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Strange things sometimes still happen : fairy tales from around the world

Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Boston : Faber and Faber, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With an eye for the bizarre, an ear for the eccentric, and a longstanding fascination with the female dominated tradition of story telling, Carter has chosen forty-five tales from twenty-three cultures that revel in women's cunning and high spirits, wisdom and imagination."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Children's nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Carter
ISBN: 0571198015 9780571198016 0571198007 9780571198009
OCLC Number: 27266661
Notes: British ed. published in 1992 under title: The Second Virago book of fairy tales.
Description: xvii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments (p.vii) --
Introduction / Marina Warner (p.ix) --
Strong minds and low cunning. The twelve wild ducks (p.3) --
Old Foster (p.10) --
Sahin (p.13) --
The dog's snout people (p.27) --
The old woman against the stream (p.29) --
The letter trick (p.32) --
Rolando and Brunhilde (p.34) --
The greenish bird (p.37) --
The crafty woman (p.44) --
Up to something --
black arts and dirty tricks. Pretty maid Ibronka (p.49) --
Enchanter and enchantress (p.61) --
The telltale lilac bush (p.64) --
Tatterhood (p.65) --
The witchball (p.72) --
The werefox (p.74) --
The witches' piper (p.76) --
Vasilissa the fair (p.78) --
The midwife and the frog (p.87). Cont.): Beautiful people. Fair, brown and trembling (p.95) --
Diirawic and her incestuous brother (p.104) --
The mirror (p.118) --
The frog maiden (p.119) --
The sleeping prince (p.123) --
The orphan (p.126) --
Mothers and daughters. Achol and her wild mother (p.135) --
Tunjur, Tunjur (p.139) --
The little old woman with five cows (p.144) --
Achol and her adoptive lioness-mother (p.152) --
Married women. Story of a bird woman (p.159) --
Father and mother both 'fast' (p.162) --
Reason to beat your wife (p.163) --
The three lovers (p.165) --
The seven leavenings (p.167) --
The untrue wife's song (p.173) --
The woman who married her son (p.174) --
Duang and his wild wife (p.177) --
A stroke of luck (p.184) --
The beans in the quart jar (p.186). Cont.): Useful stories. A fable of a bird and her chicks (p.191) --
The three aunts (p.192) --
Tale of an old woman (p.196) --
The height of purple passion (p.198) --
Salt, sauce and spice, onion leaves, pepper and drippings (p.199) --
Two sisters and the boa (p.202) --
Spreading the fingers (p.207) --
Publisher's note (p.210) --
Notes / Angela Carter and Shahrukh Husain (p.211) --
About the editor and illustrator (p.233).
Other Titles: Second Virago book of fairy tales.
Responsibility: edited by Angela Carter ; illustrated by Corinna Sargood.

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"With an eye for the bizarre, an ear for the eccentric, and a longstanding fascination with the female dominated tradition of story telling, Carter has chosen forty-five tales from twenty-three cultures that revel in women's cunning and high spirits, wisdom and imagination."--Jacket.

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