Sunday, 6 November 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Dioramas of Girlhood: The Faerie Recast


From the Cinderella who won the Prince to the Cinderella who rejects him, the fairy-tale heroine has journeyed long and hard through the rough and tumble of the cultural highway. From simple pliancy to subtle shades of desire and its complex expression, the fairy-tale heroine, and her co-habitant, the Witch, have found new panoramas of being. The postmodern plurality of voices finds an echo in the plurality of narrative possibility.

Few works have so assiduously attempted to locate, situate and debate the fairy tale in the complex milieu of literary genres and cultural production. Sifting through the sands of time--from their classical, yet not apolitical origins-- to their fiercely political post-modern avatars, the book analyses some prominent fairy narratives against the most enduring themes of gender discourse-female identity, portrayal, sexuality, desire, heteronormativity, etc.


BOOK REVIEW: -
In the childhood, i used to read fairy tales and its always been everyone's favorite.
All these tales will remind u of the childhood days.
The illustrations given in the book are amazing.

There are different stories given in the book -
ONCE UPON A TIME…
DIORAMAS OF GIRLHOOD
TWICE UPON A TIME
TRANSGRESSIVE FANTASIES 
AND THEY WILL LIVE EVER AFTER

Tales are probably as old as language itself.Faerie is nothing but a state in
which fairies can exist.
Lack, deprivation, prohibition, and interdiction motivate people to look for signs of fulfillment and emancipation.

Childhood doesn't get better than this. I'll definitely be re-reading this one multiple times. :)
The story was so addictive and captivating that I can’t stop turning the pages and had finished it in one sitting.
I WILL RATE THIS BOOK 4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS.


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