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Nationality  USA

Name  Maria Tatar
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Born  1945 (age 69–70)Hungary
Alma mater  Denison University (B.A., 1967) Princeton University (Ph.D., 1971)
Occupation  professor, author, academic
Known for  books on mythology and folklore
Home town  Highland Park, Illinois
Spouse(s)  Stephen A. Schuker (divorced 1989)
Education  Princeton University (1971)
Residence  Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Nominations  Locus Award for Best Non-Fiction, Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
Books  The Annotated Classic F, The Annotated Brothers, Off with Their Heads!: F, Enchanted Hunters: The Pow, Lustmord: Sexual Murder in
Similar People  Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen

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Maria Magdalene Tatar (born May 13, 1945) is an American academic whose expertise lies in children's literature, German literature, and folklore. She is the John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Chair of the Committee on Degrees in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University.


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Early life and education

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Maria Tatar was born in Pressath, Germany. Her family emigrated from Hungary to the United States in the 1950s when she was a child.

She grew up in Highland Park, Illinois and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1963.

Tatar earned an undergraduate degree from Denison University and a doctoral degree from Princeton University.


In 1971, after finishing her doctorate at Princeton University, Tatar joined the faculty of Harvard University. She received tenure in 1978.

Personal life

She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Selected works

  • Spellbound: Studies on Mesmerism and Literature (Princeton University Press, 1978) ISBN 978-0-691-06377-5
  • The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales (Princeton, 1987) ISBN 978-0-691-06722-3
  • Off With Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood (Princeton, 1993) ISBN 978-0-691-06943-2
  • The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales (W. W. Norton & Company, 2002) ISBN 978-0-393-05163-6
  • The Annotated Brothers Grimm (W.W. Norton, 2004) ISBN 0393058484
  • The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen (W.W. Norton, 2008) ISBN 978-0-393-06081-2
  • Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood (W.W. Norton, April 2009) ISBN 978-0-393-06601-2
  • "From Bookworms to Enchanted Hunters: Why Children Read" (Journal of Aesthetic Education, Summer 2009, vol.43, no.2, p.19-36) ISSN 0021-8510
  • The Annotated Peter Pan, ed., (W.W. Norton, 2011) ISBN 978-0-393-06600-5
  • References

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