Harkort initially studied German , history and folklore at the Universities of Münster , Marburg and Kiel . On the latter he received his doctorate in 1956 with the dissertation The pseudo and shadow penalties in the story with Kurt Ranke . From the following year he was his assistant in the preparatory work for the encyclopedia of fairy tales . In 1960 he became editor of Fabula magazine . He was a co-founder of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research , of which he was secretary until his early death.
- Folk narrative research and parapsychology. In: Fritz Harkort, Karel C. Peeters, Robert Wildhaber (eds.): People's tradition. Festschrift for Kurt Ranke on the completion of the 60th year of life. Göttingen 1968, pp. 89-105.
- Animal stories in folk lore. in: Ute Schwab (ed.): The animal in poetry. Heidelberg 1970, pp. 12-54, 244-258.
- Kurt Ranke : Fritz Harkort . In: Fabula . Vol. 13 (1972), pp. 182-183.
- Herbert Weißer : Harkort, Fritz. In: Encyclopedia of Fairy Tales . 6: 514-516 (1990).
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German folklorist and storyteller|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 14, 1927|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Heessen (today Hamm )|
|DATE OF DEATH||3rd February 1972|
|Place of death||Goettingen|