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Professor and fairy-tale expert

Maria Tatar: Professor and fairy-tale expert

Once upon a time fairy tales got no scholarly respect. Maria Tatar, a Harvard University German literature professor who chairs the school’s program in folklore and mythology, helped change all that. Along the way she’s produced annotated versions of classics, such as her most recent, the just-released bicentennial edition of “The Annotated Brothers Grimm.”

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