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Jack Zipes’ article featured in Times Higher Education, London

They'll huff and they'll puff 

The Brothers Grimm's fairy-tale legacy has been celebrated by true artists, but also perverted by Hollywood hype, says Jack Zipes

The year 2012 will see countless celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the first edition of the Brothers Grimm's first collection of fairy tales, published as Children's and Household Tales.

But would Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm have been pleased by all the conferences, books and papers that will honor their work? Actually, they are more likely to be turning in their graves, if they weren't already, at the mass-mediated hype of fairy tales. Were they alive today, they would surely be concerned that the tales of the folk are being turned into trivial pulp for the masses by the globalized culture industry...

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