And more on fairy tales. Some of the books on this list will be familiar (including The Bloody Chamber); some less so. There are books on the fairy tale, and reworkings of fairy tale themes and new fairy tales–for young readers, I think. A handy list, anyway.
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Angela Carter’s stylish, erotic, often witty transformations of classic fairy tales are a central point of interest for those who study contemporary Gothic, and paranormal romance in particular (where motifs and plots from fairy tale are often metamorphosed in ways that Carter pioneered). 135 more words
Along with the tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, Perrault’s narratives have become the incarnation of canonical literature. That is, they are regarded as the definitive classical fairy tales for children and adults. 32 more words
In recent times, Perrault’s tales have been exhaustively examined from different critical perspectives―philological, psychological, feminist, Marxist, historical, anthropological, and so on. Although they have often been “reduced” to children’s tales, the scholarly interpretations reveal just how subtle and complex they are and how much they still resonate in “adult” minds.