15 de set de 2009

My favourite Story

hen I was very young, four or five, my favorite story was “Little Red Riding Hood”: I would ask for it over and over again; protest when my mother would skip a detail in her retelling or change a word; and wear my bright red coat and hat with an air of self-possession. My mother and I did not know at the time that we were reenacting the well-known scene of storytelling, both of us predictably and yet with unintentional effects remaking the tale. I do not recall the ending of this fairy tale as told to me then, but the image of the girl has stayed with me and has taken different forms."

Cristina Bachilega in “Postmodern Fairy Tales: Gender and Narrative Strategies”.

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