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The Wicked Wood (Tales from the Tower) by…

The Wicked Wood (Tales from the Tower)

by Isobelle Carmody (Editor), Nan McNab (Editor, Contributor)

Other authors: Catherine Bateson (Contributor), Victor Kelleher (Contributor), Cate Kennedy (Contributor), Maureen McCarthy (Contributor), Zoe Sadokierski (Cover artist)1 more, Kate Thompson (Contributor)

Series: Tales from the Tower (2)

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Fairytales traditionally stirred a sense of wonder and engaged with vague but powerful longings, or occasionally loathings. By these standards the current collection fails. For me the only story with any impact was 'Glutted', in which the dwarf man evoked revulsion. Today there seems to be an irresistable temptation to rework fairy stories to be politically correct, giving the wicked witch a grudging respect for the kick-ass heroine, and the cruel ugly sister a moral learning curve. This misses the source of the fairytale's emotional power. ( )
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Carmody, IsobelleEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
McNab, NanEditor, Contributormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bateson, CatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kelleher, VictorContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kennedy, CateContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCarthy, MaureenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sadokierski, ZoeCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thompson, KateContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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In this companion to The Wilful Eye, six much-loved writers - Catherine Bateson, Victor Kelleher, Cate Kennedy, Maureen McCarthy, Nan McNab and Kate Thompson - give fresh voice to age-old stories of abandonment, desire and entrapment.

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