White as Milk, Red as Blood

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White as Milk, Red as Blood by Franz Xaver von Schonwerth
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Apr 24, 2018 | 160 Pages

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    Apr 24, 2018 | 160 Pages

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“Dawson moves beyond the traditional illustrative style associated with fairy tales, in which images represent peak moments in the narrative. For these uniquely dark, sometimes spare stories, she focused instead on complementing the text by elucidating its more ambiguous undertones and portraying its moods.” —Quill & Quire

“Ferocious. And funny, and moving, and delightful . . . Illustrated with wonderful freedom and zestful inventiveness.” —Philip Pullman from the Foreword

“Schönwerth’s tales have a compositional fierceness and energy rarely seen in stories gathered by the Brothers Grimm or Charles Perrault.” —The New Yorker
“[This] new collection of German folk stories . . . challenges preconceptions about many of the most commonly known fairytales. . . . Many of the stories centre around surprisingly emancipated female characters.” —The Guardian
“Schönwerth’s legacy counts as the most significant collection in the German-speaking world in the nineteenth century.” —Daniel Drascek, University of Regensburg
“At the time his work was praised by many, including Jacob Grimm, who in 1885 stated: ‘Nowhere in the whole of Germany is anyone collecting [folklore] so accurately, thoroughly and with such a sensitive ear’. . . . Like his counterparts, von Schöenwerth’s work consists of tales passed on by word of mouth over generations by locals in area villages. The stories may be similar, but the local traditions, culture and history provide new life to the tales. . . . If you’re a fan of the tales passed on by the Brothers Grimm, you may want to get your hands on these new stories.” —Stephen Fuchs, German Pulse

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