"The Bloody Chamber is such an important book to me," he says. Watch: if you turn it right it will blow up.' And we all went: 'Oh my gosh, she's right – you can blow things up with these!"Angela Carter, for me, is still the one who said: 'You see these fairy stories, these things that are sitting at the back of the nursery shelves? '" When I ask Gaiman who his favourite fairy tale character is, he says he fell in love with Red Riding Hood when reading Carter.
That such a sophisticated moral might, via Disney, have indefinite reach is something the Grimm brothers would have envied.In Robert Southey's 1837 story, the intruder is an old woman – a vagrant – who is looking for shelter and stumbles upon a house that belongs not to a family of bears, but to cohabiting "bachelor" bears of three different sizes.The old woman's nickname, "Silverhair", became "Goldilocks", and she was transformed over time into a protagonist more similar to the story's intended readers.Also, if you use my contact form to email, make sure you use a real email address so I can respond.Onder je profielnaam ben je herkenbaar voor andere deelnemers.