The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature, Vol 7, No 1 (2003)

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Curiouser & Curiouser: Translating Mythic Tale into Contemporary Expression: Robin McKinley's Spindle's End

Evelyn Perry

Abstract


McKinley's Spindle's End demonstrates her increasing mastery over the art of retellings. Within the text, McKinley describes the literary and mythic function of fairy tales by referring to popular fairy tales as well as contemporary critical readings of those tales.

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680