Monday, August 01, 2005

Updating fairytales

Jeanette Winterson in The Sunday Times questions the need to bring fairytales bang up to date.
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?

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