Karavansara

East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Wilhelm Grimm’s Birthday

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Today is the birthday of Wilhelm Grimm, half of the Grimm Brothers folklorist outfit that compiled a wonderful (and pretty… ah, grim) collection of legend and folktales, and later suffered the double posthumous indignity of having their “fairy tales” sweetened and disneyfied, and of becoming silly characters in a not-so-great fantasy action movie.

Karavansara salutes Wilhelm Grimm with a pretty grim black cat, by the great Arthur Rackham, from his illustrated edition of the Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

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Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

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