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Jack Zipes, Professor of German, February 28, 2014


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Jack Zipes is Professor Emeritus of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch at the University of Minnesota, having published and lectured on the subject of fairy tales, their evolution, and their social and political role in civilizing processes.

Professor Zipes also lectured at the Institute for Advanced Study in 2012 on Fairy Tales, Child Abuse, and “Childism”.

This interview is part the oral history project Intellectual and Cultural Leaders of Minnesota.

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  1. Kris JordanJune 27, 2015 at 4:44 pmReply

    I inherited a Vellum hand painted book of, I believe, original, fairytales presented to my father by painter..and author? JW Strobach…created in mid 1940 Germany.. I had this translated to English..the stories include the FOG COW, The Flute nosed stork Gives a Lesson to The Professor. The calligraphy and plates seem distinctive to me. The size is fairly large…18 inches or more. My father was a translator in Germany of WW2 and took art supplies to the prisoners. This is how he befriended Mr. Strobach who subsequently sent this unusual book, inscribed to my father, to the USA. I wonder if this is of any interested, or was this a popular artists practice at that time. Mr Strobach painted many works, yet I can find little on the internet. He may have been a graphic designer who painted portraits as well.

    This is on my book shelve for many years now, quaint and lovely, with a depth of images it seems to me.

    Sincerely, Kris Jordan Snohomish Washington

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