Why Fairy Tales Are For Adults Again
This is SUCH an excellent interview!
Krista Tibbett of American Public Media talks with Maria Tatar, an expert on classic fairy tales. Ms. Tatar tells us why these stories have survived and continue to enchant us. She also discusses how they help us cope with things like fear, doubt, and hope — “they are carriers of the plots we endlessly rework as we reweave the narratives of our lives.”
Maria Tatar is the John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, where she also chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology. Her books include Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood and The Annotated Brothers Grimm.