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A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects
A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
A GUIDE TO FOLKTALES IN FRAGILE DIALECTS by award-winning author and poet Catherynne M. Valente is a delightful collection of poetry, short fables, and fairy tales that explore myth and wonder, ancient and modern, with an introduction by Midori Snyder. "Structured around a series of folktale motifs, Valente's eloquent second full-length poet...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781934648353
ISBN-10: 1934648353
Publication Date: 5/31/2008
Pages: 168
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Publisher: Curiosities
Book Type: Paperback
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Im a massive Cat Valente fangirl, so I love everything she writes, and her poetry is no exception. Poetry is hit or miss with me, but when it hits it hits hard. A lot of Cats work plays with elements and themes in folktales and myths, giving them a new spin and weaving new worlds out of them. In these poems, she addresses some of our most famous folktales (Rapunzel, Cinderella, etc) in their entirety and reinterprets the stories from the POV of the female characters. So, so good!