Fairy tales are our oldest literary tradition, and yet they chart the imaginative frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature. Whispered secrets and borrowed hope. Neil gaiman, lydia millet, “the wild swans” these and more than thirty other stories by francine prose, “the color Master” Joyce Carol Oates, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, “Orange” Aimee Bender, “Blue-bearded Lover” Michael Cunningham, and many other extraordinary writers make up this thrilling celebration of fairy tales—the ultimate literary costume party.
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales #ad - Spinning houses and talking birds. This exhilarating collection restores their place in the literary canon. The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction.
xo Orpheus: Fifty New MythsPenguin Books #ad - Featuring talkative goats, a bird woman, a squid who falls in love with the sun, here are extravagantly imagined, a beer-drinking ogre, and a girl who gives birth to cubs, bracingly contemporary stories, a cat lady, heralding a new beginning for one of the world’s oldest literary traditions. Retells the myth of Dedalus.
Ron currie, Jr. Aztec jaguar gods again stalk the earth. Icarus flies once more. If “xo” signals a goodbye, then xo Orpheus is a goodbye to an old way of mythmaking. An american soldier designs a new kind of Trojan horse—his cremains in a bullet. Aimee bender retells the myth of the Titans. Elizabeth mccracken retells the myth of Lamia, the child-eating mistress of Zeus.
xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths #ad - Madeline Miller retells the myth of Galatea. Maile meloy retells the myth of Demeter. Emma straub and Peter Straub retell the myth of Persephone. Fifty leading writers retell myths from around the world in this dazzling follow-up to the bestselling My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me. Here, are your favorite mythological figures alongside characters from Indian, Punjabi, Inuit, in beguiling guise, and other traditions.
Joy williams retells the myth of Argos, Odysseus’ dog.
There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy TalesPenguin Books #ad - New york times bestseller winner of the world fantasy award one of new york magazine’s 10 best books of the year one of npr’s 5 best works of Foreign FictionThe celebrated scary fairy tales of Russia’s preeminent contemporary fiction writer—the author of the prizewinning memoir about growing up in Stalinist Russia, nightmares and twists of fate, The Girl from the Metropol Hotel Vanishings and aparitions, mysterious ailments and supernatural interventions haunt these stories by the Russian master Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, heir to the spellbinding tradition of Gogol and Poe.
Blending the miraculous with the macabre, and leavened by a mischievous gallows humor, these bewitching tales are like nothing being written in Russia—or anywhere else in the world—today.
The Classic Fairy Tales Second Edition Norton Critical EditionsW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Students love it. Lita barrie, ” “snow white, ”“bluebeard, ” “sleeping beauty, ” “cinderella, ” “beauty and the Beast, California State University, Los AngelesThis Norton Critical Edition includes:· Seven different tale types: “Little Red Riding Hood, ” and “Tricksters. These groupings include multicultural versions, literary rescriptings, and introductions andannotations by Maria Tatar.
Tales by hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde. More than fifteen critical essays exploring the various aspects of fairy tales. New to the second edition are interpretations by Ernst Bloch, Jessica Tiffin, Lewis Hyde, Walter Benjamin, Max Lüthi, and Hans-Jörg Uther. A revised and updated Selected Bibliography.
The Classic Fairy Tales Second Edition Norton Critical Editions #ad - I have used this textbook for four courses on children’s literature with enrollments of over ninety students. It is without doubt the most well organized selection of literary fairy tales and critical commentaries currently available.
Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy TalesVirago #ad - This fabulous celebration of strong minds, low cunning, black arts and dirty tricks could only have been collected by the unique and much-missed Angela Carter. Illustrated throughout with original woodcuts. Once upon a time fairy tales weren't meant just for children, and neither is Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales.
This stunning collection contains lyrical tales, bloody tales and hilariously funny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all around the world- from the Arctic to Asia - and no dippy princesses or soppy fairies. Instead, we have pretty maids and old crones; crafty women and bad girls; enchantresses and midwives; rascal aunts and odd sisters.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy TalesAnchor #ad - In poetic narratives, personal histories, and penetrating commentary, the assembled authors bare their soul and challenge received wisdom. Le guin, fay weldon, joy williams, jane miller, carole maso, lydia Millet, Connie Porter, Linda Gray Sexton, Francine Prose, Joyce Carol Oates, Midori Snyder, Terri Windling.
