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Fairy Tales Reimagined: Essays on New Retellings

by Susan Redington Bobby

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This work is best suited for those familiar with the works covered, but if you’re strongly interested in the topic a little Googling can help you out. Bobby definitely takes an academic approach, but fairy tales are something familiar to everyone so the concepts can be interesting to a wide audience.

Bobby has collected sixteen essays that explore how classic fairy tales have been retold in the late 20 and early 21 centuries and what they say about the culture of the age. The fairy tale roots of “Lost Girls,” “Wicked,” “Princess Academy,” works by female poets, and countless other modern retellings are touched upon. The book approaches issues of gender and sexuality, narrative forms, trauma and dystopia, and culture and politics. ( )
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No mere escapist fantasies, the reimagined fairy tales of the late 20th and early 21st centuries reflect the social, political, and cultural truths of our age with insight, intelligence, and complexity. Sixteen essays consider fairy tales recreated through short stories, novels, poetry, and the graphic novel from both best-selling and lesser-known writers, applying a variety of theoretical perspectives, including postmodernism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, structuralism, queer theory, and gender studies.

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