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If Only The Grimms Had Known Alice

It’s a simple thing, really. I’ve always loved fairy tales and monsters and magic. One night a few months ago I was reading from Italo Calvino’s Italian Folk Tales, and started reading out loud. 653 more words


The Mushroom of Fairy Tales

Wandering in the Black Forest of Germany, I came across this pretty red mushroom with white spots. I immediately recognized it from pictures in old story books, especially those featuring Grimm’s Fairy Tales. 35 more words


Hand to Mouth: 1:1 participatory performance on food and other acts of remembering

T. came into the room. I asked her ‘do know what this performance is about?’ she said ‘yes, you’re going to dance for me and tell me stories from your culture while I eat a sandwich’. 1,795 more words


Haiku 11/365

little red riding hood,

snow whites sevens know what’s good,

fairy tales of grimm ~


The Three Lads and the Landlord

There once were three lads who had decided that they would always stay together and work in the same town, wherever their journeying took them. When the time came that they could no longer find work, and found themselves poor and hungry instead, one of them said to the others: ‘What shall we do? 1,108 more words




There once lived a man and his wife, who had long wished for a child, but in vain. Now there was at the back of their house a little window which overlooked a beautiful garden full of the finest vegetables and flowers; but there was a high wall all round it, and no one ventured into it, for it belonged to a witch of great might, and of whom all the world was afraid. 1,346 more words