Relief, unease. Familiarity, strangeness. Art trades in these paradoxes. The art of the fairytale does the same, and it does it best in its own language. The carpet flies, the solid hillside reveals a door, statues speak and puddings multiply. Who needs tonight’s TV and a telephone?
Monday, August 01, 2005
Jeanette Winterson in The Sunday Times questions the need to bring fairytales bang up to date.