Journal of Mythic Arts — Spring 2007 Issue — Endicott Studio

Editors: Terri Windling
and Midori Snyder
Book Reviewers: Jamie Bluth,
Kathleen Chen,Elizabeth Genco, and
Helen Pilinovsky
Copy editing: Jamie Bluth

This 20th Anniversary Issue is
dedicated to Thomas Canty,
for there would have been no
Endicott without him,
and to Ellen Kushner &
Delia Sherman, who have
been at the heart of all
things Endicott for 20 years.

Art on this page
Crumbs by Jeanie Tomanek
Sleeping Beauty by Jennie Harbour
Beauty and the Beast by Eleanor Vere Boyle
Briar Rose by Edward Burne–Jones
Brother and Sister by Adrienne Ségur
Little Red Riding Hood by Walter Crane
Bluebeard by Arthur Rackham
Beauty by Walter Crane
Furball by Margaret Evans Price

Letter from the Editor’s Desk
“Welcome to our 20th Anniversary Fairy Tale Issue, featuring a mix of new works and updated, expanded articles from the Endicott archives . . .”

The Reading Room: Articles

Rapunzel
by Terri Windling
“At its root this is a story about puberty and sexual desire . . .”

Sleeping Beauty
by Midori Snyder
“In the oldest versions, we rediscover some of Sleeping Beauty’s original wit and strength . . .”

Little Red Riding Hood
by Terri Windling
“The wolf is more than just a symbol of the dangers of deception; he is the agent of change . . .”

The Armless Maiden
by Midori Snyder
“The narrative is about female rites of passage to adulthood, but within the story is the troubling echo of abuse . . .”

Cinderella
by Terri Windling
“Cinderella’s tale, as we know it today, is subtly altered from the Ash Girl tales handed for at least a thousand years . . .”

The Blindman’s Daughter
by Heinz Insu Fenkl
“This Korean tale has the same prominence as the stories of Cinderella and Snow White in the west . . .”

Beauty and the Beast
by Terri Windling
“I was disturbed by the liberties taken by Disney Studios when they changed classic elements of the tale . . .”

Snow White
by Terri Windling
“The Snow White theme is one of the darkest and strangest to be found in the fairy tale canon . . .”

The Arabian Nights
by Gregory Frost
“Everything you think you know about the Arabian Nights is probably wrong . . .”

Bluebeard
by Terri Windling
“The history of Bluebeard has been a source of debate among fairy tale scholars . . .”

The Reading Room: Fiction

King Rat
by Karen Joy Fowler
“’I am not entirely without friends,’ the blond man said. ‘Here is King Rat to make your acquaintance.’ . . .”

The Princess and the Ghost
by Jessie Suk Roy
“She knows her own story from start to finish, and knows exactly what happened to make it all go wrong . . .”

Briar Rose
by Kim Antieau
“The briars pricked her skin; the tattooist drew drops of blood down her legs . . .”

Godmother Death
by Jane Yolen
“Death does not know how to lie. She does not need to . . .”

The Writing Room

Donkeyskin, Deerskin, Allerleirauh
by Helen Pilninovsky
“The symbols of the story serve as bridges to deeper truths which cannot be easily articulated . . .”

Brother and Sister
by Ellen Steiber
“In the fairy tale, being seen and recognized brings nothing less than resurrection . . .”

The Monkey Girl
by Midori Snyder
“I remember the thrill I felt recognizing a kindred spirit the first time I encountered the ‘Monkey Girl’ . . .”

Transformations
by Terri Windling
“Every child needs a fairy godmother, someone to turn to in times of peril . . .”

The Gallery

From Fairy Tales to Fantasia
The art of Kay Nielsen

Women in Fairy Tales
Fairy tale artists old and new

The Crossroads: Mixed Media

Fairy Tale Theatre
by Howard Gayton
“The story is told through image, and we must fill these images with energy and meaning . . .”

Baba Yaga in Russian Film
by James Graham
“The films of the Baba Yaga legend reflect a history of the Soviet Union’s political self-awareness . . .”

The Coffeehouse: Poetry

Little Cinder
by Jeannine Hall Gailey

Allerleirauh Reveals Her True Self to the Prince
by Jeannine Hall Gailey

Conversation with the Stepmother, at the Wedding
by Jeannine Hall Gailey

White Bird Sister: Chu Revisits the Past
by Jeannine Hall Gailey

The Snow Queen
by Jeannine Hall Gailey

Becoming the Villainess
by Jeannine Hall Gailey

Fairy Tale Poetry Index
a complete list of fairy tale poems in the Endicott archives

From the Archives:
Fairy Tales

French Fairy Tales
article by Terri Windling

Russian Fairy Tales
article by Helen Pilinovsky

Hans Christian Andersen
article by Terri Windling

Godfather Death
article by Terri Windling

Silver Hands
article by Kim Antieau

The Green Children
story by Kevin Brockmeier

Silver or Gold
story by Emma Bull

Wolf’s Heart
story by Tappan King