A new collection of subversive French fairy tales The wolf is tricked by Red Riding Hood into strangling her grandmother and is subsequently arrested. Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella do not live happily ever after. And the fairies are saucy, angry, and capricious. Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned collects thirty-six tales, most newly translated,



ISBN: 9780691191416
Series: Oddly Modern Fairy Tales
Audience: Undergraduate
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 296
Publication Date: 18 Jun 2019
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication City, Country: New Jersey, United States
Dimensions (cm): 19.7(H) x 14(L)



"In these deliberately tarnished tales ... wondrousness mainly shines through in their often beautiful imagery."-Michael Dirda, Washington Post
"This is a wonderful resource for scholars of fairy tales and decadent literature and a timely, thought-provoking collection for nonspecialists."-Choice
"Besides being a thoroughly engaging read, Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned is an extraordinary contribution to the fairy-tale canon.... Schultz and Seifert have managed to recover a little bit of the magic so necessary for modern life."-Victoria Leslie, Gramarye Journal
"Sometimes sardonic, sometimes brutal, often blackly funny and possessed of a peculiarly modern sensibility."-Cameron Woodhead, Sydney Morning Herald


Author Biography

Gretchen Schultz and Lewis Seifert are professors of French studies at Brown University.

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