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Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by [PHILIP PULLMAN]

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Kindle Edition

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“Pullman’s Fairy Tales offers something unique: the chance to watch a master storyteller think through these most foundational of tales. . . . It is fascinating.” —The New York Times
 
“You didn’t know you needed to reread Grimm. You do. This is a grand and great book. . . . I read it ravenously, rapturously.” —Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation
 
“Zippy! . . . These tales are about plot and economy and speed [and] make great bedtime read-alouds for children who can handle a little gore. . . . The original tales weren’t for children, of course; they were for everyone. So is this book. . . . Pullman is both erudite and funny. . . . He has fun with dialogue, and is particularly snappy with dwarfs. . . . You know what? He crushes it, as the youth of today are wont to say. . . . His translations are perfection.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
“It is such a pleasure to read these tales again, to experience their strangeness and richness, their violence and beauty, their sheer nonsense. . . . Reading Pullman’s version it is impossible not to hear Pullman’s own gentle voice; he is present on every page. . . . [His] interventions work brilliantly.” —The Boston Globe
 
“These wonder tales . . . compel belief as powerfully as any adventure or thriller.” —Marina Warner, The Times Literary Supplement
 
“Excellent . . . His beginnings are like invitations that cannot be refused. . . . Pullman shows how completely he understands the Grimms. . . . [He] pays homage to the Brothers’ pioneer work and simultaneously breathes new life into a great, venerable tradition of magical storytelling.” —Jack Zipes, Los Angeles Review of Books
 
“A real pleasure to read . . . This is the kind of writing that stands up to years of bedtime repetition. . . . The author’s best appearances are in the notes, which are often as entertaining as the stories themselves. . . . Swiftness and clarity, he says, were his guiding principles; to which he has added wit and invention. . . . Beautiful or grotesque, the mad poetry of these tales is often delightfully funny too.” —The Economist

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*Starred Review* On the 200th anniversay of the first publication of Grimms’ fairy tales (Kinder- und Hausmärchen), celebrated British author Pullman retells 50 of what he calls “the cream” of the brothers’ 210 tales. Many of his selections are familiar (“Snow White,” “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” etc.), while others (“Mount Simeli,” “The Three Snake-Leaves,” “Lady Heinz,” etc.) are less so. However, what all have in common, in Pullman’s retellings, are a salutary clarity and directness. His style is conversational, simple, and straightforward, without frills and furbelows; but less is more, as Pullman proves by providing a wonderfully rich reading experience. His book is not only stylish in its simplicity but also scholarly. In addition to his elegant introduction, he concludes each tale with his own always interesting commentary and provides, as well, the tale’s type (based on The Types of International Folktales, by Antti Aarne), its source, and a short list of similar stories. There are, of course, any number of English-language versions and editions of Grimm, but few are as felicitous in their telling as Pullman’s. His book surely belongs on the same shelf as the very best of those that appeal to general readers of all ages. --Michael Cart --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B007V65OAW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Classics (November 8, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 8, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4736 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 449 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0143107291
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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