My mother she killed me, my father he ate me Forty new fairy tales

Kate Bernheimer, Carmen Giménez Smith, 1971-

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Published
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books 2010.
Language
English
Physical Description
xxxi, 543 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN
9780143117841
014311784X
Other Authors
Kate Bernheimer (-), Carmen Giménez Smith, 1971-
  • Baba Iaga and the pelican child (Russia, "Baba Yaga") / Joy Williams
  • Ardour (Russia, "The snow maiden") / Johathon Keats
  • I'm here (Russia, "Ivan Tsarevich") / Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
  • The brother and the bird (Germany, "The juniper tree", Brothers Grimm) / Alissa Nutting
  • Hansel and Gretel (Germany, "Hansel and Gretel", Brothers Grimm) / Francine Prose
  • A day in the life of half of Rumpelstiltskin (Germany, "Rumpelstiltskin", Brothers Grimm) / Kevin Brockmeier
  • With hair of hand-spun gold (Germany, "Rumpelstiltskin", Brothers Grimm) / Neil LaBute
  • The swan brothers (Germany, "The six swans", Brothers Grimm) / Shelley Jackson
  • The warm mouth (Germany, "The Bremen Town musicians", Brothers Grimm) / Joyelle McSweeney
  • Snow White, Rose Red (Germany, "Snow-White and Rose-red", Brothers Grimm) /Lydia Millet
  • The Erlking (Germany, "The Erlkilng", Johann Goethe) / Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
  • Dapplegrim (Norway, "Dapplegrim", Peter Christen Asbjornien and Jorgen Moe) / Brian Evenson
  • The wild swans (Denmark, "The wild swans", Hans Christian Andersen) / Michael Cunningham
  • Halfway people (Denmark, "The wild swans", Hans Christian Andersen) / Karen Joy Fowler
  • Green air (Denmark, "The little match girl", Hans Christian Andersen) / Rikki Ducornet
  • The mermaid (Denmark, "The little mermaid", Hans Christian Andersen) / Timothy Schaffert
  • What the conch shell sings when the body is gone ((Denmark, "The little mermaid", Hans Christian Andersen) / Katherin Vaz
  • The snow queen (Denmark, "The Snow Queen", Hans Christian Andersen) / Karen Brennan
  • Eyes of dogs (Denmark, "The tinder box", Hans Christian Andersen) / Lucy Corin
  • Little pot (Denmark, "The teapot", Hans Christian Andersen) / Ilya Kaminsky
  • A bucket of warm spit (England, "Jack and the beanstalk", Joseph Jacobs) / Michael Martone
  • Catskin (England, "Catskin", Joseph Jacobs) / Kelly Link
  • Teague O'Kane and the corpse (Ireland, "Teague O'Kane and the corpse", William Butler Yeats) / Chris Adrian
  • Pleasure boating in Lituya Bay (Italy, "Jump into my sack", Italo Calvino) / Jim Shepard
  • Body-without-soul (Italy, "Body-without-soul", Italo Calvino) / Kathryn Davis
  • The girl, the wolf, the crone (Italy, "The story of Grandmother" / Kellie Wells
  • My brother Gary made a movie and this is what happened (Italy, "The young slave", Biambattista Basile) / Sabrina Orah Mark
  • The color master (France, "Donkeyskin", Charles Perrault
  • The white cat (France, "The white cat", Madame D'Aulnoy /Majorie Sandor
  • Blue-bearded lover (France, "Bluebeard", Charles Perrault) / Joyce Carol Oates
  • Bluebeard in Ireland (France, "Bluebeard", Charles Perrault) / John Updike
  • A kiss to wake the sleeper ((France, "Sleeping Beauty", Charles Perrault) / Rabih Alameddine
  • A case study of emergency room procedure and risk management by hospital staff members in the urban facility (France, "Cinderella", Charles Perrault) / Stacey Richter
  • Orange (Greece, The Odyssey, Homer) / Neil Gaiman
  • Psyche's dark night (Greece, Cupid and Psyche) / Francesca Lia Block
  • The story of the mosquito (Vietnam, "The story of the mosquito") / Lily Hoang
  • First day of snow (Japan, "A Kamikakushi tale") / Naoko Awa
  • I am Anjuhimeko (Japan, "Sansho the steward") / HIromi Ito
  • Coyote takes us home (Mexico, "Tales from Jalaisco", Mexico) / Michael Mejia
  • Ever after (United States, "Snow White and the seven dwarfs", Walt Disney) / Kim Addonizio
  • Whitework (United States, "The oval portrait", Edgar Allen Poe) / Kate Bernheimer.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

The founder of the literary journal Fairy Tale Review collects stories inspired by classic fairy tales and written by top authors, including Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, Francine Prose, Kevin Brockmeier, Shelley Jackson, Michael Cunningham, Aimee Bender and many more. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The founder of the literary journal "Fairy Tale Review" collects stories inspired by classic fairy tales and written by such authors as Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, Francine Prose, Kevin Brockmeier, and Shelley Jackson.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction. Neil Gaiman, “Orange” Aimee Bender, “The Color Master” Joyce Carol Oates, “Blue-bearded Lover” Michael Cunningham, “The Wild Swans” These and more than thirty other stories by Francine Prose, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, Lydia Millet, and many other extraordinary writers make up this thrilling celebration of fairy tales—the ultimate literary costume party. Spinning houses and talking birds. Whispered secrets and borrowed hope. Here are new stories sewn from old skins, gathered by visionary editor Kate Bernheimer and inspired by everything from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” and “The Little Match Girl” to Charles Perrault’s “Bluebeard” and “Cinderella” to the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel and Gretel” and “Rumpelstiltskin” to fairy tales by Goethe and Calvino and from China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Norway, and Mexico. Fairy tales are our oldest literary tradition, and yet they chart the imaginative frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature. This exhilarating collection restores their place in the literary canon.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction. Neil Gaiman, “Orange” Aimee Bender, “The Color Master” Joyce Carol Oates, “Blue-bearded Lover” Michael Cunningham, “The Wild Swans” These and more than thirty other stories by Francine Prose, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, Lydia Millet, and many other extraordinary writers make up this thrilling celebration of fairy tales—the ultimate literary costume party. Spinning houses and talking birds. Whispered secrets and borrowed hope. Here are new stories sewn from old skins, gathered by visionary editor Kate Bernheimer and inspired by everything from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” and “The Little Match Girl” to Charles Perrault’s “Bluebeard” and “Cinderella” to the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel and Gretel” and “Rumpelstiltskin” to fairy tales by Goethe and Calvino and from China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Norway, and Mexico. Fairy tales are our oldest literary tradition, and yet they chart the imaginative frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature. This exhilarating collection restores their place in the literary canon.