Abstract

Discussing relevant passages in both the Grimms’ original appendix to their collection and Bernhard Heller’s essay contribution to Bolte and Polívka’s “Notes” to the Grimms’ tales, in the present essay I explore the connections between the Grimms’ Household Tales and the 1001 Nights. Because the number of direct connections is limited, I turn to the reasons for this apparent lack by discussing the Grimms’ assumptions as collectors, adaptors, and editors. This approach reminds us of the necessity to assess previous scholarship in light of its sociocultural, historical, and political contexts.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1536-1802
Print ISSN
1521-4281
Pages
pp. 75-87
Launched on MUSE
2014-05-29
Open Access
No
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