Thursday, May 27, 2010

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This article is a fascinating and educational look into fairy tales before the Grimms-from Straparola to Basile to Perrault and the French salons. My local library has several books on the brothers Grimm, many books of folktales, and a few on fairy lore, but little on fairy tales other than the Grimms, so my knowledge of these earlier authors is limited. In interpreting the tales, Germaine Greer considers carefully the historical context, something too often neglected in modern interpretations.

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