Contrasts more modern versions of fairy tales with less sanitized early versions. Recounts the darker meaning behind some well-known nursery rhymes. Contends that removing the harshness of original versions is a mistake, because denying the “bitter truth” doesn’t build inner strength.
"The Bittersweet Vine: Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 19
, Article 5.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol19/iss2/5
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