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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.

Keeping The Company of Wolves

Lookie what has come to a local (for me) bookseller!  Daedalus always has great prices on books – I mean, you can get every gift you need for an entire year at this place, but I am pretty excited about this bad boy.  358 more words


Wednesday: Angela Carter - The Werewolf

Ive been determined to get some new content up this week to make up for my absence, so today I’m posting my reading (originally part of an assignment) of Angela Carter’s short story, ‘The Werewolf’. 33 more words

Wednesday: Author Spotlight

Angela Carter at 75: Reopening The Bloody Chamber

Fairy tale writer and editor Angela Carter would have turned 75 this year; the sad fact that she died of cancer in 1992 is pinpointed beautifully by Kelly Link, who asks in her introduction to a new edition of Carter’s… 716 more words


Drabble 6 - Bluestocking

There’s been a blog post sitting in my drafts for over a week now. It’s not particularly inflammatory, I just hesitate to post it because it’s on the personal side and I also worry that it sounds a bit like I’m trying too hard to be smart. 346 more words


Gone for a while, but I swear I'm not trying to be...

I miss Peppered Thought. I do. I miss plopping down and writing for, well, no one else really reads this but me, so just writing about things I comes across. 284 more words