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New Translation Of Grimm's Fairytales Restores The Gore And Horror

Discussion in 'Fiction Books' started by sparkchaser, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. sparkchaser

    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    Very, very cool

    You can buy it here.
     
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    WingedWalls New Member

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    I've been looking for this for ages! Thanks!

    I remember reading my first Grimm translation when I was 10. I was shocked and fascinated.
     
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    I read some of the original Grimm stories for a children's lit class I took, but I never came across "How the Children played at Slaughtering". I'm not surprised to see it there though, the original versions are so much darker than most people realize.
     
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    Hi, everyone, I hope you don't mind a new member expressing her opinion at once. I know a bit about the Grimms as I'm part German, and it's certainly true the original stories are very dark. However, I couldn't help recalling an anecdote of Bruno Bettelheim's, in his book 'The Uses of Enchantment', that a mother edited out the burning of the witch in Hansel and Gretel and her little girl was actually traumatised because she thought the wicked witch was still alive!!
     
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    I read the Grimm stories in a format that was a very poor translation from German to English and they were still fascinating. Would love to read these again!
     
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