276°
Posted 20 hours ago

Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales

£9.9£99Clearance
ZTS2023's avatar
Shared by
ZTS2023
Joined in 2023
82
63

About this deal

Based on an obscure variant of "Little Red Riding Hood" [3] :xviii and with reference to Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, this tale explores the journey towards subjectivity and self-awareness from the perspective of a feral child.) It's hard to know how to review collections like this because in my mind they are as much data as they are entertainment. Every time I read one I get wistful for the day when we will have proper phylogenetic trees to give these stories context. You would expect a collection like this to have a certain amount of filtering or bias, and they definitely do. The premise of this one is that all these random folk stories are in some way about girls. 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. Apparently not; there must be a dozen versions of Cinderella, and a fair number of the other tales are also variants of each other. Lo que me ha resultado curioso es que hay muchos cuentos que se parecen. Por ejemplo, varios de ellos recuerdan tanto a Piel de asno como a La Cenicienta, hay una especie de versión del cuento de los cisnes que eran príncipes hechizados a los que su hermana tenía que desencantar, y hay uno sobre una leona del que aparecen tres o cuatro versiones diferentes en este libro. Si bien los detalles varían, la trama es la misma: una mujer que se transforma en leona pero que acude a ver a su hija, que sigue siendo humana. Ce recueil de contes n’est malheureusement pas traduit en français et le niveau d’anglais est élevé.

Goodreads Loading interface - Goodreads

Some of these tales were unfamiliar but vaguely familiar at the same time. Quite a few young ladies forget their shoes nearby a handsome prince, many girls find themselves forced to spin straw into gold (and therefore require some help from a little imp or an old hag), and evil stepmothers are to find everywhere. I found it fascinating to trace the origin and different versions of well-known tales, such as Cinderella. Information on the contents of a special edition of "Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies" Punk band Daisy Chainsaw adapted the story of "The Lady of the House of Love" for their 1992 music video for "Hope Your Dreams Come True" (from the EP of the same name and also later the album Eleventeen). [23] Theatre [ edit ] Angela se apodera de la voz masculina de los cuentos y los arranca de la misoginia misma para retrotraerlos a sus orígenes, a aquellas épocas en las que los contaban «Mamá ganso» o la abuela de nuestra bisabuela mientras hilaba por la noche al lado del fuego. Historias útiles para nosotras en las que somos las protagonistas, a veces virtuosas, a veces malvadas, a veces picaronas, a veces brujas, a veces mujeres-leona, a veces mujeres-mortero. Todo un imaginario que Angela rescata desde los inuit hasta Japón pasando por Inglaterra, Birmania o Sudán.The collection contains ten stories: "The Bloody Chamber", "The Courtship of Mr Lyon", "The Tiger's Bride", "Puss-in-Boots", "The Erl-King", "The Snow Child", "The Lady of the House of Love", "The Werewolf", "The Company of Wolves" and "Wolf-Alice".

Bad-good girls, beasts, rogues and other creatures: Angela

Y quiero mencionar que hay un cuento muy feminista que me ha encantado, en el que un grupo de chicas deciden huir y establecerse todas juntas a raíz del acoso que sufre una de ellas. La base me encanta, pero no me llegó a gustar del todo el final, las cosas como son. Aun así, disfruté bastante de gran parte de este relato, así que quería mencionarlo. a b Nate Jones. "Disappointed With the Sexless Into the Woods? Watch The Company of Wolves Instead". Vulture . Retrieved 30 May 2020. La edición es preciosa, con esas ilustraciones tan originales que tiene, además de los extras (apéndices donde se cuenta el origen de cada cuento, un prólogo maravilloso que nos habla de los cuentos de hadas en general y el papel de la mujer en ellos...). Pero tengo que decir algo negativo, muy negativo: he encontrado faltas de ortografía en casi todas las páginas. Y estamos hablando de un libro de casi 30 euros. Hay para todos los gustos: tildes que faltan, cambio de género de personajes de un párrafo a otro, palabras omitidas (ejemplo: "cogió la y se la dio a su hermano"). En fin, que no esperaba algo así por parte de esta editorial, que suele cuidar tanto sus ediciones, y me encuentro sorprendida para mal y algo decepcionada en este sentido. Tenía que decirlo. Do I like the book? I have a mixed feeling. Some of the stories are pointless in their cruelties. Some are the typical fairy tales with moral messages. Even the happy ending ones give me chill. There is little clue, in the stories, about the country where the tale originates from. Story-wise, it is not the typical fairy tales. They are gruesome, dark, and sometimes disturbing. Children are roasted in oven and fed into their own unsuspecting fathers by, normally, their stepmothers. Mothers get jealous of their own daughters and send the girls to their doom. There are even a few incestuous stories. The stories, collected from all over the world, happen in times where monsters, ghouls, and fairies rule the world; animals talk; and every beautiful girl marries a prince.First of all, I am not sure what's the genre of this book. Fiction? The tales may be true to some people. Horror? I certainly think so given that some of the fairy tales are horrifying. Fantasy? Perhaps.

The Bloody Chamber - Wikipedia

The Werewolf" originally appeared in South-West Arts Review. [5] It was revised for this collection. [6]My intention was not to do 'versions' or, as the American edition of the book said, horribly, 'adult' fairy tales, but to extract the latent content from the traditional stories. [2] a b c d e f g Locus Magazine, archived from the original on 6 October 2007 , retrieved 23 April 2007 .

Asda Great Deal

Free UK shipping. 15 day free returns.
Community Updates
*So you can easily identify outgoing links on our site, we've marked them with an "*" symbol. Links on our site are monetised, but this never affects which deals get posted. Find more info in our FAQs and About Us page.
New Comment