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1.   Preface to the Second Edition of the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1819)
The brothers Jakob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859) collected proverbs and myths, and compiled....
2.   Ernst Dronke on Popular Theater, Bourgeois Theater, and Court Theater in Berlin (1846)
In his book Berlin (1846), the writer and socialist Ernst Dronke (1822-1891) offers....
3.   Wilhelm Heinrich Riehl on Novels about Peasants and Real Peasants (1851)
In the following excerpt, folklorist Wilhelm Heinrich Riehl (1832-1897) observes a conspicuous preoccupation with peasants in recent novels and asks whether bourgeois writers from educated circles....
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