Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm A New English Version Two hundred years ago Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children s and Household Tales Now at a veritable fairy tale moment witness the popular television shows Grimm and Once Up

Two hundred years ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children s and Household Tales Now, at a veritable fairy tale moment witness the popular television shows Grimm and Once Upon a Time and this year s two movie adaptations of Snow White Philip Pullman, one of the most popular authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immTwo hundred years ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children s and Household Tales Now, at a veritable fairy tale moment witness the popular television shows Grimm and Once Upon a Time and this year s two movie adaptations of Snow White Philip Pullman, one of the most popular authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.From much loved stories like Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel and Hansel and Gretel to lesser known treasures like Briar Rose, Thousandfurs, and The Girl with No Hands, Pullman retells his fifty favorites, paying homage to the tales that inspired his unique creative vision and that continue to cast their spell on the Western imagination.

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Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version

  1. In 1946, acclaimed author Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, into a Protestant family Although his beloved grandfather was an Anglican priest, Pullman became an atheist in his teenage years He graduated from Exeter College in Oxford with a degree in English, and spent 23 years as a teacher while working on publishing 13 books and numerous short stories Pullman has received many awards for his literature, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal for exceptional children s literature in 1996, and the Carnegie of Carnegies in 2006 He is most famous for his His Dark Materials trilogy, a series of young adult fantasy novels which feature freethought themes The novels cast organized religion as the series villain Pullman told The New York Times in 2000 When you look at what C.S Lewis is saying, his message is so anti life, so cruel, so unjust The view that the Narnia books have for the material world is one of almost undisguised contempt At one point, the old professor says, It s all in Plato meaning that the physical world we see around us is the crude, shabby, imperfect, second rate copy of something much better I want to emphasize the simple physical truth of things, the absolute primacy of the material life, rather than the spiritual or the afterlife He argues for a republic of heaven here on Earth.In 2007, the first novel of the His Dark Materials trilogy was adopted into the motion picture The Golden Compass by New Line Cinema Many churches and Christian organizations, including the Catholic League, called for a boycott of the film due to the books atheist themes While the film was successful in Europe and moderately received in the United States, the other two books in the trilogy were not be adapted into film, possibly due to pressure from the Catholic Church When questioned about the anti church views in His Dark Materials, Pullman explains in an interview for Third Way UK It comes from history It comes from the record of the Inquisition, persecuting heretics and torturing Jews and all that sort of stuff and it comes from the other side, too, from the Protestants burning the Catholics It comes from the insensate pursuit of innocent and crazy old women, and from the Puritans in America burning and hanging the witches and it comes not only from the Christian church but also from the Taliban Every single religion that has a monotheistic god ends up by persecuting other people and killing them because they don t accept him Wherever you look in history, you find that It s still going on Feb 2002 Pullman has received many threats by ardent believers over his choice of subject matter.More ffrf news day dayitems itenpedia wiki Philip_Prandomhouse features p.on Philip Pullman db name nm1099514

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  1. The mountain and the valley never meet, but the children of men, both good and bad, met one another all the time The Two Travelling CompanionsI grew up with fairy tales first my mom read them to me when I was still too little to do so myself, and then I took the big volumes in my own little hands and laboriously pored over each page, living among the princes and princesses, in worls where there were still giants and everybody paid attention to not mess up with witches, death itself walked the ro [...]

  2. These two brothers are solely responsible for most of the world knowing a number of fairy tales Their names Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, two Germans They were neither the first nor the last to collect stories, slightly adapt and publish them as a collection However, for some reason, their changes managed to enchant people and before long, theirs were THE Hausm rchen to have and know.Philip Pullman is himself an accomplished author who has apparently been heavily influenced by classic fairy tales and [...]

  3. Rese a completa aqu tinyurl h5qhgpr5 de 5 estrellas Este libro es una joya que efectivamente es para todas las edades a pesar de todo lo crudos que puedan ser algunos cuentos, otros son perfectos para los m s peque os.Ratifico que, de lejos, los cuentos fant sticos de los hermanos Grimm son mi universo literario favorito los pr ncipes, brujas, maleficios, caballeros y princesas son mi debilidad.Pullman nos da la posibilidad de no s lo disfrutar de la tradici n original de los cuentos, tambi n no [...]

