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The djinn in the nightingale's eye :five fairy stories

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British literary Grande Dame A. S. Byatt has been aptly described a "postmodern Victorian." Her two most celebrated works, Angels and Insects and her Booker Prize-winning masterpiece, Possession, each explore the collision of our rigorous late twentieth century intellect with the florid nineteenth century imagination. A variation on this theme, The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye brings a contemporary sensibility to that Victorian preoccupation, the fairy tale. In typical style, Byatt is respectful of the genre she employs; the five pieces in this collection are full of magical keys, dragons, forest hermits, and kings with three daughters. And yet in her hands, their stories are as original as they are familiar. Byatt's little tailor does, of course, awaken the sleeping princess, but she remixes the classic formula and extends the metaphor in unexpected ways. Witty, lush, highly imaginative, and eerily powerful, The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye belongs on the shelf next to Lewis Carroll, Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, and C. S. Lewis. Farley, Powells.com

Table of Contents

The glass coffin — Gode's story — The story of the eldest princess — Dragons' breath — The djinn in the nightingale's eye.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679420088
Subtitle:
(five fairy stories )
Author:
Byatt, A S
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
England
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
Fairy tales -- England.
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Series Volume:
104-668
Publication Date:
1997?
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
ix, 274 p.
Dimensions:
7.19x5.15x.98 in. .73 lbs.

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