Kate Bernheimer On Fairy Tale and Form (Part 2): Intuitive Logic & Normalized Magic


The fairy tale world continues to swirl around me. The water nixie is laughing. The pot of porridge is dancing on its head.

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In this 2-part post, I’m talking about Kate Bernheimer’s 4 elements of fairy tale form and applying them to two fairy tales: The Water Nixie and The Sweet Porridge.  

To read this post, go to my new blog site, Fairy Tale Fantastica: http://fairytalefantastica.com/2016/02/11/kate-bernheimer-on-fairy-tale-form-part-2-intuitive-logic-normalized-magic/

(Image courtesy of taoty / FreeDigitalPhotos.net) 

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Kate Bernheimer On Fairy Tale and Form (Part 1): Flatness & Abstraction


There’s a wicked witch outside my window watching me type and I suddenly realise that my imagination has taken me away, and now, I’m inside a fairy tale.

But what does being “inside” a fairy tale look like? What’s its form? What logic does it use? And how does it all work, exactly?

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This post can now be found at my new blog site, Fairy Tale Fantastica: http://fairytalefantastica.com/2016/02/03/kate-bernheimer-on-fairy-tale-form-flatness-abstraction/