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Grimms' bad girls & bold boys : the moral & social vision of the Tales / Ruth B. Bottigheimer.

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Eckhart PL - Main 0.0 (Text) 840191002928966 Adult Nonfiction - Upper Level In process -

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  • ISBN: 0300039085
  • ISBN: 9780300039085
  • ISBN: 0300043899
  • ISBN: 9780300043891
  • Physical Description: xv, 211 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [1987]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-205) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Grimms' Tales and the three-thousand-year tradition -- Fairy tales, society, and scholarship -- Natural powers and elemental differences -- Witches, maidens, and spells -- Patterns of speech -- "Cinderella" -- Paradigms for powerlessness -- Prohibitions, transgressions, and punishments -- Deaths and executions -- Towers, forests, and trees -- Spinning and discontent -- Work, money, and anti-Semitism -- Christian values and Christian narratives -- Eroticisim in tradition, text, and image -- The moral and social vision of Grimms' Tales.
Summary, etc.:
This study provides a thorough analysis of the entire body of Grimms' Tales, focusing in particular on the matter of gender. By combining a sociohistorical examination of the stories with close scrutiny of the language in which they are told, the author reveals coherent patterns of motif, plot, and image and brings new insight into the moral and social vision of the collection.--From publisher description.
Subject: Kinder- und Hausmärchen.
Psychoanalysis and literature > Germany.
Sex role in literature.
Fairy tales > Germany > History and criticism.
Germany > Social conditions.

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