Thursday, November 29, 2018

Ten top folk tales in fiction

Dan Coxon is the editor of the anthology, This Dreaming Isle. One of his top ten folk tales in fiction, a shared at the Guardian:
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

Carter’s work casts a long shadow over the stranger end of the literary spectrum, but this book is where she most explicitly tackles folklore and fairytales. Drawing on tales such as Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood, these stories aren’t direct retellings. Instead, Carter crafts something new, challenging stereotypes and questioning the ways in which folk tales have represented women down the ages.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Bloody Chamber is among Sam Reader's top five books that give old legends a new spin, four books that changed Angelica Banks, four books that changed Justine Larbalestier, Stephanie Feldman's ten creepiest books, and Jonathan Stroud's favorite fantasy books.

--Marshal Zeringue