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Mirror, mirror on the wall : women writers explore their favorite fairy tales

Author: Kate Bernheimer
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Anchor Books, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Anchor Books edView all editions and formats
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Fairy tales and their exaggerated characters, from the "evil stepmother" to the "virginal bride," have been a resonant chord throughout Western culture, providing provocative challenges to and mirrors of women's complex sense of themselves - and the expectations of the world around them. In Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Kate Bernheimer brings together twenty-four of our foremost contemporary women writers to discuss,
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mirror, mirror on the wall.
New York, N.Y. : Anchor Books, ©1998
(OCoLC)605467282
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Bernheimer
ISBN: 0385486812 9780385486811
OCLC Number: 37792547
Description: xxiv, 341 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The three bears and Little Red Riding Hood in the coffin house / Alice Adams --
An autobiography of Scheherezade / Julia Alvarez --
Of souls as birds / Margaret Atwood --
John, whose disappearance was too bad / Ann Beattie --
Is it you the fable is about / Rosellen Brown --
Ice, snow, glass / A.S. Byatt --
Why I don't like reading fairy tales / Kathryn Davis --
The princess in the palace of snakes / Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni --
In a trance of self / Deborah Eisenberg --
The rope bridge to sex / Maria Flook --
Little Red Cap / Patricia Foster --
Taking a long hard look at "The princess and the pea" / Vivian Gornick --
Girl / Lucy Grealy --
To love justice / Bell Hooks --
Fairies / Fanny Howe --
Trust / Fern Kupfer --
The wilderness within / Ursula K. Le Guin --
Exquisite hour / Carole Maso --
Midnights / Jane Miller --
The wife killer / Lydia Millet --
In olden times, when wishing was having: classic and contemporary fairy tales / Joyce Carol Oates --
Rapunzel across time and space / Connie Porter --
Sleeping beauty / Francine Prose --
Bones and black puddings: revisiting "The juniper tree" / Linda Gray Sexton --
The monkey girl / Midori Snyder --
The journey to Mr. Fox / Fay Weldon --
Baba Yaga / Joy Williams --
Transformations / Terri Windling.
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Fairy tales and their exaggerated characters, from the "evil stepmother" to the "virginal bride," have been a resonant chord throughout Western culture, providing provocative challenges to and mirrors of women's complex sense of themselves - and the expectations of the world around them. In Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Kate Bernheimer brings together twenty-four of our foremost contemporary women writers to discuss, in poetic narratives, evocative personal histories, and penetrating essays, how the fairy tales we all grew up with - from "Cinderella" and "Little Red Riding Hood" to "Bluebeard" and "The Princess and the Pea"--Have affected their emotional lives, their work, and the culture they live in.

For some of the writers, fairy tales were their first formative experience of literature, and several turned to fairy tales in creating their own fiction as adults. Others rebelled utterly at the cultural stereotypes and the roles assigned to women in these tales, and in their essays explore the impact such fairy tales have had on our mores and thinking.

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