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Fairy Tales for the Children of the Laborers

With anthology Workers' Tales, children's literature professor Michael Rosen curates fairy tales from the 19th and 20th centuries that resonate with workers' rights activists and their children today.

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Domestic Confinement and Traditional Gender Norms Are a Source of Terror in 'The Juniper Tree'

Barbara Comyns' The Juniper Tree, recently reissued by the New York Review of Books, diminishes the space between fairy tale and real life.

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Hans Christian Andersen Would Be Delighted With Sanna Annukka's Illustrations

Annukka enhances the reading experience of The Snow Queen and The Fir Tree with her distinctive artistic approach.

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Of Art and Magic: An Interview with Novelist Porochista Khakpour

What happens when magical thinking really consumes a person or even a society?

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One of Marcel Carné's Best Films, Beautifully Restored: 'Les Visiteurs du Soir'

Whether Les Visiteurs du Soir is taken as a political allegory, or simply as a sumptuous fairy tale, it's a film not to be missed.

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The Princess has a Sword: ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

Sparkling visuals and some wondrous fantasy-world imagineering can’t save this brawny, underwritten fairy tale from turning into just another clanging-sword battle film.

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Emmy the Great: Virtue

With her second album, Virtue, Emmy the Great expands her vision to create a dream world of profound sadness and unforgettable art.

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Always Look on the Grimm Side of Life

Murder, masochism, Satanism and nihilism: Parents, you might want to rethink substituting your kids' Twilight paperbacks for the classics.

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Frightening Fairy Tales v. The Very Hungry Caterpillar?

Are fairy tales too frightening for our kids? Do they need sanitizing? Or should we just skip them altogether?

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Baloney by Pascal Blanchet

Blanchet’s world is one of the marbled pinks and reds of high quality beef, the pale pinks of processed meats like hot dogs and, of course, baloney, but his words are like stale bread.

Jeremy Estes
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The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen by ed. Maria Tatar

What a loose-limbed, witty, and even oddly post-modern writer Hans Christian Andersen was.

Michael Antman
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Rosie Littles Cautionary Tales for Girls by Danielle Wood

In Wood's hands, Little Red Riding Hood had never met a wolf so dangerous.

Christine N. Ziemba

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