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Dread and Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World

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Published by the Weatherspoon Art Museum

Dread and Delight features the work of contemporary artists using canonical fairy tales to examine the complexities of postmodern life. In the history of art, the widespread use of fairy tales is new—a phenomenon of the late twentieth century that continues to gain traction. Surveying some forty years of artistic production, this is
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published August 31st 2018 by Weatherspoon Art Museum
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Rachel Ayers
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Opens a few lines of thought and interpretation I hadn't considered. I think my main complaint is that I wanted more. However, it was nice to have the art/imagery next to the textual interpretations, and I realize that producing "more" of this book would be increasingly expensive. I appreciated the author's opening note that this is an effort be "begin to bridge the gap" of scholarship in this area.

Especially nice for me, closely juxtaposed with Women Who Run with the Wolves by Estes.
I really enjoyed this because I alwayslove critical examinations of fairy tale interpretations and adaptations, and this really got me thinking in all the ways that I like.

Iparticularly thought the first couple of sections that lookedat Hansel and Greteland Little Red Riding Hood were the strongest, exploring a lot of interesting thoughts on tropes, gestault theory,and what makes a fairytale feel like a fairy tale, as well as on female agency and how fairytales absorb cultural values.

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5 stars for the Kelly story!
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