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The Resource Aurelia : art and literature through the mouth of the fairy tale, Carol Mavor

Aurelia : art and literature through the mouth of the fairy tale, Carol Mavor

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Aurelia : art and literature through the mouth of the fairy tale
Title
Aurelia
Title remainder
art and literature through the mouth of the fairy tale
Statement of responsibility
Carol Mavor
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the eighteenth century the members of London's Society of Aurelians were butterfly collectors. The term 'Aurelian' relates to the chrysalis, and the golden colour it can display before the butterfly emerges. As a twenty-first-century Aurelian, Carol Mavor collects fairy tales old and new and awakens them out of their chrysalises: like slumbering Snow Whites in caskets of gold and glass, or Briar Roses in tangles of branches and thorns. In Aurelia, Mavor takes special interest in the fairy tale's gastronomy, including Alice's Wonderland cake marked 'eat me', the sugar of the witch's house in 'Hansel and Gretel' and the more disturbing ingestions of cannibalism, as in the Brothers Grimm's 'The Juniper Tree', where a murdered boy sings through the mouth of a bird: 'My mother she killed me. My father he ate me.' Moving beyond this, Mavor discovers the fairy-tale realm in more surprising places: the tragic candy-land poetry of the 1950s 'genius' child-poet Minou Drouet; the subterranean world of enchantment in the cave paintings of Lascaux; the brown fairies of African American poet Langston Hughes; and Miwa Yanagi's black-and-white, bloody photograph of the Grandmother and Little Red Riding Hood holding one another in the cut-open belly of the wolf, as an allegory of the victims of Hiroshima. Through the lens of the fairy tale Mavor reads the world of literature and art as both magical and political.--Publisher
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1957-
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Mavor, Carol
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • Fairy tales in literature
  • Fairy tales in art
  • Folklore in literature
  • Folklore in art
  • Folklore in popular culture
Label
Aurelia : art and literature through the mouth of the fairy tale, Carol Mavor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-305)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : I am an Aurelian -- Eating gold -- An Alicious appetite : Alice's adventures in Wonderland and Through the looking-glass -- A raindrop unfallen : innocence and Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's Paul and Virginia -- Poto and Cabengo -- Speaking in glass -- Coral castles -- Marvellous middleness, in seven parts -- De-windowing : Bernard Faucon's Land of boys -- Tragic candyland : Minou Drouet -- What is black and white and red all over? Answer : the photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard -- Dreaming brown with Langston Hughes
Control code
035709397
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781780237176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), portraits
Label
Aurelia : art and literature through the mouth of the fairy tale, Carol Mavor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-305)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : I am an Aurelian -- Eating gold -- An Alicious appetite : Alice's adventures in Wonderland and Through the looking-glass -- A raindrop unfallen : innocence and Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's Paul and Virginia -- Poto and Cabengo -- Speaking in glass -- Coral castles -- Marvellous middleness, in seven parts -- De-windowing : Bernard Faucon's Land of boys -- Tragic candyland : Minou Drouet -- What is black and white and red all over? Answer : the photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard -- Dreaming brown with Langston Hughes
Control code
035709397
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781780237176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), portraits

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