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Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned
Author: Gr hen Schultz

ISBN: 9780691161655
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 16 September 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 14.0 x 2.5
Description:
The wolf is tricked by Red Riding Hood into strangling her grandmother and is subsequently arrested. Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella do not live happily ever after. And the fairies are saucy, angry, and capricious. Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned collects thirty-five newly translated tales by writers associated with the Decadent literary movement, which flourished in France in the late nineteenth century. Written by such creative luminaries as Charles Baudelaire, Anatole France, Guillaume Apollinaire, and others, these enchanting yet troubling stories reflect concerns and fascinations at a time of great political, social, and cultural change.  Recasting well-known favorites from classic French fairy tales, as well as Arthurian legends and English and German tales, the updated interpretations in this collection allow for more perverse settings and disillusioned perspectives, a trademark style and ethos of the decadent tradition. In these stories, characters puncture the optimism of the na¯ve, talismans don't work, and the most deserving don't always get the best rewards.  The fairies are commonl...

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