Evolution of Grimm's Fairy Tales
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 58 , Segment 5
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- May 7, 2015 9:00 pm
- 24:06 mins
Guest: Jack Zipes, author of Grimm Legacies: The Magic Power of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales, Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota and a fairy tale expert The classic fairy tales of American childhood are familiar from start to finish: Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel. “And they all lived happily ever after,” right? Well, it wasn’t always so. When the Brothers Grimm first published their now-famous tales, there was nothing “happily ever after about them.” They weren’t even fairy tales, according to Jack Zipes, author of Grimm Legacies: The Magic Power of the Grimm’s’ Folk and Fairy Tales.