Fairy Tales : Traditional Stories Retold for Gay Men

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Using the magical and mythic language of classic stories from around the world, Fairy Tales takes familiar myths and folktales and turns them into stories about men coming out, learning to trust themselves, looking for and finding love, facing AIDS, and helping those they love.

Drawing upon traditional sources like the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, master storyteller Peter Cashorali weaves magical tales for gay men and their friends. Not parodies or ...

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Overview

Using the magical and mythic language of classic stories from around the world, Fairy Tales takes familiar myths and folktales and turns them into stories about men coming out, learning to trust themselves, looking for and finding love, facing AIDS, and helping those they love.

Drawing upon traditional sources like the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, master storyteller Peter Cashorali weaves magical tales for gay men and their friends. Not parodies or jokes, these witty "teaching tales" touch upon contemporary issues--including coming out, AIDS, and aging--that affect the psyches of gay men today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062513090
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 560,364
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Cashorali, is a writer and performer whose fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Men on Men, Indivisible, and His.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
The Golden Key 1
The Vampire 3
King Crossbill 13
Beauty and the Beast 21
Hansel and Gretel 35
Rumpelstiltskin 43
Romaine 53
The Two Travelers 65
The Golden Parrot 79
The Fisherman and His Lover 100
The Man Who Was Lovers with a Pigeon 108
The Ugly Duckling 118
Godfather Death 124
Penny Loafers 133
The Frog King 147
The Companion 158
The Man Who Came Back from the Dead 180
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  • Posted September 13, 2009

    Let's Face It, It's Pretty SIlly

    If this book was in the comedy section it would make perfect sense. It's very very hard to take this seriously. This book unfortunately follows a pattern throughout history of art and literature being adapted to various perspectives. oppressive governments, religious movements, marketing campaigns, they've all done what this book does. There's plenty of great art and literature that has been created by gay men. Why bother trying to jam a square peg in a round hole?

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