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Old 04-07-2016   #1
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Topic Nominated Fairy Tales

A general discussion about fairy tales: your favorites, underrated fairy tales and fairy tale authors, fairy tale scholarship and criticism, it's all free game.

My personal favorite that I've read is "The Juniper Tree". Grotesque and sublime.
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Re: Fairy Tales

Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories.
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Re: Fairy Tales

Neil Gaiman's comic book series The Sandman is not a fairy tale as such, but it does include a lot of fairy tale elements. I've been curious about it for a while but haven't made up my mind to order it yet. So this is perhaps an occasion to ask what people think of it?

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Attachment 1461Thanks for the recommendations, I will add The Juniper Tree and The Bloody Chamber to my reading list.

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Neil Gaiman's comic book series The Sandman is not a fairy tale as such, but it does include a lot of fairy tale elements. I've been curious about it for a while but haven't made up my mind to order it yet. So this is perhaps an occasion to ask what people think of it?

https://www.readdcentertainment.com/...ics-series/349
I haven't read it myself but I have heard positive things from my friend. Personally, I won't pick it up until I finish everything on my book shelf.

A favorite of mine with fairy tale elements: A Feather Pillow by Horacio Quiroga. I think this is the (nonofficial ?) best translation I've seen.

His The Beheaded Chicken story is good too.
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Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories.
Been meaning to pick this up for some time.
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Attachment 1461Thanks for the recommendations, I will add The Juniper Tree and The Bloody Chamber to my reading list.

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Neil Gaiman's comic book series The Sandman is not a fairy tale as such, but it does include a lot of fairy tale elements. I've been curious about it for a while but haven't made up my mind to order it yet. So this is perhaps an occasion to ask what people think of it?

https://www.readdcentertainment.com/...ics-series/349
I haven't read it myself but I have heard positive things from my friend. Personally, I won't pick it up until I finish everything on my book shelf.

A favorite of mine with fairy tale elements: A Feather Pillow by Horacio Quiroga. I think this is the (nonofficial ?) best translation I've seen.

His The Beheaded Chicken story is good too.
I recently read a collection of Quiroga's stories from University of Wisconsin Press, and I was very impressed with the quality if his stories. I'm less familiar with his jungle fairy tales, though "Anaconda" was included in this edition. I found that tale alone better than the majority of Kipling's Jungle Book tales.
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Re: Fairy Tales

I did not read that many fairy tales; that said, Alan Lee and Olivier Ledroit fairy artwork is amazing, as is, of course, anything by Richard Dadd. Oh, and everything related to the Cottingley Fairies.

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Spells of Enchantment: the wondrous fairy tales of western culture. edited by Jack Zipes An outstanding 800 page anthology of 'adult fairy tales' ('wonder tales'); nearly 70 writers included, from Apuleius through E.T.A. Hoffmann to Philip K. Dick. Lots of stuff not available or not easily available anywhere else.
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Here's one of my favorite tales, "Youth Without Age and Life Without Death". It's Romanian and has quite a pessimistic ending, making one wonder if Cioran ever read it as a child:

Youth Without Age and Life Without Death - Romanian folktale
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“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.”
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