Grimm, Jakob

Grimm, Jakob grĭm [key], 1786–1859, and which did much to encourage the romantic revival of folklore. Among their best-known stories are “Hansel and Gretel,” “Rapunzel,” “The Breman Town Musicians,” “Red Riding Hood,” and “Rumpelstiltskin.” The brothers Grimm also planned and inaugurated the great German dictionary (16 vol., 1854–1954).

See M. Tatar, ed., The Annotated Brothers Grimm (2004), L. Segal et al., The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm (1973), and P. Pullman, ed., Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm (2012); J. Zipes, The Brothers Grimm (1989).

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