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Author Topic: New Fairy Tale: King Goldenlocks!  (Read 1631 times)

Lokabrenna

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New Fairy Tale: King Goldenlocks!
« on: April 11, 2012, 11:40:40 pm »
Last month I posted a thread about how five hundred new fairy tales were discovered in Germany. This is a tale from that collection, in English, and it's awesome:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2012/04/a-brand-new-fairytale.html

Featuring: a wicked father (for once!), a wild man, apples, a snake woman, and a whole lot of people with golden hair, among other things (It all makes sense in context.)

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Re: New Fairy Tale: King Goldenlocks!
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 12:07:51 am »
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Last month I posted a thread about how five hundred new fairy tales were discovered in Germany.

 
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FIVE HUNDRED NEW FAIRY TALES


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Re: New Fairy Tale: King Goldenlocks!
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 01:03:16 am »
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Last month I posted a thread about how five hundred new fairy tales were discovered in Germany. This is a tale from that collection, in English, and it's awesome:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2012/04/a-brand-new-fairytale.html

Featuring: a wicked father (for once!), a wild man, apples, a snake woman, and a whole lot of people with golden hair, among other things (It all makes sense in context.)


Interesting.  It seems like a close cousin/variation of the Grimm's "Iron Hans," the one Robert Bly wrote his book on masculinity riffing off of.  The little differences are interesting to pick apart, for a nerd like me.
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Re: New Fairy Tale: King Goldenlocks!
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 01:29:22 am »
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Last month I posted a thread about how five hundred new fairy tales were discovered in Germany. This is a tale from that collection, in English, and it's awesome:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2012/04/a-brand-new-fairytale.html

Featuring: a wicked father (for once!), a wild man, apples, a snake woman, and a whole lot of people with golden hair, among other things (It all makes sense in context.)

 
Thank you for this!!! It was quite an interesting read!  :)

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Re: New Fairy Tale: King Goldenlocks!
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 01:43:42 am »
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Last month I posted a thread about how five hundred new fairy tales were discovered in Germany. This is a tale from that collection, in English, and it's awesome:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2012/04/a-brand-new-fairytale.html

Featuring: a wicked father (for once!), a wild man, apples, a snake woman, and a whole lot of people with golden hair, among other things (It all makes sense in context.)

 
Thank you for posting this!

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Re: New Fairy Tale: King Goldenlocks!
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 11:10:29 am »
Quote from: Lokabrenna;49823
Last month I posted a thread about how five hundred new fairy tales were discovered in Germany. This is a tale from that collection, in English, and it's awesome:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2012/04/a-brand-new-fairytale.html

 
500? 500? As in a five with two zeros next to it? I.... it.... huh?

But the question now is how long will it be until some of these are made into movies.

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Re: New Fairy Tale: King Goldenlocks!
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 05:33:38 pm »
Quote from: Lokabrenna;49823
Last month I posted a thread about how five hundred new fairy tales were discovered in Germany. This is a tale from that collection, in English, and it's awesome:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2012/04/a-brand-new-fairytale.html

Featuring: a wicked father (for once!), a wild man, apples, a snake woman, and a whole lot of people with golden hair, among other things (It all makes sense in context.)


Awesome story!  It's got a number of links to existing tale types and motifs -- Valentine mentioned "Iron Hans," but there's also "The Golden Bird/Firebird and Gray Wolf" quest-plus-supernatural-helpers tale type (ATU 550), and several others.  The most unusual element is that the king banishes his son, and he stays banished; usually, evil kings persecute daughters (when sons get banished, it's usually the idiot youngest son of a farmer, not a king).  Then the father-in-law takes over the role of the supportive father in the youngest son's quest, with the brothers-in-law standing in for the usual perfidious brothers.

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Re: New Fairy Tale: King Goldenlocks!
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2012, 10:25:55 am »
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Thanks for posting this, I go to TC for all my rediscovered fairytale needs :p
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