Fairy Tales and the Fiction of Iris Murdoch, Margaret Drabble, and A. S. Byatt available in Hardcover
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- Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
The Grimm brothers’ fairy tales have long fascinated readers with their violence and frank sexuality. Three of Britain’s most important novelists, Iris Murdoch, Margaret Drabble, and A. S. Byatt, have shared this fascination. Their fiction explores the darker themes of fairy tales – bestiality, cannibalism, and incest – and finds within them reasons to be optimistic about our fractured modern world.
About the Author
The Author: Lisa M. Fiander is Lecturer in English at the University of Alberta, where she received her Ph.D. in contemporary British fiction. Her work on fairy tales has appeared in the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, and she has presented papers on the topic at conferences around the globe.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Parenthood and Cannibalism||23|
|Chapter 2||Cinderella Stories||39|
|Chapter 3||Bad Love and Beast Tales||63|
|Chapter 4||The Sleeping Beloved in Iris Murdoch's Novels||87|
|Chapter 5||Community and the Beast||107|
|Chapter 6||Waking Up||129|