Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold

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Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold

Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold

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They have all taken the essence of the original and moulded and shaped it to a contemporary context. They are all very singular stories with the common theme being they are based on folklore retellings so I found this easier to read in parts as the stories are so distinct in styles and topics. Carolyn Larrington, the tales in this collection bring attention not just to great female authors but also to perhaps forgotten gems of British and Irish folklore.

Her novel, Butterfly Fish , and short story collections, Speak Gigantular and Nudibranch , have won and been nominated for multiple awards. These stories in most instances were brought into much more modern day scenarios, and many took on elements of magical realism to tell their stories, whilst others remained grounded in more everyday scenarios.She meets a woman who seems to be the girl from the story, but the re-interpretation process leaves her feeling like she has stolen it. Mahsuda Smith is represented by The Panther’s Tale, which combines an anecdote linked to a Midlands’ aristocratic family’s coat of arms with shapeshifting legends drawn from the author’s Bengali folk heritage. The dark, gothic influenced, traditional folk tales are sourced from all corners of the British Isles, originating from the oral tradition, and fittingly this collection began as podcasts that evolved into these fascinating curated stories by Carolyne Larrington, professor of Medieval English Literature.

A collection of short stories that are retellings of British folklore and mythology selected and introduced by Professor Carolyne Larrington. Daisy Johnson starts Hag off with a story that poses the question at the heart of any retelling: Is it mine to tell?

All of the stories are set in and around the UK, but some carry flavours from their author’s cultural experiences and heritage that enrichen the style and content of the stories, and add layers to these stories of female ‘otherness’.



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