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by Lee Santiva September. 10, 2019 90 views
Fairy Tale Classics - retold

Fairy Tale Classics - retold

This book re-interpretes the classic fairy tales and places them in a (United States) modern context. For example, the Pied Piper of Hamelin takes place in a trailer park.

Most of the well-known "fairy tales" originate from Germany (to be precise: the German language, since the country of Germany didn't exist when the Grimm Brothers wrote them).

One of the funniest "re-interpretations" of the classics in German language I've ever read was Little Red Riding Hood written in bureaucratic (legal) German as if it was a police report. I laughed until tears came to my eyes.

If you understand German, here is an example: "...einem polizeilich nicht gemeldeten Wolf ohne festen Wohnsitz..." :-) :-)

and I recommend this: https://www.rechtssprache.biz/fileadmin/user_upload/RotkaeppchenJuristenUndAmtsDt.pdf

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Björn Roose 1 week, 1 day ago

Well, as long as political correctness is limited to fairy tale reinterpretations it is funny indeed smile And thanks for the link smile

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Lee Santiva Replied to Björn Roose 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed it! I learned a lot from you this year - like, if you have nothing for the day's topic, there's always a book ... :-)  and there is... always a book!

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Björn Roose Replied to Lee Santiva 1 week ago

You're welcome smile

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