How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales: and Other Stories

Author:   Kate Bernheimer ,  Catherine Eyde
Publisher:   Coffee House Press
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9781566893473


Pages:   158
Publication Date:   05 August 2014
Format:   Paperback
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Elegant and brutal, the stories in Kate Bernheimer's latest collection occupy a heightened landscape, where the familiar cedes to the grotesque and nonsense just as often devolves into terror. These are fairy tales out of time, renewing classic stories we think we know, like one of Bernheimer's girls, whose hands of steel turn to flowers, leaving her beautiful but alone. Kate Bernheimer is the author of the short story collection Horse, Flower, Bird and the editor of My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales and the journal Fairy Tale Review.

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Author:   Kate Bernheimer ,  Catherine Eyde
Publisher:   Coffee House Press
Imprint:   Coffee House Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 1.30cm , Length: 19.10cm
Weight:   0.227kg
ISBN:  

9781566893473


ISBN 10:   156689347
Pages:   158
Publication Date:   05 August 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  General ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
The supplier is temporarily out of stock of this item. It will be ordered for you on backorder and shipped when it becomes available.

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I'll read anything [Kate Berhnehimer] writes, and I'll undoubtedly learn more about myself and my own writing than from 100 other books. Truth is, I hope every young writer is lucky enough to discover a particular writer who speaks to her more than any other, a writer whose words reach out through the pages and touch her heart, the way Kate Bernheimer has done for me. -- Electric Literature


Gobble up these stories as you would a trail of bread crumbs that leads into the dark, magical woods of Kate Bernheimer's imagination. Here you will be happily lost, sometimes afraid, often amused and always awed. --Benjamin Percy Hauntingly poetic... By turns lovely and tragic, Bernheimer's spare but cap- tivating fables of femininity resonate like a string of sad but all-too-real and meaningful dreams. This is a collection readers won't soon forget, one that rede- fines the fairy tale into something wholly original. --Booklist Imaginative ... lean and lyrical writing ... Bernheimer's passion for fairy tales is evident in every story she spins ... [her] work provides a refreshing contrast to most available fiction. It is no stretch to compare her to Aimee Bender or Kelly Link. --Library Journal A master of minimalist style, Kate Bernheimer taps into the poetry of fairy tales to reveal the dread that seeps into ordinary things as well as the redemptive power of language and story. --Maria Tatar, Chair, Program in Folklore & Mythology, Harvard University Kate Bernheimer's beautiful and daring stories do not lead us to familiar places. She miraculously collapses the distinctions between the quotidian and the wondrous, the enchanted and the cursed, and takes us into the dark woods to wander until we too can see each uncanny branch. --Jenny Offill While Bernheimer's tools and techniques are ancient, her materials are contem- porary... It's a fine writer who can demonstrate so perfectly how a primal form maintains currency in any era. --Review of Contemporary Fiction I'll read anything [Kate Berhnehimer] writes, and I'll undoubtedly learn more about myself and my own writing than from 100 other books. Truth is, I hope every young writer is lucky enough to discover a particular writer who speaks to her more than any other, a writer whose words reach out through the pages and touch her heart, the way Kate Bernheimer has done for me. --Electric Literature These aren't fairy tales, they're signposts for the lost--and strange lands await if you go their way. --Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day Recommended if you like: offbeat, unusually structured stories; re-imagined fairy tales with a somewhat dark (but also whimsical) tone. --Insatiable Boosluts


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Kate Bernheimer: Kate Bernheimer has been called one of the living masters of the fairy tale. 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 founded and edits the literary journal Fairy Tale Review and lives in Arizona with her husband, the writer Brent Hendricks, and their daughter, Xia.

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