King Rat (Continued)

by Karen Joy Fowler The stories in Castles and Dragons are full of magical incidents. Terrible things may happen before the happy ending, but there are limits to how terrible. Good people get their reward, so do bad people. The stories are much softer than Grimm and Andersen.It was many, many years before I was …

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Rapunzel (Continued)

by Terri Windling Contemporary poets have also looked at the tale through the eyes of its different characters, finding in the story’s themes issues relevant to our lives today. Carolyn Williams–Noren gives voice to the least sympathetic character in the story in "Rapunzel’s Mother": I can’t explain why I wanted that simplething so much: dark …

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