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Fairy Tale Review

The Translucent Issue #13

Edited by Kate Bernheimer

Fairy-Tale Studies

Published: February 2017
ISBN: 9780814343975

The Translucent Issue is a break from tradition. In some ways, colors are an easier, more obvious entry point into the world of fairy tales. It is not transparent, and thus never explicit on the page—the Brothers Grimm rarely editorialized—but then again psychology is rarely explicit. It is a partial view, one that permits shape and light, but not clarity, not exactness; it is a half-truth, one that includes what is as often as it includes what could be; it is the fantasy of wish, and the dubious luxury of pretense. Fairy-tale psychology is not clarified through the use of interiority or analysis, but by situation, circumstance. It is illuminated by what is seen and, just as importantly, what is not.

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:
Alicia Bones, Bradly Sergio Brandt, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Stephanie Cawley, Gillian Cummings, Kathryn Davis, Jonathan Louis Duckworth, Kelly Dulaney, Majda Gama, Ann Glaviano, Jenneva Kayser, Taisia Kitaiskaia, Marie Marandola, Sam Meekings, Jefferson Navicky, Nazli Pearl, Maura Pellettieri, Gretchen Steele Pratt, C Samuel Rees, Erika Rier, Adam Soto, Anastasia Stelse, Caroline Belle Stewart, Elizabeth Horner Turner, Sara Wainscott, Kevin Wilson, Shelley Wong, Rachel Zavecz