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Fairy Tale Review

The Mauve Issue #11

Edited by Kate Bernheimer

Fairy-Tale Studies, Fiction, Language and Literature

Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9780814341803
Pages: 368 Size: EPUB
Illustrations: 6 color illus.

Mauve is a new word with old roots. The color’s earlier incarnations—Tyrian purple (given for the shade of Roman emperors’ cloaks) and aniline purple—were abandoned when, to increase the popularity of Perkin’s dye, its sellers named the color after a French flower called the mallow. When we consult the dictionary, it tells us that the mallow is a herbaceous plant with hairy stems and pink or purple flowers. Its fruit comes shaped in wedges and so it is nicknamed the cheese plant. Mallows are grown as ornamentals, and mallows are grown as edibles. Some are for looking at, others are for eating. We want this issue to be both—a mallow, a marsh, a cake that defies old proverbs. Gaze at it. Eat it too. Consume, ravage, devour it. Why, go ahead and try it on, walk around in it as long as you like. Either way, we promise you’ll look ravishing.

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:
Matt Bell, Emma Bolden, Wyatt Bonikowski, Traci Brimhall, Lucas Church, Claire Cronin, Lenny DellaRocca, Monica Drake, Molly Faerber, Majda Gama, Elizabeth Gross, Christina Kloess, Mary Lavallee, Alicia Rebecca Myers, Sequoia Nagamatsu, Helen Phillips, Tim Raymond, Christian Rees, Elizabeth Frankie Rollins, Richard Siken, Emily Temple, Mai Der Vang, Caleb Washburn, Kellie Wells, Elise Winn, Rebecca Wolff, Rachel Zavecz