  4. I came to this edition of Grimm purely as an accompaniment to Shaun Tan sThe Singing Bones a wonderful book of sculptures that illustrate these tales I must admit to initially being inspired by the illustrated history of Grimm fairy tales than the fairy tales themselves However, Philip Pullman has done a nice job collating and sprucing up 50 of these stories I guess your position on his stylistic choices may depend on how much of a Grimm scholar you are A brief comparison of several stories tel [...]

  5. I grew up loving fairy tales, especially those by the Brothers Grimm I had them narrated on records, and I d sit or lay on the carpet and just listen and let my imagination take me away I took the stories at face value, and never questioned how odd they are, or why things happen in them the way they do It was just how it was.Now, as an adult, it s wonderful to be able to get reacquainted with the stories, and to read some I d never heard of before In this new translation and version, Philip Pull [...]

  6. This is an odd one.I love Philip Pullman yet I m not a fan of any Grimm Tale I have read prior to this book I give this a low rating mainly because it was painfully hard work to read this book at any great pace Grimm tales are so formulaic, they sometimes don t feel like real stories Every woman in every story is either so astonishingly beautiful that it could bring a statue to tears or is a witch evil on epic proportions monstrously ugly There s a forest There s always a fucking forest Kings an [...]

  7. Started so strong I thought I d burn through these but things fell off a bit a third into it, or maybe I just got too used to the transparent language, the patient anonymous tone, the ever present series of threes, the same ol motifs Courage, bravery, goodness, cleverness are rewarded with gold, princesses, and living happily ever after Greed and evil are often punished by decapitation Loved it when ultraviolent and weird, or when birds and fish talked, but sometimes the words blended and kept m [...]

  8. Not Just So I have my favourites just as I am sure you have yours, those tales, told in childhood, which have a lifelong resonance My grandfather was a particularly good story teller, both in fact and in fiction, meaning that he could tell true stories and tall stories with equal verve and conviction Those I liked best he told me time and time again I loved them, so much so that I would not tolerate any deviation Like Josephine, Rudyard Kipling s lost daughter, for me the tales of a grandfather [...]

  9. Pullman strips the traditional fairytales right back to their core This was a lovely read, and the little pieces at the end of each tale, where the author gives a little information about the original tale and any changes he may or may not have made, gives real context to the stories, making them even interesting.

  10. I am a fairytale geek I am crazy about them and have been since I was a wee child I keep various anthologies on my shelf, including the complete Grimm, some Russian tales, and Jack Zipes fantastic French fairy tale translations When I heard Philip Pullman was coming out with a collection, I knew I needed it.FAIRY TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM A New English Version lives up to my expectations The selected tales cover both the extremely popular Cinderella and the obscure The Stolen Pennies Thus re [...]

  11. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this review, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally So here was a quick read I couldn t pass up when randomly coming across it at my neighborhood library the other day a new compilation of around 50 classic Grimm Brothers fairytales some famous but most obscure , done for the 200th anniversary of these tales first publications, edited and sometimes slightly altered [...]

  12. Fine, but who is this book for Pullman s versions of some of the Grimms folk stories are well enough written and his little summaries at the end of each tale gives a bit of background to where each story originated and the different versions that have been told in the past But from the moment I received the book and discovered that, to my amazement, there are no illustrations, I couldn t help but wonder who exactly is this book for Pullman has updated the language but not the stories so we have [...]

  13. This review is for the audiobook version of Grimm Tales for Young and Old written by Philip Pullman and narrated by Samuel West.I have a history of insomnia and lately I ve been doing this thing where I turn off the lights at bedtime and listen to an audiobook It s very relaxing and if I don t fall asleep on time , I don t have as much anxiety about it You know that whole insomniac game of, if I fall asleep right now, I ll get 7 hours of sleep Also, apparently it s good sleep hygiene because it [...]

  14. 3 1 2 stars.I was so excited when I saw this I love fairy tales especially fairy tale retellings , and I am a fan of Philip Pullman s work, so I thought that this would be totally awesome.As it is, these are not retellings of Grimms fairy tales, they re justlings He basically copy pasted 50 Grimm tales and then added a couple paragraphs commentary at the end of each Occasionally he says something interesting, but mostly you could do without it I recently recovered my edition of the fairy tales a [...]

