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A Wild Swan: And Other Tales - Michael Cunningham
A Wild Swan: And Other Tales
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Fairy tales for our times from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hours A poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the power to change fate; a girl whose extraordinarily long hair causes catastrophe; a man with one human arm and one swan's wing; and a house deep in the forest, constructed... show more
Fairy tales for our times from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hours A poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the power to change fate; a girl whose extraordinarily long hair causes catastrophe; a man with one human arm and one swan's wing; and a house deep in the forest, constructed of gumdrops and gingerbread, vanilla frosting and boiled sugar. In A Wild Swan
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374290252 (0374290253)
ASIN: 374290253
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
4.0 Book 28/100: A Wild Swan (and Other Tales) by Michael Cunningham
This is a collection of stories beautifully retold in Cunningham's masterful prose. Stories that are haunting in their original form (i.e., "The Monkey's Paw") are even more haunting with Cunningham's treatment, which delves fully in to their darker connotations and vividly imagines what the implica...
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it
3.0 Here Are The Moments That Our Childhood Fairy Tales Forgot Or Dileberetly Concealed From Us
These are darker and revelatory retellings of childhood tales. Reminded me more of Brothers Grimm, instead of Disney, which I liked. I enjoyed reading this one, and the illustrations by Yuko Shimizu are absolutely beautiful. Here is one of my favorites: "Magic is sometimes all about knowin...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 A sometimes sober, sometimes tongue in cheek, retelling of childhood fairytales for adults.
"A Wild Swan: And Other Tales" by Michael Cunningham; Lili Taylor and Billy Hough, narratorsThis brief, clever and creative re-imagining of childhood fairytales for adults is entertaining. I found some interesting, some humorous, some philosophical and some, truthfully, a bit pointless. Still, it wa...
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it
3.0 A Wild Swan: And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham
I love fairy tales and fairy tale re-tellings. I love seeing the many different ways an author takes a known tale and spins it in a way that is different and unique to their own style. I love seeing a story that I am familiar with take shape into something new. So when I heard Michael Cunningham had...
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