Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales

ISBN-10: 0385486812

ISBN-13: 9780385486811

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Kate Bernheimer
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Description: New edition (revised and expanded) available 8/13/02. Fairy tales are one of the most enduring forms of literature, their plots retold and characters reimagined for centuries. In this elegant and thought-provoking collection of original essays, Kate Bernheimer brings together twenty-eight leading women writers to discuss how these stories helped shape their imaginations, their craft, and our culture. In poetic narratives, personal histories, and penetrating commentary, the assembled authors bare their soul and challenge received wisdom. Eclectic and wide-ranging, Mirror, Mirror on the Wall is essential reading for anyone who has ever been bewitched by the strange and fanciful realm of fairy tales. Contributors include: Alice Adams, Julia Alvarez, Margaret Atwood, Ann Beattie, Rosellen Brown, A. S. Byatt, Kathryn Davis, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Deborah Eisenberg, Maria Flook, Patricia Foster, Vivian Gornick, Lucy Grealy, bell hooks, Fanny Howe, Fern Kupfer, Ursula K. Le Guin, Carole Maso, Jane Miller, Lydia Millet, Joyce Carol Oates, Connie Porter, Francine Prose, Linda Gray Sexton, Midori Snyder, Fay Weldon, Joy Williams, Terri Windling.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/16/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction
The Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood in the Coffin House
An Autobiography of Scheherazade
Of Souls as Birds
Whose Disappearance Was Too Bad
It Is You the Fable Is About A. S.Byatt Ice, Snow, Glass
Why I Don't Like Reading Fairy Tales
The Princess in the Palace of Snakes
In a Trance of Self
The Rope Bridge to Sex
Little Red Cap
Taking a Long Hard Look at "The Princess and the Pea"
Lucy Grealy Girl bell hooks To Love Justice
Fairies
Trust
The Wilderness Within
Exquisite Hour
Midnights
The Wife Kller
In Olden Times, When Wishing Was Having: Classic and Contemporary Fairy Tales
Across Time and Space
Sleeping Beauty
Revisiting "The Juniper Tree"
The Monkey Girl
The Journey to Mr. Fox
Baba Yaga
Transformations
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