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Fairy Tale Review

The Violet Issue #3

Edited by Kate Bernheimer

Fiction, Fairy-Tale Studies, Language and Literature

Published: March 2007
ISBN: 9780814341728

"At an early age, children are weaned on the marvelous, and later on they fail to retain a sufficient virginity of mind to enjoy fairy tales," Andre Breton wrote in 1924. "There are fairy tales to be written for adults," he continued. "Fairy tales almost blue." Violet flowers are often described as "almost-blue," which is how this color was chosen. This issue of Fairy Tale Review focuses on fairy tales for adults.

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, Don Mee Choi, Lucy Corin, Tracy Daugherty, Espido Freire, J.J. Grandville, Sarah Hannah, Lily Hoang, Anna Maria Hong, Kim Hyesoon, Toshiya Kamei, Jeffrey Levine, Lisa Olstein, David Petruzelli, Natania Rosenfeld, Aurelie Sheehan, Richard Siken, Kieran Suckling, Lee Upton, Julie Marie Wade