The Resource Terrors of childhood in Grimms' fairy tales, W.G. Kudszus

Terrors of childhood in Grimms' fairy tales, W.G. Kudszus

Label
Terrors of childhood in Grimms' fairy tales
Title
Terrors of childhood in Grimms' fairy tales
Statement of responsibility
W.G. Kudszus
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Questioning culturally predetermined consolidations of childhood experience, this study focuses on memory and affect on the verge of linguistic formulation. Fairy tale plots frequently function as cover-ups of a deeply rooted violence that expresses itself through sensibilities of the skin and in presymbolically charged cataclysms. In a narrative borderland, early linguistic and psychic events reemerge with primordial force. Split into seemingly irreconcilable opposites, good and evil engage in warfare with each other; cannibalism and infanticide take hold of family life. Four tales are presented here as related in 1857 by the Brothers Grimm, along with new translations. Through in-depth readings of these intricately interpersonal texts, this inquiry explores a frightful silence."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398.2/092/243
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PT921
  • PT921
LC item number
  • .K84 2005
  • .K84 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
Series statement
Berkeley insights in linguistics and semiotics
Series volume
v. 53
Label
Terrors of childhood in Grimms' fairy tales, W.G. Kudszus
Publication
Note
Includes the texts in English and German of Der König vom goldenen Berg, Der gläserne Sarg, Der treue Johannes, and Von dem Machandelboom
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-142) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
1. In the beginning -- 2. Bruder Grimm : Der Konig vom goldenen Berg -- The king of the golden mountain -- 3. A yearning at the heart of terror : language and psyche in "The king of the golden mountain" -- 4. Bruder Grimm : Der glaserne Sarg -- The glass coffin -- 5. Skins of a tale : "The glass coffin" -- 6. Between dream and wakefulness : the female protagonist in "The glass coffin" -- 7. Bruder Grimm : Der treue Johannes -- Faithful Johannes -- 8. The idiom of passion : "Faithful Johannes" -- 9. Bruder Grimm : Von dem Machandelboom -- The Juniper tree -- 10. Eating and giving birth : "The Juniper tree" -- 11. Ending
Control code
000023396397
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
149 p.
Isbn
9780820456553
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002022499
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21671205
System control number
sr21671205

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