The Retelling Of Myths

I see that Marina Warner has an article in this month’s London Review of Books about a new book by Dubravka Ugrešić: Baba Yaga Laid An Egg. Warner’s article is both a review of the book, and a delving into the background of its form: the retelling of myth.
 
I’ve just finished reading Margo Lanagan’s Tender Morsels, which is an extraordinary and powerful retelling of Snow White and Rose Red. If Ugrešić’s book comes even within spitting distance of that, then it will definitely be worth reading. I’m adding it to my list of books to read before I die.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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