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vanny
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(4/23/07 8:19 pm)


Text advice?
I'm planning to organize my contemporary world literature class in the fall around fairy and folk tales. I'm thinking Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler and Coover's Briar Rose, since I need to include the postmodern novel as well. Any suggestions on non-Western texts I might include? Many thanks for your help! You are all incredible!

Edited by: vanny at: 4/23/07 8:29 pm
moonway
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(4/24/07 12:34 pm)


Re: Text advice?
I don't know about other texts, but might I suggest Calvino's The Baron in the Trees instead of the one you mention? I find On a winter's night etc. too clever to be likeable, while The Baron has a more fairy-tale-like magic.

Kaleigh Way

Edited by: moonway at: 4/24/07 12:54 pm
AliceCEB
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(4/24/07 3:43 pm)


Re: Text advice?
Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories.

vanny
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(4/24/07 11:56 pm)


Re: Text advice?

Thanks so much! I will definitely take a look at the other Calvino; I'm actually using Rushdie's Haroun in a different class right now and will have many of the same students, so I'm looking for other possibilities. I really appreciate your help!

agathajun
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(4/25/07 11:54 am)


an Australian tale?
It's a bit lateral, but what about Murray Bail's Eucalyptus. It's an Australian fairy tale, really delightful. I know it's still Western, technically, but Australian literature tends to be underrepresented, and has post-colonial resonance also.

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