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9 Fairy Tales For Adults That Are WAY Better Than Disney
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That definition is true as far as it goes, but I know plenty of adults who still enjoy stories about witches and princesses, curses and spells, and happily ever afters. This collection of tales from Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Cunningham transforms the fables we have come to love by exploring the unexamined moments, forgotten backstories, or unintended consequences of choices and spells and curses. Cunningham uses his talents to embrace the darkness of classic fairy tales and bring them to life in new and unexpected ways. Loosely based on the showman P. Barnum and his popular Fiji mermaid sideshow, The Mermaid is a fascinating fairy tale mashup with a convincing historical backdrop. But is the world ready to see her?
Tilly Castillo thought she lost her chance to be a contemporary dancer, but when a summer job in New York City appears, nothing can stop her from saying yes—not her mother, not the other cutthroat dancers, and not even her fears of the big city. When I was 5, I told a fairytale lie. I was in kindergarten. The next day I told the kindergarten teacher, Ms. Guffey, that my mom sometimes cooked me in the oven and I was too afraid to go home and could I please please please spend the night with my best friend? Thankfully, my mom was not arrested and all turned out all right.
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A version of this article originally A version of this article originally appeared on appeared on 20somethingreads. Whether you read fairy tales as a child or whether you're simply aware of them because you are a person who is alive and does not live under a rock, fairy tales have played a role in your reading experience. Unfortunately, when Disney sunk his claws into them, he did a disservice that lasted for decades: Most of our perceptions have been colored by his saccharine, censored interpretations. Because of him, the words "fairy tales" invoke images of childhood and whimsy and musical numbers that are too catchy for their own good. Contrary to what Disney's cultural stronghold would have you believe, the idea that fairy tales are for children is a relatively recent phenomenon.
Once upon a time there was a world of tragic princes who had been transformed into small amphibians, beautiful princesses who were temporarily languishing in a life of drudgery, unprepossessing trolls with rights-of-way issues, and a variety of woodland wildlife with surprisingly philanthropic attributes. All this week the Guardian is giving away booklets of our best-loved fairytales that can also of course be read on the web , with their contemporary resonances discussed by the modern writers who have selected the stories for publication. But the deeper you venture into the dark woods of these fairytales, the more you have to wonder — are these stories really for kids? When our son was very young I embarked on a mission to expand his literary horizons and purchased a copy of the fairy stories of the Brothers Grimm to read to him each night. He was little more than a babe in arms at the time, and the whole enterprise was really a tool to lull him into a peaceful sleep.