Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Pig King

Sometimes, you simply find new fairy tales to love. And how can you not love anything that comes from a collection called The Facetious Nights of Straparola? Thus I found 'The Pig King'. 'The Pig King' is my current favourite tale. Just as a teaser: "One day he came home covered with mud and filth, as was his wont, and lay down on his mother's rich robe, and said in a grunting tone, 'Mother, I wish to get married.'"

And I'm putting Susan Redington Bobby's new collection of essays on order. Heidi Anne Heiner's review on amazon.com is very helpful, with information such as: "
This book helps to fill the large gap--at least a little--with analysis of works by Neil Gaiman, Emma Donoghue, Jane Yolen, Pegg Kerr, Gregory Maguire, and Shannon Hale among others."

Analysis of contemporary tellers is always a must.

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