Eclectic and wide-ranging, mirror, Mirror on the Wall is essential reading for anyone who has ever been bewitched by the strange and fanciful realm of fairy tales. Contributors include: alice adams, Rosellen Brown, Ann Beattie, Margaret Atwood, Julia Alvarez, A. New edition revised and expanded available 8/13/02.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales #ad - Fairy tales are one of the most enduring forms of literature, their plots retold and characters reimagined for centuries. Byatt, fanny howe, chitra banerjee divakaruni, maria flook, Deborah Eisenberg, bell hooks, Lucy Grealy, Fern Kupfer, Patricia Foster, Kathryn Davis, Vivian Gornick, Ursula K. S. In this elegant and thought-provoking collection of original essays, Kate Bernheimer brings together twenty-eight leading women writers to discuss how these stories helped shape their imaginations, their craft, and our culture.
BAX 2018: Best American Experimental WritingWesleyan #ad - An anthology of dynamic, forward-thinking writing.
The Robber Bridegroom Harvest/HBJ BookMariner Books #ad - In the clammy forests of louisiana, the berry-stained bandit of the woods, somewhere between New Orleans and the muddy Mississippi River, Jamie Lockhart, saves the life of a gullible planter. In reward, jamie is given shelter—only to kidnap the planter’s lovely young daughter, Rosamund. The pulitzer prize-winning author takes a classic fairy tale and turns it into a novel set along the eighteenth-century frontier of the Natchez Trace.
For all her wild, rich fancy, Welty writes prose that is as disciplined as it is beautiful. The new Yorker. As sly and irresistible as anything in Candide. With legendary figures of mississippi’s past—including notorious riverboatman Mike Fink and the thrill-killing Harp brothers—mingling side-by-side with characters from legendary fairy tales and the author’s own imagination, The Robber Bridegroom in an exuberant cocktail of fantasy, folklore and history along the treacherous Natchez Trace.
The Robber Bridegroom Harvest/HBJ Book #ad - The basis of the popular musical that has run both on and off broadway, The Robber Bridegroom is “a modern fairy tale, where irony and humor, outright nonsense, deep wisdom and surrealistic extravaganzas becomes a poetic unity through the power of a pure exquisite style” The New York Times. It’s an impulsive act that will have far-reaching consequences, and will set in motion a series of fantastic, murderous, and flamboyantly uncivilized romantic adventures.
DinnerNew Directions #ad - They discuss their endlessly connected neighbors. Anxious to show off his valuable antiques, the host shows his guests old windup toys and takes them to admire an enormous doll. Was it a nightmare—the result of a bad case of indigestion—or did something truly scary happen after dinner in the Argentine town of Coronel Pringles?One Saturday night a bankrupt bachelor in his sixties and his mother dine with a wealthy friend.
The news quickly takes a turn for the worse as, horrified, leaving the cemetery, and sucking the blood of the living—all somehow, the newscaster finds herself reporting about the dead rising from their graves, disturbingly reminiscent of the dinner party. They talk about a mysterious pit that opened up one day, and the old bricklayer who sometimes walked to the cemetery to cheer himself up.
Dinner #ad - Back at home, the bachelor decides to watch some late night TV before retiring.
The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy TalesVintage #ad - Winner of the national book award and National Book Critics Circle Award"A charming book about enchantment, a profound book about fairy tales. John updike, the new york times book review bruno bettelheim was one of the great child psychologists of the twentieth century and perhaps none of his books has been more influential than this revelatory study of fairy tales and their universal importance in understanding childhood development.
Analyzing a wide range of traditional stories, sometimes cruel, from the tales of sindbad to “the Three Little Pigs, ” and “The Sleeping Beauty, ” “Hansel and Gretel, ” Bettelheim shows how the fantastical, but always deeply significant narrative strands of the classic fairy tales can aid in our greatest human task, that of finding meaning for one’s life.