By Kate Bernheimer
The fairy story lives back during this booklet of 40 new tales by means of the various greatest names in modern fiction.
Neil Gaiman, "Orange"
Aimee Bender, "The colour Master"
Joyce Carol Oates, "Blue-bearded Lover"
Michael Cunningham, "The Wild Swans"
These and greater than thirty different tales by means of Francine Prose, Kelly hyperlink, Jim Shepard, Lydia Millet, and plenty of different impressive writers make up this exciting occasion of fairy tales—the final literary gown party.
Spinning homes and conversing birds. Whispered secrets and techniques and borrowed wish. listed below are new tales sewn from outdated skins, amassed via visionary editor Kate Bernheimer and encouraged through every thing from Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" and "The Little fit Girl" to Charles Perrault's "Bluebeard" and "Cinderella" to the Brothers Grimm's "Hansel and Gretel" and "Rumpelstiltskin" to fairy stories through Goethe and Calvino and from China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Norway, and Mexico.
Fairy stories are our oldest literary culture, and but they chart the inventive frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature. This exhilarating assortment restores their position within the literary canon.