Marvels & Tales

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, 2013

Arab-American Women's Writing and Performance: Orientalism, Race, and the Idea of the Arabian Nights
Arab-American Women's Writing and Performance: Orientalism, Race, and the Idea of The Arabian Nights. By Somaya Sami Sabry. London: I. B. Taurus, 2011.Somaya Sami Sabry makes a considerable contribution to studies of diaspora, Arab American identity,...
At the Back of the North Wind
At the Back of the North Wind. By George MacDonald. Edited by Roderìck McGillis and John Pennington. Peterborough, Canada: Broadview Editions, 2011.This new edition of George MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind offers an insight into the world...
Contes De la Mille et Deuxième Nuit: Théophile Gautier, Edgar Allan Poe, Nicolae Davidescu, Richard Lesclide, et André Gill
Contes de la mille et deuxième nuit: Théophile Gautier, Edgar Allan Poe, Nicolae Davidescu, Richard Lesclide, et André Gill. Edited and partly translated by Evanghélia Stead. Grenoble, France: Editions Jérôme Millón, 2011.And then? And what happened...
Es War Einmal . . . : Die Wahren Märchen Tier Brüder Grimm Und Wer Sie Ihnen Erzählte
Es war einmal . . . : Die wahren Märchen tier Brüder Grimm und wer sie ihnen erzählte. Edited by Heinz Rölleke. Illustrated by Albert Schindehütte. Frankfurt am Main: Eichorn, 2011.Anyone who studies the Grimms' folktales and fairy tales anywhere owes...
Fantasy, Myth, and the Measure of Truth: Tales of Pullman, Lewis, Tolkien, MacDonald, and Hoffmann
Fantasy, Myth, and the Measure of Truth: Tales of Pullman, Lewis, Tolkien, MacDonald, and Hoffmann. By William Gray. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.It is certainly no secret that Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materíals series (1995-2000),...
Far North Tales: Stories from the Peoples of the Arctic Circle
Far North Tales: Stories from the Peoples of the Arctic Circle. Translated and retold by Bonnie C. Marshall. Edited by Kira Van Densen. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2011.Bonnie C. Marshall has been traveling to Russia and collecting stories...
Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature
Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature. By Kenneth B. Kidd. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.In seeking to examine the intersection of the history of children's literature and the development of...
From the Editors
In the early stages of their collecting and editing, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm had concerns that the fairy tale was on the verge of extinction. If those concerns followed them to the grave, the brothers can now rest in peace. Fairy tales had never really...
Hoodwinked! and Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade: Animated "Little Red Riding Hood" Films and the Rashômon Effect
"Little Red Riding Hood" (ATU 333), a deceptively simple narrative about a young girl and her grandmother who are beset by a wolf and sometimes rescued by a woodsman, has been adapted by a plethora of creators. The results include novels, short stories,...
Inklings
Inklings. By Françoise Pétrovitch. FIAF Gallery, New York. April 27-June 29, 2012. Exhibition.The paintings of Françoise Pétrovitch's New York debut feel like childhood memories. Simplified forms melt and metamorphose, and colors fade back to the black,...
One Earth, One People: The Mythopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle, and Orson Scott Card
One Earth, One People: The Mythopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. Le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle, and Orson Scott Card. By Marek Oziewicz. Jejjerson, NC: McFarland, 2008.In One Earth, One People, Marek Oziewicz attempts to synthesize a century...
"Reeling In" Grimm Masculinities Hucksters, Cross-Dressers, and Ninnies
[The] god-awful, kitschy films about the Brothers Grimms' lives and how they came to write fairy tales . . . "frame" the Grimms in such a way that the background to their lives and the purpose of their collecting tales are totally distorted to create...
Slaying Blunderboer: Cross-Dressed Heroes, National Identities, and Wartime Pantomime
Invited to reflect on the subject of war and the fairy tale for a panel at the 20 1 1 American Folklore Association meeting, my mind went immediately to a phenomenon 1 noticed a few years ago, when research on British pantomime led me to peruse the December...
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Edited by Noel Daniel. Translated by Matthew ? Pnce. Cologne: Taschen, 2011.Silhouettes traverse this book. Like Peter Pan's shadow, they draw the reader-viewer into a nostalgic neverland of ancient tales and illustrations...
The Frog Prince and Other Frog Tales from around the World/Rapunzel and Other Maiden in the Tower Tales from around the World/Sleeping Beauties: Sleeping Beauty and Snow White Tales from around the World
The Frog Prince and Other Frog Tales from Around the World. Edited by Heidi Ann Heiner. Nashville, TN: SurLaLune Press with CreateSpace, 2010.Rapunzel and Other Maiden in the Tower Tales from Around the World. Edited by Heidi Ann Heiner. Nashville, TN:...
The Revolutionary Undoing of the Maiden Warrior in Riyoko Ikeda's Rose of Versailles and Jacques Demy's Lady Oscar
A dutiful daughter disguises herself as a knight and takes up the sword to protect her father's noble reputation and her king's realm. Whether we think of the Chinese or French iterations of maiden warrior tales, the figure is fraught with tensions....
Thoughts on "Heroinism" in French Fairy Tales
It's not that women can't be seen as heroines, it's that you have to do twice as much to bring attention to them in a crisis situation. ... In the collective consciousness, men handle this kind of catastrophe.- Mary Carouba, Women at Ground ZeroA brief...
"With a Smile and a Song . . ." Walt Disney and the Birth of the American Fairy Tale
Following the premiere of Walt Disney's first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937, dir. William Cottrell and David Hand), New York Times film critic Frank S. Nugent hailed the film as "significant cinematically as D. W...