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This day in literary history

Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

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The Writer's Almanac

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Friday's Poem: “My Father Was a Young Man Then” by Maria Mazziotti Gillan from What Blooms in Winter. Friday's Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of Wilhelm Karl Grimm, born in Hanau, Germany (1786). He and Jacob, his older brother, published Grimm’s Fairy Tales (1812), the first collection of folklore in modern publishing history. Wilhelm was more romantic and literary, and Jacob was more intellectual. For the most part, Wilhelm found the stories, and Jacob theorized about them.

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