ISBN 13: 9780143117841
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books
Authors: Kate Bernheimer, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Gregory Maguire, Joyelle McSweeney, Lydia Millet, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Brian Evenson, Michael Cunningham, Karen Joy Fowler, Timothy Schaffert, Katherine Vaz, Karen Brennan, Lucy Corin, Joy Williams, Ilya Kaminsky, Michael Martone, Kelly Link, Chris Adrian, Jim Shepard, Kathryn Davis, Kellie Wells, Sabrina Orah Mark, Aimee Bender, Jonathon Keats, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, Rabih Alameddine, Stacey Richter, Neil Gaiman, Francesca Lia Block, Lily Hoang, Naoko Awa, Hiromi Itō, Michael Mejia, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Kim Addonizio, Alissa Nutting, Francine Prose, Kevin Brockmeier, Neil LaBute, Shelley Jackson, Marjorie Sandor
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.
Inspired 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.