Authors: Kate Bernheimer, Gregory Maguire, Joy Williams, Jonathon Keats, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Alissa Nutting, Francine Prose, Kevin Brockmeier, Neil LaBute, Shelley Jackson, Joyelle McSweeney, Lydia Millet, Sarah Bynum, Brian Evenson, Michael Cunningham, Karen Fowler, Rikki Ducornet, Timothy Schaffert, Katherine Vaz, Karen Brennan, Lucy Corin, Ilya Kaminsky, Michael Martone, Kelly Link, Chris Adrian, Jim Shepard, Kathryn Davis, Kellie Wells, Sabrina Mark, Aimee Bender, Marjorie Sandor, Joyce Oates, John Updike, Rabih Alameddine, Stacey Richter, Neil Gaiman, Francesca Block, Lily Hoang, Naoko Awa, Hiromi It?, Michael Mejia, Kim Addonizio
Original language: English
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics), 2010
Michael Cunningham, Francine Prose, Aimee Bender, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, and more than thirty other extraordinary writers celebrate fairy tales in this thrilling new volume. Inspire 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 and from China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Norway, and Mexico, here are stories that soar into boundless realms, filled with mischief and mystery and magic, and renewed by the lifeblood of invention. Although rooted in hundreds of years of tradition, they chart the imaginative frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature.