The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Brothers Grimm Most of the fairy tales that we grew up with we know thanks to the Brothers Grimm. This book guides us through the world of fairy tales and their criticism and looks at the romantic's mythology of the wandering brothers.
- Published: 28 March 2003
- Format: Paperback 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780312293802 ISBN 10: 0312293801
- Sales rank: 274,767
Full description for The Brothers Grimm
Most of the fairy tales that we grew up with we know thanks to the Brothers Grimm. Jack Zipes takes us behind the romantics mythology of the wandering brothers. Zipes examines the interaction between the Grimms' lives and their work. He reveals the Grimms' personal struggle to overcome social prejudice and poverty, as well as their political efforts as scholars and civil servants toward unifying the German states. By deftly interweaving the social, political, and personal elements of the lives of the Brothers Grimm, Zipes rescues them from sentimental obscurity. No longer figures in fairy tale, the Brothers Grimm emerge as powerful creators, real men who established the fairy tale as one of our great literary institutions. Part biography, part critical assessment, part social history, "The Brothers Grimm" provides a complex and very real story about fairy tales and the modern world.