Ronald G. Murphy is George M. Roth Distinguished Professor of German at Georgetown University.
perhaps the best service this admirable book can do is to send us back to the stories themselves. Many of them are unread, or known only by courtesy of Walt Disney. As Ronald Murphy makes clear, they can still tell us, grown-ups and children, much about what it means to be human. * Melanie McDonagh, The Tablet 23/12/00. * Fr Ronald Murphy has done the Brothers Grimm a great service. He has put their stories into the context of their Christianity, something which wouldn't be necessary except in an invincibly secular age such as ours is. But he has done more than that. He has brought home to us the essentially hospitable nature of the stories. * Melanie McDonagh, The Tablet 23/12/00. *