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Preserving the SpellBasile's "The Tale of Tales" and Its Afterlife in the Fairy-Tale Tradition$
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Armando Maggi

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226242965

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226243016.001.0001

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How to Undo The Tale of Tales

How to Undo The Tale of Tales

Brentano and the End of Fairy Tales

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(p.148) Chapter Six How to Undo The Tale of Tales
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Preserving the Spell
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Armando Maggi

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226243016.003.0007

This chapter examines Clemens Brentano’s transcriptions of Anna Katharina Emmerick’s visions. She was a mystic whose raptures Brentano transcribed in order to prove her sanctity. This chapter contends that Emmerick’s visions share some important aspects of the fairy-tale genre. This chapter does not claim that this mystic’s oral visions are false; it aims to stress the similar narrative structures.

Keywords:   Brentano, Anna Katharina Emmerick, mysticism, raptures, fairy tales

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