Philip Pullman on Retelling Grimm

The fairy tale is in a perpetual state of becoming and alteration. To keep to one version or one translation alone is to put a robin redbreast in a cage. A fairy tale is not a text.

From Philip Pullman’s brilliant essay “The Challenge of Retelling Grimms’ Fairy Tales.”  Highly recommended.

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One response to “Philip Pullman on Retelling Grimm

  1. Wonderful! Thank you, Monica!


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