Myths and Fairy Tales in Contemporary Women’s Fiction

, S. R. W. Myths and Fairy Tales in Contemporary Women’S Fiction. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Although the writers represent several different nationalities and racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, they employ a type of postcolonial literature that urges readers and societies beyond colonization. Wilson argues that the use of myths and fairy tales generally convey characters’ transformation from alienation and symbolic amputation to greater consciousness, community, and wholeness, and it is in and through story that characters construct a hybrid way of establishing themselves in the larger world.

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