Posts Tagged: Brothers Grimm

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Jennifer Whitaker

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Jennifer Whitaker discusses her new collection The Blue Hour, persona poems, the violence in fairy tales, and writing about sexual abuse. ...more

Grimm Fairy Tales Just Got Grimmer

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British art giant David Hockney is best known for pop-art paintings like A Bigger Splash, but he has also worked in many other mediums—including, it seems, illustrations for children’s books.

Over at Brain Pickings, Maria Popova highlights a recently reissued collection of fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm with striking, discomfiting drawings by Hockney.

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Get Ready To Tell Your Kids About Prince Dung Beetle

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While the Brothers Grimm were collecting fairytales and folklore around Germany, another historian was doing the same thing.

His name was Franz Xaver von Schönwerth, and the 500 fairytales he recorded in Bavaria were only recently uncovered.

The Guardian has more on the multitude of new bedtime stories, including a translation of one called “The Turnip Princess.”

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