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Fairy Tale Review

The Blue Issue #1

Edited by Kate Bernheimer

Fiction, Fairy-Tale Studies, Language and Literature

eBOOK
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814341704

The Blue Issue is the inaugural issue of Fairy Tale Review. Swiss scholar Max Luthi wrote about fairy tales as literary examples of abstract art. The strange quality that Luthi identifies as "firm form" is sparse, flat and depthless as it is wild, weightless and bright. The writing selected for the debut issue of Fairy Tale Review reflects this quality in a multitude of ways. The work in here is not beholden to any particular school of writing. Rather, each contribution uniquely dovetails with the aesthetics and motifs of fairy tales.

Kate Bernheimer has been called "one of the living masters of the fairy tale" (Tin House). She is the author of a novel trilogy and the story collections Horse, Flower, Bird and How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales, and the editor of four anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award winning and bestselling My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales and xo Orpheus: 50 New Myths. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she teaches fairy tales and creative writing.

Contributors Include:
Kim Addonizio, Joshua Beckman, Mary Caponegro, Kate Bernheimer, Julie Choffel, Monica Fambrough, Sarah Hannah, Brent Hendricks, Norman Lock, Francine Prose, Stacey Richter, Matthew Rohrer, Marjorie Sandor, Kiki Smith, Donna Tartt, Sarah Veglahn, Marina Warner, Wendy Weitman, Jack Zipes