Paths Through the Forest: A Biography of the Brothers Grimm

Paths Through the Forest A Biography of the Brothers Grimm PrefaceHesse Cassel The FamilyMarburgFrance the FrenchThe Fairy Tales IThe Fairy Tales IIThe End of the Napoleonic EraThe Folk TalesCreative Years in CasselThe German GrammarThe Heroic TalesThe Move t

  • Title: Paths Through the Forest: A Biography of the Brothers Grimm
  • Author: Murray B. Peppard
  • ISBN: 9780030850769
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Hardcover
  • PrefaceHesse Cassel The FamilyMarburgFrance the FrenchThe Fairy Tales IThe Fairy Tales IIThe End of the Napoleonic EraThe Folk TalesCreative Years in CasselThe German GrammarThe Heroic TalesThe Move to GottingenThe Seven of GottingenExile in CasselThe German DictionaryThe Call to BerlinThe First Years in Berlin1848 The Year of RevolutionThe Last Years in BerlinEpilPrefaceHesse Cassel The FamilyMarburgFrance the FrenchThe Fairy Tales IThe Fairy Tales IIThe End of the Napoleonic EraThe Folk TalesCreative Years in CasselThe German GrammarThe Heroic TalesThe Move to GottingenThe Seven of GottingenExile in CasselThe German DictionaryThe Call to BerlinThe First Years in Berlin1848 The Year of RevolutionThe Last Years in BerlinEpilogueChronological TableSelected BibliographyIndex

    One thought on “Paths Through the Forest: A Biography of the Brothers Grimm”

    1. This is a pleasant dual biography of two rather pleasant individuals, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Primarily known for the many editions of their Fairy Tales (Kinder- und Hausmärchen, 1812 etc.) they were actually most important as philologists and as the originators of the first really scholarly grammar as well as dictionary of the Germanic languages--the latter, only completed in 1960, being comparable to our own Oxford English Dictionary were it expanded to include Old as well as Middle English. [...]

    2. I'm a very great fan of the fairy tales; I tracked this book down after I thought how odd it was that one barely even thinks of the Brothers Grimm as being a real-life pair of people; I wanted to know about their reasons for collecting folk and fairy tales, and to find out something of their characters.This book very simply sets out the lives of these two men. Really solidly interesting throughout for me; the attachment they had to each other is pretty amazing, and they seem like they were quite [...]

    3. I don't know why I'd never heard anything on what the Grimm Brothers' intentions were in collecting all of their tales and the setting in which they were working in, but this explains the environment of Romanticism and nationalist motivations so thoroughly. And I love how the author details his support, very keen eye, no posturing, just straight through to the points.

    4. a very good and detailed account of the lives of the Grimm brothers and their contribution to folk and fairy tales. It had not occurred to me that they lived under the occupation of Napoleon.

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