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A Wild Philology


The Kinder- und Hausmärchen (KHM), first published in 1812, has recently celebrated two centuries of uninterrupted popularity. This is also the book that has engaged Donald Haase over many years. Donald Haase’s contribution to the study of the KHM has been equally wide-ranging. From studying the reception of the Grimms’ tales to the study of their European intellectual tradition, Haase has brought forth the complex and rich com- position of the KHM through his analysis of the sociohistorical context of the KHM on the one hand and through the analysis of individual tales of the KHM on the other. To celebrate the two centuries of the KHM and to honor Donald Haase’s work on it, I present in this paper a study of one of its makers—Jacob Grimm.