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Jubiläumsausstellung “Expedition Grimm” in Kassel

Nachts noch auf der Althane geseßen, die Lindenblüthen erfüllten die ganze Luft. (Wilhelm Grimm 1821)

Tilman Spreckelsen: Austellung ‘Expedition Grimm.’ Erzählen, Edieren, Umarbeiten, in: faz.net, 28.4.2013


Doppelporträt von Jakob und Wilhelm Grimm, nach Ludwig Emil Grimm, 1843.


Perhaps the most famous literary drowning of them all, immortalised in Millais’ painting, though the effect is somewhat dampened – if you’ll forgive the pun – when you realise poor Lizzie Siddal modelled for it in a cold bath. But the pity and beauty of Shakespeare’s poetry can withstand even that Pre-Raphaelite passing-off: “Her clothes spread wide; And, mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up … but long it could not be Till that her garments, heavy with their drink, Pull’d the poor wretch … To muddy death.”

Lynn Shepherd: Lynn Shepherd’s 10 fictional drownings, in: guardian.co.uk, 2013-03-06.
Bild: John Everett Millais (1829-1896): Ophelia. Ca. 1851. Tate Britain (Google Art Project).