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A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects (Anglais) Relié – 23 mai 2008


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A GUIDE TO FOLKTALES IN FRAGILE DIALECTS by award-winning author and poet Catherynne M. Valente is a delightful collection of poetry, short fables, and fairy tales that explore myth and wonder, ancient and modern, with an introduction by Midori Snyder. "Structured around a series of folktale motifs, Valente's eloquent second full-length poetry collection dissects the perceived roles of women in Earth's and otherworldly fable and myth.... enlightening and enthralling." -- Publishers Weekly "Catherynne Valente writes in the language of dreams, which is not rational and yet always makes sense. I could read the poems in this book a hundred times and find new meanings, new pleasures in them. It is an astonishingly beautiful and deeply satisfying accomplishment ... A brilliant, beautiful book." -- Theodora Goss "A tale of two grandmothers, one mythical, one real, that will gently, inexorably break your heart. A story of a god's petty curse reimagined as a sensual, sexual postmodern nightmare. A sinister conspiracy of black magic and murder hatched in the land of Lewis Carroll. Those are just tiny morsels in the decadent poetic feast found in "A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects" -- Catherynne Valente doesn't so much retell legends and fairy tales as twist and sculpt them into new shapes, stunning "objets d'art" built from exhilarating language that never flinch from painful truths." -- Mike Allen, three-time Rhysling Award winner "Her poems enchant, enthrall and devastate, and this collection takes the astonishing skill she showed in "Apocrypha" and distills it, deepens it, sharpens it into a tool to carve stories out of language. If Sappho had written Ovid's"Metamorphoses," she could not have done better than this." -- SF Site Born in the Pacific Northwest in 1979, Catherynne M. Valente is the author of the "Orphan's Tales" series, as well as "The Labyrinth, Yume no Hon: The Book of Dreams, The Grass-Cutting Sword," and four books of poetry, "Music of a

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