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The Resource Contemporary fiction and the fairy tale, edited by Stephen Benson

Contemporary fiction and the fairy tale, edited by Stephen Benson

Label
Contemporary fiction and the fairy tale
Title
Contemporary fiction and the fairy tale
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stephen Benson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Recent decades have witnessed a renaissance of interest in the fairy tale, not least among writers of fiction. In this work the editor argues that fairy tales are one of the key influences on fiction of the past thirty years and also continue to shape literary trends in the present. Contributors detail the use of fairy tales both as inspiration and blueprint and explore the results of juxtaposing fairy tales and contemporary fiction. At the heart of this collection, seven leading scholars focus on authors whose work is heavily informed and transformed by fairy tales: Robert Coover, A.S. Byatt, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, and Salman Rushdie. In addition to investigating the work of this so called fairy tale generation, this book provides a survey of the body of theoretical writing surrounding these authors, both from within literary studies and from fairy tale studies itself. Contributors present an overview of critical positions, considered here in relation to the work of Jeanette Winterson and of Nalo Hopkinson, suggesting further avenues for research. This work also offers the first detailed and comprehensive account of the key authors working in this emerging genre. Students and teachers of fiction, folklore, and fairytale studies will appreciate this insightful volume
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
823/.914093559
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.F27
LC item number
C66 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Benson, Stephen
Series statement
Series in fairy-tale studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Literature and folklore
  • Fairy tales in literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Intertextuality
  • Literary form
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Fairy tales in literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Intertextuality
  • Literary form
  • Literature and folklore
  • Märchen
  • Literatur
  • Englisch
Label
Contemporary fiction and the fairy tale, edited by Stephen Benson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: fiction and the contemporaneity of the fairy tale / Stephen Benson -- Penetrating to the heart of The bloody chamber : Angela Carter and the fairy tale / Sarah Gamble -- Migrant fictions : Salman Rushdie and the fairy tale / Andrew Teverson -- "Ancient forms" : myth, fairy tale, and narrative in A.S. Byatt's fiction / Elizabeth Wanning Harries -- Margaret Atwood and the fairy tale : postmodern revisioning in recent texts / Sharon R. Wilson -- The late fairy tales of Robert Coover / Stephen Benson -- Theorizing fairy-tale fiction, reading Jeanette Winterson / Merja Makinen -- Extrapolating from Nalo Hopkinson's Skin folk : reflections on transformation and recent English-language fairy-tale fiction by women / Cristina Bacchilega
Control code
778073878
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814335826
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)778073878
Label
Contemporary fiction and the fairy tale, edited by Stephen Benson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: fiction and the contemporaneity of the fairy tale / Stephen Benson -- Penetrating to the heart of The bloody chamber : Angela Carter and the fairy tale / Sarah Gamble -- Migrant fictions : Salman Rushdie and the fairy tale / Andrew Teverson -- "Ancient forms" : myth, fairy tale, and narrative in A.S. Byatt's fiction / Elizabeth Wanning Harries -- Margaret Atwood and the fairy tale : postmodern revisioning in recent texts / Sharon R. Wilson -- The late fairy tales of Robert Coover / Stephen Benson -- Theorizing fairy-tale fiction, reading Jeanette Winterson / Merja Makinen -- Extrapolating from Nalo Hopkinson's Skin folk : reflections on transformation and recent English-language fairy-tale fiction by women / Cristina Bacchilega
Control code
778073878
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (209 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814335826
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)778073878

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