Favourite Grimm translation into English?

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Favourite Grimm translation into English?

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1cnb-wishlist First Message
Jan 24, 2007, 2:16pm

I am planning to buy an edition of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, but am hesitating over the many translations that are available. I insist on an unabridged and unsanitized version.

I have seen both the Ralph Manheim (1977) and Margaret Hunt (1884) translations praised. Do members of this group have particular translations that they can recommend?

Thank you.

2aluvalibri
Jan 25, 2007, 2:02pm

The Jack Zipes's is an excellent one.

3ulan25
Edited: Mar 1, 2007, 11:04am

I am also looking for an unabridged, unsanitized edition of the Brothers Grimm tales.

I'd like to ask if The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm all-new third edition has the version of Rapunzel where it is implied that she is pregnant?

I read that the 1812 version of the story says that. But it was changed in 1857.

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm012a.html

I am hoping to get a book that retains the original writing (but translated to english :-P ).

I would greatly appreciate any help! I'm looking to order that book on Amazon soon.

Thank you!!

4aluvalibri
Mar 1, 2007, 12:49pm

ulan25, I might be wrong, but I believe the Jack Zipes's edition is 'unsanitized'.

5ulan25
Mar 4, 2007, 10:45am

ok, great! i'll check it out :) thank you.

6rainpebble
Dec 18, 2014, 11:28pm

>2 aluvalibri:: & >4 aluvalibri::
Am taking your advice Paolina and have just ordered the Jack Zipes's edition as suggested after researching several editions & "looking inside" them.
Thanks for the reck.

7elenchus
Dec 19, 2014, 9:37am

>6 rainpebble:

I'd be curious of your evaluation once you've rec'd and looked it over.

8Crypto-Willobie
Dec 19, 2014, 10:03am

Brand new translation by Zipes of the original 1812 abd 1815 versions of the tales: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=14622130614&searchurl=x%3D0...

9Yervant
Dec 25, 2014, 11:39pm

This translation of the first edition was just published in October. It would be worth looking into: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0691160597/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&...