18 September, 2021

Bizarre Fairy Tale Adaptations

The Bloody Chamber, Angela CarterBLOODY CHAMBER

Not only is the title story one of the most twisted love stories we’ve ever read, but the entire collection is probably the most famous group of dark, feminist retellings of fairy tales out there, so we’re putting it on the list in its entirety. Carter has said, “My intention was not to do ‘versions’ or, as the American edition of the book said, horribly, ‘adult’ fairy tales, but to extract the latent content from the traditional stories.” Luckily, there is a lot of bloody, terrifying, necrophiliac latent content to be had. Not to mention Wolf-Alice.

1 thought on “Bizarre Fairy Tale Adaptations

  1. I have another one to add to the list: “Twisted Fairy Tales” by Maura McHugh, illustrated by Jane Laurie. I got side tracked a bit, but once I’ve finished reading it, I’ll be reviewing it for LitStack!

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