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The Resource Mirror, mirror, on the wall : women writers explore their favorite fairy tales, edited by Kate Bernheimer

Mirror, mirror, on the wall : women writers explore their favorite fairy tales, edited by Kate Bernheimer

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall : women writers explore their favorite fairy tales
Title
Mirror, mirror, on the wall
Title remainder
women writers explore their favorite fairy tales
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kate Bernheimer
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/9287
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS508.W7
LC item number
M57 1998
Literary form
non fiction
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Bernheimer, Kate
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  • American literature
  • Fairy tales
  • Literature and folklore
  • Women and literature
  • Fairy tales in literature
  • Folklore in literature
  • Women
  • American literature
  • Fairy tales
  • Women
  • Women
Label
Mirror, mirror, on the wall : women writers explore their favorite fairy tales, edited by Kate Bernheimer
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
37792547
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
xxiv, 341 pages
Isbn
9780385486811
Lccn
97042242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Mirror, mirror, on the wall : women writers explore their favorite fairy tales, edited by Kate Bernheimer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
37792547
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
xxiv, 341 pages
Isbn
9780385486811
Lccn
97042242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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