New to Me: Beauty

Fairy tale retellings often feel like a dime a dozen.’  Whether they’re modernized or grounded in the past, gender flipped or boundaries blurred, the heart of the fairy tale must remain.’  Otherwise, the retelling feels cold and disconnected, lacking all the magic of the original story.’  But sometimes, a retelling gives the fairy tale a new complexity and shading.

Robin McKinley
Published 1978
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