Guest Post and Giveaway: The Spinning Gold Blog Tour With C. Margery Kempe

Drop by for the first stop of the tour!

The Novel Approach

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Why do fairy tales eternally return? We never seem to get tired of them. While most people know the Disney versions best, surprisingly few have read the Grimm versions upon which they were based, which can be very grim indeed. Those in turn were based upon oral retellings of stories by German and Alsatian women, which were then shaped by the brothers to form a collection. The Kinder- und Hausmärchen had a political intent as well as a literary and linguistic one as the brothers wanted to give people a sense of identity from the stories.

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