ART AND LITERATURE THROUGH THE MOUTH OF THE FAIRY TALE
(Reaktion Books, 2017)
“Forget whatever you previously associated with “fairy tales,” and enter Carol Mavor’s kaleidoscopic universe of art and literature. Everyone from Ralph Eugene Meatyard to Kiki Smith to Frank Baum to Emmett Till to Francesca Woodman to Langston Hughes is here, and so many more, held together by Mavor’s casually erudite, finely spun web. Aurelia is as strange, enigmatic, and full of magic as its subjects.”
“On falling asleep”
Read an extract from Aurelia, presented by the London Review of Books Bookshop blog.
Book of the week: Aurelia is book of the week for the ‘photo-eye’ blog (Santa Fe, New Mexico).
Read the review of Aurelia by Laura M. André and experience the book tease.
“What is black & white & red all over?
Answer: the photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard’”
Read an introduction to Aurelia written especially for the journal Hotel, plus an excerpt from the book.
Listen to the talk, “On Fairy Tales: Carol Mavor and Marina Warner” given by Carol Mavor at the London Review Bookshop on 24 July 2017.