Author: Barbara G. Walker
Translator: Hye-ran Park
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About This Book
Walker has applied her considerable scholarship to re-spin classic fairy tales,
reinterpret folklore staples and write a few original stories of her own in a
manner that reflects a serious - and sometimes funny - feminist mind. Wordplay
groaners (characters named Barbidol, Devi Jones, Lowkey) and contemporary mores,
terms and conveniences in ancient settings (running water, a silicon-based race,
true-crime stories, private schools) may amuse some.
But the strength of the work lies in rich, lyrical straight pieces like "The Descent of Shaloma," "The Oracle" and "The White God." In perfect read-aloud cadence, the stories elevate women to the heroic roles: Gorga, who unmasks the dragon; Ugly, who lives narcissism-free with the Beast; Jill, who descends the beanroot into the earth; Ala Dean, who asks the lamp not for riches but for peace and equality; White Riding Hood, who feeds the hunter to the wolves.
Walker introduces each of the 28 stories with a brief commentary on its origins and meaning - from Gotterdammerung to Jung. Her feminism is couched in complexities that make this a book to build a seminar around. Illustrated by Laurie Harden.
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