21 July 2011

fairy tales from the north

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Those very tales my grandma gave me are illustrated so wonderfully by Einar Nerman.

I see the particular creepy sadness of Hans Christian Andersen in spades  (the third from the bottom reminds me of this scene!).

Images found here, via Birds of Ohio.
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3 comments:

  1. gorgeous! i never really appreciated the illustrations in books when i was a child. i do now.

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  2. this reminds me of a book of russian fairy tales I have - they have the same quality :)

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  3. Danica - I definitely appreciate them in a different way now. These are so intricate!

    Hila - It reminds me of a Norwegian fairy tale book I had, too. I just love folk tale illustrations, period!

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