<b>Curiouser & Curiouser</b>: Translating Mythic Tale into Contemporary Expression: Robin McKinley's <i>Spindle's End</i>

  • Evelyn Perry Framingham State College


McKinley's Spindle's End demonstrates her increasing mastery over the art of retellings. Within the text, McKinley describes the literary and mythic function of fairy tales by referring to popular fairy tales as well as contemporary critical readings of those tales.

Author Biography

Evelyn Perry, Framingham State College
David Beagley is Lecturer in Children's Literature and Literacy at La Trobe University's Bendigo campus, Victoria, Australia, where he teaches units in Genres, History, Australian and Post-colonial children's literature. He has previously taught in secondary schools, and has been a school and university librarian.