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No mere escapist fantasies, the reimagined fairy tales of the late 20th-early 21st centuries reflect the social, political, and cultural truths of our age with insight, intelligence, and complexity. Sixteen essays consider fairy tales recreated through short stories, novels, poetry, and the graphic novel from both best-selling and lesser-known writers, applying a variety o ...more
Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by McFarland (first published January 1st 2009)
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Melanti
This was an interesting read. Obviously, I got the most out of the articles about books/authors I've read. The others made sense, but just didn't make as much of an impact.

A reviewer on Amazon posted the index (which has many of the author/titles listed), so I won't repeat it but here's the general overview and what books they're using for the big-name authors.

The first section was regarding Feminism. Each essay varied, but a common theme was how what things got added in/left out or what things
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Tortla
The essays about books I'd read and loved...I loved. The others, I basically skipped. Sometimes it was a bit tiresome to read so much intellectual jargon, but the critics' perspectives were always so insightful and interesting (and, did I mention already, about stories and authors I love?) that it kind of made it worth plugging onward.
Definitely full of ideas (and stories, and essays...) I'd love to revisit. Some sooner and some later...but mostly I just want to own this book and refer to it whe
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Chris
This is a rather nice collection of criticism based on retellings of fairy tales. I found the essay on McKinley as well as the one on the Fables comice books to be the two most interesting. But the essays are very good and even when about works you haven't read, they make you want to read them.

I really want to read Yolen's Peter Pan.
Lewis Book Reviews
This work is best suited for those familiar with the works covered, but if you’re strongly interested in the topic a little Googling can help you out. Bobby definitely takes an academic approach, but fairy tales are something familiar to everyone so the concepts can be interesting to a wide audience.

Bobby has collected sixteen essays that explore how classic fairy tales have been retold in the late 20 and early 21 centuries and what they say about the culture of the age. The fairy tale roots of
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