Some Day Your Witch Will Come
a new book by Kay Stone, folklorist and author of The Golden Woman: Dreaming as Art and Burning Brightly: New Light on Old Tales Told Today
Available June 2008
In this enjoyable volume, Kay Stone has selected writings from her scholarly articles and books spanning 1975–2004 that contain reflections on the value of fairy tales as adult literature. The title Some Day Your Witch Will Come twists a Walt Disney lyric to challenge the typical fairy-tale framework and is a nod to Stone’s innovative and sometimes unconventional perspective. As a whole, this collection is a fascinating look at both the evolution of a career and the recent history of fairy-tale scholarship.
“Kay Stone is a scholar who has taken a heroine’s journey through the kingdom of traditional folkloristics. She has absorbed its rigorous understandings of wonder tales and their social contexts, but also felt the call of a more personal, subjective, creative voice. She is thus an important mediator between these oft-divergent worlds.”
– Joseph Sobol, Director of the graduate program in storytelling at East Tennessee State University
Published by Wayne State University Press
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