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The Godfather (Grimm's Fairy Tales - 39)

A poor man had so many children that he had already asked everyone in the world to be godfather, and when still another child was born, no one else was left whom he could ask. 594 more words

Fairy Tales

A Spoonful of Honey (die Bienenkönigin)

There was once a king who had three sons. The two oldest of them liked to go off on adventures, and they spent so much time adventuring that they eventually became rather wild and forgot all about home and family in their pursuit of new thrills. 1,300 more words

Folklore

Pierre Gascar's "The Season of the Dead": Fairytale Forests

When I read this story, I am awed by the author’s depiction of the forest, this space of discarded Jewish corpses and this projection of nightmarish fears. 964 more words

Literature Musings

Chicken Tonight (Kluge Gretel)

There once was a chef called Gretel. She was a cheerful sort who always wore shoes with bright red heels, and every time she went in or out of the kitchen she would do a little twirl, look at her reflection in the door and think “Well goodness me, who is that good-looking lady?” 927 more words

Folklore