Our Favorite Timeless Plots

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  There are seven stories in the world.   It’s a well used maxim and not necessarily true. (Kipling, for example, claimed there were sixty-nine stories in the world). But the truth remains that various plots have been invented and reinvented since the beginning of the press. Some have been re-imagined so often that they [….]

LitStack Review: Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

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Trigger Warning:  Short Fictions and Disturbances Neil Gaiman William Morrow Publishers Publication Date: ISBN 978-0-06-233026-0 I freely admit it:  for me (as for many), Neil Gaiman can do no wrong.  He’s the perfect literary celebrity:  moved from the UK to live and work in my Midwestern neck of the woods, calm, unassuming, accessible, champion of [….]

Brothers Grimm in Photos

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From THP: Take a stroll through the forests and woodlands of Middle Europe today, and it doesn’t take long before you begin to imagine yourself as a character in a centuries-old Brothers Grimm story. Be it “Little Red Riding Hood” or “Hansel and Gretel,” it only takes a patch of fog and a thick strip [….]

What Disney Left Out: Gruesome Details of Your Favorite Fairytales

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The Huffington Post published a great piece on the glossed over details that Disney left out of some of their fairy tale-inspired films. The list, and details, are great and we’ve included just a few of them in the following. Check out the full list here. From THP: Below is a collection of horrifying details [….]

Carolyn Turgeon Discusses Her Book ‘The Fairest of Them All’

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Carolyn Turgeon describes The Fairest of Them All, a completely new take on the original Rapunzel fairy tale. Synopsis In this kingdom, only one fairy tale can end with happily ever after. In an enchanted forest, the maiden Rapunzel’s beautiful voice captivates a young prince hunting nearby. Overcome, he climbs her long golden hair to [….]

500 New Fairytales Discovered in Germany

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Collection of fairytales gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth had been locked away in an archive in Regensburg for over 150 years. From The Guardian: A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in [….]

Books That Put a Spin on Classic Fairy Tales

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There seems to be an influx of fairy tales being subverted. From television shows like Once Upon a Time and films like Mirror, Mirror, to contemporary twists on classic fairy tales, what was once old, is now new again. We’ve pulled together a list of some of the most unique interpretations of fairy tales in [….]