Description or summary of the book: The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction. Neil Gaiman, 'Orange' Aimee Bender, 'The Color Master' Joyce Carol Oates, 'Blue-bearded Lover' Michael Cunningham, 'The Wild Swans' These and more than thirty other stories by Francine Prose, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, Lydia Millet, and many other extraordinary writers make up this thrilling celebration of fairy tales-the ultimate literary costume party. Spinning houses and talking birds. Whispered secrets and borrowed hope. Here are new stories sewn from old skins, gathered by visionary editor Kate Bernheimer and inspired 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. 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. This exhilarating collection restores their place in the literary canon.
Estimated reading time (average reader): 22H58M7S
Other categories, genre or collection: Short Story Books, Fantasy, Myth & Legend Told As Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy Books
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