A very ood book I appreciated the thoroughness on topics and the author
S Approach To The Talesapproach to the Tales a whole especially looking at subseuent revisions The pattern tracking across the tales and through revisions was a really ood tool to look at the social and moral context that they were collected and revised in Honestly the patterns of punishing and silencing women were infuriating when it was all laid out like that even though I already had negative reactions to some individual talesThe first chapter is really dense academic writing a function I think of situating the author s work in the context of existing research and history of the Tales but the remaining chapters are
Much Accessible Especially For Academic Writing I Found It Easyaccessible Especially for academic writing I found it easy to follow with my low to medium familiarity with the tales knowing the popular ones and a few of the less common ones and with basically no knowledge of German the author translates basically anything you really need to knowI m really interested to o back and read the different revisions of the tales translated to English of course with this book in mind And check out what the author has written since this book Personally I think that if you re Loving going to read the Brother Grimm s Fairy Tales in anyway seriously this is a book to keep by your side Its major fault is that it leans slightly toward the didactic but hey it s what we re here for reading a university press book right Hell even just as someone who is thinking aboutoing into writing or just wants to delve into the history of Grimms can find a lot of it here Bottigheimer is singularly skilled at etting her points across with as much detail and evidence as possible The final result is
#a book that not only dissects the perspectives of the Grimms Brothers and their interpretation of stories but also our #book that not only dissects the perspectives of the Grimms Brothers and their interpretation of stories but also our The fairy tale collection of the brothers Grimm has been a central document in German social and literary history for enerations mined for various purposes by scholars of many persuasions This book the first in than fifty years to examine the entire body of tales provides a thorough content analysis focusing in particular on the use of ender in the stories Ruth B Bottigheimer’s close analysis of several major editions of Grimms’ Tales reveals coherent patterns of motif plot and image and also affords insight into the moral and social vision of the collection Bottigheimer discusses.