My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me
Forty New Fairy Tales

Edited by Kate Bernheimer
Foreword by Gregory Maguire


The fairy tale lives again in these forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction

Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Aimee Bender, Kelly Link, Lydia Millet, and more than thirty other extraordinary writers celebrate fairy tales in this thrilling volume-the ultimate literary costume party.

Spinning houses and talking birds. Whispered secrets and borrowed hope. Here are new stories sewn from old skins, gathered from around the world by visionary editor Kate Bernheimer and inspired by everything from Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" and "The Little Match Girl" to Charles Perrault's "Bluebeard" and "Cinderella" to the Brothers Grimm's "Hansel and Gretel" and "Rumpelstiltskin" to fairy tales by Goethe and Calvino.

Fairy tales are our oldest literary tradition, and yet they chart the imaginative frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature. This exhilarating collection restores their place in the literary canon.

Title My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me
Subtitle Forty New Fairy Tales
Edited by Kate Bernheimer
Foreword by Gregory Maguire
Publisher Penguin Books
Dewey Classification 823.0108
Title First Published 28 September 2010
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 608 p.
ISBN-10 014311784X
ISBN-13 9780143117841
Publication Date 28 September 2010
Main content page count 608
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $18.00
 


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