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"Both the oral and the literary forms of the fairy tale are grounded in history: they emanate from specific struggles to humanize bestial and barbaric forces, which have terrorized our minds and communities in concrete ways, threatening to destroy free will and human compassion. The fairy tale sets out to conquer this concrete terror through metaphors."

- Jack Zipes, Spells of Enchantment

The epigraph leading into Jane Yolen’s Briar Rose, a haunting, heartbreaking tale of memory, family, and the Holocaust (using Sleeping Beauty as a metaphor).

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Beauty and the Beast by MirrorCradle

A bit of lovely

angieville:

olivehornby:

Beauty and the Beast by MirrorCradle

A bit of lovely