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Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales

Jack Zipes


This book explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North America, from the nineteenth century to the present. The book reveals how the Grimms came to play a pivotal and unusual role in the evolution of Western folklore and in the history of the most significant cultural genre in the world—the fairy tale. Folklorists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm sought to discover and preserve a rich abundance of stories emanating from an oral tradition, and encouraged friends, colleagues, and strangers to gather and share these tales. As a result, hundreds of thousands of wonderful folk and fairy tal ... More

Keywords: Brothers Grimm, Western folklore, fairy tale, oral tradition, stories, children's literature, storytelling, Europe, North America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691160580
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691160580.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jack Zipes, author
University of Minnesota