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My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales - Neil Gaiman, Alissa Nutting, Carmen Giménez Smith, Naoko Awa, Lily Hoang, Hiromi Itō, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Kellie Wells, Michael Mejia, Lucy Corin, Jonathon Keats, Ilya Kaminsky, Rabih Alameddine, Karen Brennan, Katherine Vaz, Timothy Schaffert, Sarah Shun-lien Byn
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales
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The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction. Michael Cunningham, Francine Prose, Aimee Bender, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, and more than thirty other extraordinary writers celebrate fairy tales in this thrilling new volume.... show more
The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction. Michael Cunningham, Francine Prose, Aimee Bender, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, and more than thirty other extraordinary writers celebrate fairy tales in this thrilling new volume. Inspire by everything from Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" and "The Little Match Girl" to Charles Perrault's "Bluebeard" and "Cinderella" to the Brothers Grimm's "Hansel and Gretel" and "Rumpelstiltskin" to fairy tales by Goethe and Calvino and from China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Norway, and Mexico, here are stories that soar into boundless realms, filled with mischief and mystery and magic, and renewed by the lifeblood of invention. Although rooted in hundreds of years of tradition, they chart the imaginative frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143117841 (014311784X)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
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There is a misnomer on the cover of this book. Some short stories in this volume have not been commissioned for the book. Several of them have appeared in various magazines and collections (some have appeared over a decade ago).This is okay, for this is the first time that they are all collected t...
I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it
4.0
...Wow. That's all I can really think to say at this point.Like most people, I love fairy tales. They're profound, grotesque, heartbreaking, hilarious, and have been proven themselves to be memorable as they're ingrained in popular culture. The stories in this book are either retellings of popular f...
Barrita
Barrita rated it
Los cuentos de hadas son dentro de la fantasía lo que la fantasía es dentro de la literatura: un género reservado para niňos y adultos que no queren crecer pero que aún así todos podemos reconocer fácilmente al toparnos con él. Si bien yo creo que una buena historia lo es independientemente de su gé...
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it
2.0
Some of the stories are okay. A couple are good. An unusual preponderance struck me derivative, boring, and/or pretentious. It bothered me that the publisher tried to present this volume as doing something new and important when it is not. At all. "Reinterpreting" fairy tales as coming-of-age storie...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
There is a misnomer on the cover of this book. Some short stories in this volume have not been commissioned for the book. Several of them have appeared in various magazines and collections (some have appeared over a decade ago).This is okay, for this is the first time that they are all collected t...
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