Last night just before bedding down for the night a little memory sparked briefly. I’ll go back through and add hyperlinks like I always do.
I remembered reading an NPR book review some long while back. I remembered it had to do with “The Turnip Princess” a folktale. But a tale spun originally by whom? A Russian? maybe, sounds like a Russia one to be sure.
The author, unfortunately was someone I could also not recall the name of. I did however remembered that the story was not from the well know Grimm brothers, Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm and Wilhelm Karl Grimm. Touching loosely on the Brothers Grimm the other day must have shook and blinked an old, ragged brain cell awake.
With those memories flickering, or rather blinking like a busted light, this morning I searched about the internet determined to solve this mystery caused by my spotty memory. I surfed the search, as a wave of knowledge upon the depths of a churning world wide web. I searched and searched util I floated ashore- with the answer. The name I needed to remember, Franz Xaver von Schönwerth.
I am going to buy some collection of his collected fairy tales and put that book on the bedside table when a spot opens or maybe I’ll jump bump “Women and Family Life in Early Modern German Literature” or “Fear is the Mind Killer: How to Build a Training Culture that Fosters Strength and Resilience” from the three book rotation.