A blog about my inspirations, influences and day to day activities in and around my studio.
Monday, 9 November 2015
A Short History of Fairy Tale by Marina Warner
Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale by Marina Warner
Marina Warner is one of the great experts on fairy
tales, and in this book she sets out to create a simple map of the
territory, ranging from the familiar to the unknown. Warner covers the
diversity and strangeness of fairy tales, as well as explaining how they
came to be sanitised and bowdlerised for young audiences. And she looks
at how the same stories crossed borders and cultures, changing
themselves to adapt to new contexts while proving robust and unkillable.