Tag Archives: Hans Christian Andersen

Every Time a Bell Rings an Angel Gets His Wings

I’ve written on Hans Andersen for my forthcoming book on shadow play and despite the discourse of suffering and redemption, the stories are full of imagination and sensibility, and are always heart-wrenchingly empathic. Many of the tales have a dark … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales and Medieval Latin Literature

There’s a new book from the University of Michigan Press by Jan M. Ziolkowski, Fairy Tales from Before Fairy Tales: The Medieval Latin Past of Wonderful Lies which traces the connections between the classic tales of Grimm, Andersen, and so on, and … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Films

Some interesting recommendations here of ten fairy tale films that are not so mainstream. I’ve seen five of these, and am intrigued by the rest. Adaptations of Grimm, Perrault, and Andersen appear, of course, but also tales from the Arabian … Continue reading

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M.O. Grenby, ‘Fantasy and fairytale in children’s literature ‘

‘Professor M O Grenby explores the relationship between fantasy and morality in 18th- and 19th-century children’s literature.’ This is another excellent article by Prof. Grenby of Newcastle University, from the BL website (whose collection of articles is a very useful … Continue reading

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