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Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales

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You would expect a collection like this to have a certain amount of filtering or bias, and they definitely do. Cuando vi que Impedimenta había publicado este libro poco antes de las pasadas navidades me entró por los ojos en seguida.

If you want to marry a prince, you need to be one of four things: a) pretty, b) smart, c) pretty and smart, or d) grown from a plant. It boasts, amongst other more explicit things which I was not entirely sure I could include in this piece, the strength and size of its titular character and ends with the phrase ‘ Aja, and she was the mother of nine children, too!Another interesting observation is that, unlike most folktale collections I've read, these stories differ substantially in dialect. Just as any number of aspects of these stories, these concluding phrases are flourishes that come from the voices of the individual story tellers and we should admire them for their differences, rather than making any fruitless effort to group them all together. I found it fascinating to trace the origin and different versions of well-known tales, such as Cinderella. Trasmiten lecciones de todo tipo desde mensajes feministas hasta temas familiares y relacionados con la salud mental.

I’ve loved this book since it first came out and had to get a replacement copy after I loaned it out.A few of the stories are incredibly short, as in a mere few lines, but the preservation of any traditional tale, no matter how brief, is a thing to be celebrated. It’s not just the traditional ones, but variations thereof and whole new stories that are more foreign to a Western audience in their preoccupations (I was a bit puzzled by the mothers turning into lionnesses and dogs forming from their saliva, for example). Oh, a sea scorpion,' laughed the daughter, 'because he would not be crushed so easily when I slept with him. The book left me wanting more… I wanted to read about the origins of these stories and why the details changed form region to region. But that still leaves a pretty huge selection, and you would think, for instance, that a curator might include a few examples of the Cinderella story and leave out the rest.

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