Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: September 28, 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group US
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1101464380
ISBN - 13: 9781101464380
From the Publisher
The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new
stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary
Neil Gaiman, "Orange"
Aimee Bender, "The Color Master"
Joyce Carol Oates, "Blue-bearded Lover"
Michael Cunningham, "The Wild Swans"
These and more than thirty other stories by Francine Prose, Kelly
Link, Jim Shepard, Lydia Millet, and many other extraordinary
writers make up this thrilling celebration of fairy tales-the
ultimate literary costume party.
Spinning houses and talking birds. Whispered secrets and borrowed
hope. Here are new stories sewn from old skins, gathered by
visionary editor Kate Bernheimer and inspired by everything from
Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" and "The Little Match
Girl" to Charles Perrault's "Bluebeard" and "Cinderella" to the
Brothers Grimm's "Hansel and Gretel" and "Rumpelstiltskin" to fairy
tales by Goethe and Calvino and from China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia,
Norway, and Mexico.
Fairy tales are our oldest literary tradition, and yet they chart
the imaginative frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully
as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature. This
exhilarating collection restores their place in the literary canon.