German386 (Spring 2014) Fairy Tales
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GERMAN 386: FAIRY TALES
Lecture: T, TH 11-12, 1400 Chemistry
Frederick Amrine, Arthur F. Thurnau
Professor ([email protected])
Germanic Langs. and Lits., 3210 MLB
office hours TU 12-1, TH 4-5 & by appt.
GSIs: Domenic DeSocio ([email protected])
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castle, and in this garden there was atree that bore golden apples. After the
apples became ripe, they were counted, but on the very. next
fairy was to fall due on Brier Roses fteenth birthday, when she was - .
to prick her nger on a spindle and fall down dead. But the twelfth . M A RI 0 JA C O B Y
good fairy, who had saved her wish for last, commuted the curse to
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,Let us rst of all attempt to formulate our task. As already stated in
the foreword, this work is dedicated to the study of fairy tales. The
existence of fairy tale
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prettiest you can imagine. Her mother adored her.
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little red. hood cfw_or her. The hood suited the ch
In times of old there'lived a king and queen, and eyery day they said, Oh, if
onlywe had a child! Yet, they never had one. '
- Then one day, as the queen went out bathing, a og happened to crawl
ashore and say to her, Your wish shall-be
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The case of the disappearing Jew
I first realized that the Jew had disappeared in the university class
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Once upon a time there was a sweet little maiden. Whoever laid eyes upon
her could not help but love her. But it was her grandmother who loved her.
most. She could never give the child enough. One time she made her a pres
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here was once a rich man who had a hardworking and honest
servanthhis fellow was the first to get out of bed in the
morning and the last into bed at night. If there was any
unpleasant work to be done that no one was willing to touch, he went ahead
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true, there lived a king who had beautiful
daughters. The youngest was so lovely
that even the sun, which had seen so many things, was filled
with wonder when it shone upon her face.
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She said to her daughter: Take this loaf of hot bread and
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A man had a donkey who had diligently carried sacks of grain to the mill for
many years. However, the donkeys strength was reaching its end, and he was
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German 386 Fairy Tales (Spring Term 2014)
Antisemitic Legends from the Brothers Grimm
The Jews' Stone
In the year 1462 in the village of Rinn in Tyrol a number of Jews convinced a poor
farmer to surrender his small child to them in return for a large sum
SEX AND VIOLENCE
The Hard Core
These stories are suffused with the same purity that
makes children appear so marvelous and biessed.
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Homework & Class Topics for Wednesday, May 28
Read the following numbered texts in the order they appear and be prepared to discuss in class
the texts, along with the background information and questions (in boxes) below.
Fairy Tales and the Civilizing Pr
Homework and Topics for June 5
On Thursday June 5, we will meet in the Special Collections Library, 8th floor of the Hatcher
Graduate Library, South. Pictured here is the North Entrance.
Before or after class, pop into the beautiful reference room on the