Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Horror! The Horror!

... the deeper you venture into the dark woods of these fairytales, the more you have to wonder – are these stories really for kids?
All this week The Guardian celebrates the fairytale. Old stories are retold by modern authors who also discuss the contemporary resonances. The related articles (which you can find here) include Adam Barnett (quoted above) who looks at the horror and violence the stories contain; Alison Lurie talking about wisdom and folly in fairytales, and Adam Phillips looking at the concept of quests in fairytales.

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