Transformations

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - Poetry - 111 pages
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From Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne Sexton, this collection of poem-stories is a strange, wondrous retelling of Grimms' fairy tales.

Including Snow White, Rumpelstilskin, Rapunzel, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Frog Prince, and Red Riding Hood, these are as wholly personal as Sexton's most intimate poetry. Her raw honesty and wit in the face of psychological pain have touched thousands of readers.
 

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User Review  - wishanem - LibraryThing

I was expecting this collection of poetry inspired by fairy tales to be a little more abstract and to feature less direct retellings of the stories. It wasn't bad, but I didn't really love it either. Read full review

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User Review  - veevoxvoom - LibraryThing

In this collection of poetry, Anne Sexton retells seventeen Grimm fairy tales. I adore fairy tale revisions. I gobble it up as fast as I can. I especially love revisions that are darker and more ... Read full review

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Contents

THE GOLD KEY
1
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
3
THE WHITE SNAKE
11
RUMPELSTILTSKIN
17
THE LITTLE PEASANT
25
GODFATHER DEATH
31
RAPUNZEL
35
IRON HANS
43
ONEEYE TWOEYES THREEEYES
59
THE WONDERFUL MUSICIAN
67
RED RIDING HOOD
73
THE MAIDEN WITHOUT HANDS
81
THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES
87
THE FROG PRINCE
93
HANSEL AND GRETEL
101
BRIAR ROSE SLEEPING BEAUTY
107

CINDERELLA
53

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About the author (2001)

Anne Sexton (1928-1974), the author of ten collections of poems, received the Pulitzer Prize in 1967.

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