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„Waldsterben als letztes Märchen“
“Dying Forests as the Last Fairy Tale”

Günter Grass’s Play with Fairy-Tale Motifs in the Novel "The Rat"

Author(s): Mirosław Ossowski
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Studies of Literature, German Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: fairy tales; dying forests; The Rat; Günter Grass; Brothers Grimm
Summary/Abstract: This article is about the influence of the fairy tales of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm on the literary work of Günter Grass, especially on the novel "The Rat". The play with fairy-tale motifs in dealing with the problem of the dying forests of Germany is analysed. The subject of the study is a film draft in the novel with fairy-tale characters and the Brothers Grimm.

  • Page Range: 178-187
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English, German