Tag Archives: Grimms

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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Jack Zipes on the Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The renowned fairy tale critic Jack Zipes has a new book out on the diverse manifestations of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice motif in folklore and literature, from Lucian and Ovid, through the Grimms, to Harry Potter. There’s a thought-provoking interview with … Continue reading

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Review: Katherine Langrish, Seven Miles of Steel Thistles

Nicholas Lezard in The Guardian reviews here a collection of essays on the fairy tale,¬†Seven Miles of Steel Thistles, by the folklorist Katherine Langrish. It sounds a fascinating book, covering tales from the English ‘Mr Fox’, Irish tales (her title … Continue reading

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