The Brothers Grimm

My inspiration at the moment is the The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Karl (1786–1859), who became famous as the authors of fairy tales. The Grimm brothers were also very important historians of medieval language and folklore.

The Grimm brothers published their first volume of fairy tales, Tales of Children and the Home, in 1812. They had received their stories from peasants and villagers. In their collaboration Jacob did more of the research, while Wilhelm, more fragile, put it into literary form and provided the childlike style. They were also interested in folklore and primitive literature. Between 1816 and 1818 they published two volumes of German legends and also a volume of early literary history.

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