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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The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films offers readers a long overdue, comprehensive look at the rich history of fairy tales and their influence on film, complete with the inclusion of an extensive filmography compiled by the author. With this book, Jack Zipes not only looks...
Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge