Neil Gaiman on the meaning of fairy tales

Continuing the themes of fairy tales and Angela Carter, here’s an excellent interview with Neil Gaiman by Gaby Wood where they discuss his own intertextual adaptations of classic fairy tales (particularly his brilliant ‘Sleeping Beauty’/’Snow White’ mash-up, The Sleeper and the Spindle) and he talks about fairy tale in general, from Grimm to Disney, and Carter’s  influence upon him.

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One Response to Neil Gaiman on the meaning of fairy tales

  1. Lucy Northenra says:

    Thanks. This useful for my ‘Generation Dead’ students…they look at Coraline but elsewhere intertextual readings of fairy tales are very important on the module…..

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