Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker

Homesickness for the real Heidi: multicultural visions of the Swiss icon

“In the New World, Heidi is remembered as a sweet, coquettish cross between Bambi and Barbie, a Black Forest maiden and a society Tirolean. This is harmless retouching compared with the countless ‘sequels’ in which she appeared as Peter’s wife, later also as a detective, ski instructor, ghost hunter or porn star. What William Tell is to Swiss men, Heidi is to girls

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Grant Barrett