Brothers Grimm And Their Critics (Paperback)

Folktales And The Quest For Meaning

By Christa Kamenetsky

Ohio University Press, 9780821410660, 383pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 1994

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Critics of the Grimms' folktales have often imposed narrow patriotic, religious, moralistic, social, and pragmatic meanings of their stories, sometimes banning them altogether from nurseries and schoolrooms. In this study, Kamenetsky uses the methodology of the folklorist to place the folktale research of the Grimms within the broader context of their scholarly work in comparative linguistics and literature.