  15. Everyone likes fairytales but in my case it was almost an obsession while growing up I liked to search for books that had fairytales from different parts of the world and as a part of this scavange I was familiar with Grimm s fairytales from long ago This book was like a review of my previous knowledge with the inclusion of additional info What I liked about the book was that it has a separate section after each story with a total of 50 stories where the writer mentions the source of the storie [...]

  16. Review originally posted here.I requested this book from NetGalley early in October I knew thought I didn t have a chance at being accepted because the bigger publishers usually reject me this isn t me looking for sympathy, it s just that I get denied all the time , but figured I d try anyway for a few reasons.1 It s Philip Effing Pullman.2 It s faerie tales.3 I am EXACTLY this book s target demographic.Several weeks went by and I heard nothing, so I assumed that meant I was going to be rejected [...]

  17. Fairy tales remind me of that game telephone The one where a person starts off saying something and as that phrase gets passed from person to person it changes until when the final person says it out loud it is nothing like the original I feel that this happens quite often with fairy tales There are so many variations for each tale with every author or storyteller throwing in their own twist Philip Pullman takes a slightly different approach He has researched many of these tales from different s [...]

  18. Este libro fue algo decepcionante Estaba encantada de poder leer los cuentos de los hermanos Grimm pero no fue asi.A pesar de que el autor de este libro dice que leer estos cuentos es facil y rapido si lo son por la manera en la que estan narrados para mi no lo fue tanto Creo que al ser cuentos infantiles y narrados para ni os y yo al no ser tan ni a fue lo que hizo que no me gustara Siempre pensaba, uhh tengo que terminar el libro, no me daban ganas de agarrarlo y terminarlo.Creo que hubiese si [...]

  19. Not 5 stars cause some of the stories are a little bit meh, but if we gonna ignore those few its a great read.I knew that the Grimms tales were a lot darker than the ones that we have been told as a little kids and im really glad that i had the chance to read them There are stories in this book that i cant believe that they ve been told to kids If you are not familiar with the Grimm brothers tales, i think this book its a very good way to start.

  20. I was hoping for Pullman to be a bit audacious with this, I think Instead, most of the stories are simply and directly retold from the Grimms versions some of them are slightly tweaked and clarified, but Pullman seems to actively pull back from putting his own fingerprints on the stories That, combined with the repetitive nature of such stories and the fact that I have read them all elsewhere in similar collections, made this a less than impressive read.

  21. The tales themselves are fine, I ve always like the Grimms gatherings The problem here is Pullman.It s unclear exactly what Pullman has done He pretends to some level of academic credibility, but fails to provide it I get the feeling he s read a few versions of each story and cobbled together his favourite bits into something he finds personally satisfying, but his notes are rather smug and self serving He claims that these stories are not texts in the way a modern novel is a text, implying that [...]

  22. I have always loved fairy tales Even before I could read, they caught my imagination in a way that other stories didn t and, even as a child, I preferred the pre Disney stories, the ones in which evil stepsisters were danced to death or locked cupboard contained Bluebeard s murdered wives As I grew older, I read them less but they never were far from my heart as I developed the same love for fantasy And that, of course, led me to Philip Pullman s Dark Materials And now with this, his Fairy Tales [...]

  23. Setelah membaca versi aslinya, agak nggak yakin ceritanya bisa dikonsumsi untuk anak anak Pantas saja, buku ini mengalami perubahan judul dengan menghilangkan for children.Membaca buku ini layaknya membaca essay karena di setiap akhir cerita, Pullman menambahkan informasi seperti siapa yang mengadaptasi pertama kali atau perubahan yang dibuat Pullman Kisah karangan Brother Grimm bisa dibilang dark , sempat kaget pas baca kisah aslinya Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gratel Kita sudah terla [...]

  24. REVIEW ALSO ON bibliomantics 2012 11 23 bWhen I heard there was a new collection of fairy tales being rewritten by Philip Pullman I practically wet myself in excitement I seem to do that a lot for the sake of these reviews This collection combines two of my favorite things classic fairy tales particularly of the Grimm variety and incredibly well written fantasy, which is where Pullman comes in If you have yet to do so, I highly recommend checking out the His Dark Materials series It will amaze a [...]

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