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Bernheimer, Kate

Overview
Works: 52 works in 168 publications in 6 languages and 9,332 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  History  Fairy tales  Historical fiction  Fantasy fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3602.E76, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kate Bernheimer
The complete tales of Lucy Gold by Kate Bernheimer( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a child, Lucy dreams of talking fairies and lives contentedly in the wooded suburbs of Boston; she grows up to be a successful animator of fairy-tale films. Or does she? She claims at moments to be a witch in the woods. Like her sisters, who appeared in Bernheimer & rsquo;s first two novels (The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold and The Complete Tales of Merry Gold), Lucy has a secret, but she is unable to fasten onto anything but brightness. Novelist Donna Tartt writes, & ldquo;Lucy & rsquo;s particular brand of optimism, blind to its own shadow, is very American & mdash;she is innocence holding it
The green issue( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy Tale Review is an annual journal devoted to fairy tales, contemporary and historical. Each issue contains poetry, fiction, and essays that either address the abiding influence of fairy tales or are themselves contemporary fairy tales in prose or verse. It is, according to editor Kate Bernheimer, ""a venue for all writers working with the aesthetics and motifs of fairy tales."" Contributors to Fairy Tale Review: The Green Issue include: Brian Baldi, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Jedediah Berry, Paula Bohince, Wendy Brenner, Ayse Papatya Bucak, Rikki Ducornet, Johannes Goransson, Ann Jaderlund, D
The lonely book by Kate Bernheimer( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once popular, an increasingly shabby library book grows lonely until a young girl rediscovers it. When it becomes lost, both the book and the girl wonder whether they will have a happy ending
The girl in the castle inside the museum by Kate Bernheimer( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children come to visit a little girl who lives all alone inside a castle that is housed inside of a museum
The girl who wouldn't brush her hair by Kate Bernheimer( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl refuses to brush her hair, but when a team of mice takes up residence in her tangled locks, she faces a tough decision--to brush or not to brush
Mirror, mirror on the wall : women writers explore their favorite fairy tales by Kate Bernheimer( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For some of the writers, fairy tales were their first formative experience of literature, and several turned to fairy tales in creating their own fiction as adults. Others rebelled utterly at the cultural stereotypes and the roles assigned to women in these tales, and in their essays explore the impact such fairy tales have had on our mores and thinking
My mother she killed me, my father he ate me : forty new fairy tales by Gregory Maguire( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The founder of the literary journal "Fairy Tale Review" collects stories inspired by classic fairy tales and written by such authors as Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, Francine Prose, Kevin Brockmeier, and Shelley Jackson
Xo Orpheus : fifty new myths by Kate Bernheimer( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fifty leading writers retell myths from around the world in this dazzling follow-up to the bestselling My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me. Icarus flies once more. Aztec jaguar gods again stalk the earth. An American soldier designs a new kind of Trojan horse--his cremains in a bullet. Here, in compelling guise, are your favorite mythological figures--Narcissus and Echo, Orpheus and Eurydice, Pygmalion and Galatea, even Argos, Odysseus's faithful dog--alongside characters from Indian, Punjabi, Inuit, and other traditions. Featuring talkative goats, a cat lady, a bird woman, a beer-drinking ogre, and a squid who falls in love with the sun, these are stories of boundless wonder and invention. If "xo" signals a goodbye, then xo Orpheus is a goodbye to an old way of mythmaking, a book that boldly heralds a new beginning for one of the world's oldest literary traditions"--
Horse, flower, bird : stories by Kate Bernheimer( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Kate Bernheimer's familiar and spare--yet wondrous--world, an exotic dancer builds her own cage, a wife tends a secret basement menagerie, a fishmonger's daughter befriends a tulip bulb, and sisters explore cycles of love and violence by reenacting scenes from Star Wars. Enthralling, subtle, and poetic, this collection takes readers back to the age-old pleasures of classic fairy tales and makes them new--Cover
The complete tales of Ketzia Gold : a novel by Kate Bernheimer( Book )

9 editions published between 1753 and 2014 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold is a lavishly poetic novel that recounts through folklore and fairy stories the visionary obsessions of a passionate young woman. The narrative moves freely through time and space, uniting Ketzia Gold's early childhood with her sexual awakenings, creating a dreamscape of haunting vividness. Young Ketzia inhabits a storybook world of hallucinatory comedy and terror, surrounded by predatory adults, talking magnolias, and troll-like siblings. Her childhood romance with talented, brilliant Adam Brown flowers briefly into a marriage of tenderness and erotic fervor, but Ketzia cannot escape her own intelligence, and soon finds herself compelled toward intoxicating self-destruction. Bernheimer draws upon the motifs of traditional German, Russian and Yiddish folklore to shape Ketzia's bewildering adventures. This meeting of nursery rhyme and nightmare transforms everyday objects as childhood photos, wine bottles and metal trinkets take on a life of their own, eluding Ketzia's frightened grasp. Marked by a logical illogic and disarmingly sane madness, this haunting and innovative fable creates an emotional landscape that's as impossible to escape as it is for young Ketzia to inhabit. With an obsessive lyricism recalling the poetic fictions of Carol Maso, Kate Bernheimer interweaves hypnotic imagery and everyday life, moving back and forth through time, piecing together the fragments of memory and imagination. The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold embroiders a visionary realism in the manner of Doris Lessing and Clarice Lispector, making Bernheimer's story a rich tapestry, patterned after childhood longings and the luxuriant complexity of womanhood."--BOOK JACKET
Brothers & beasts : an anthology of men on fairy tales by Kate Bernheimer( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the availability of several eloquent gender studies of fairy tales, a popular reference on men and fairy tales has so far been nonexistent. Brothers and Beasts offers a new perspective by allowing twenty-three male writers the chance to explore their artistic and emotional relationship to their favorite fairy-tale stories. In their personal essays, the contributors who include genre, literary, mainstream, and visual media writers offer new insight into men s reception of fairy tales. Brothers and Beasts, the follow-up to Kate Bernheimer's influential Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales, offers new avenues for research in fairy-tale studies
Fairy tales reimagined : essays on new retellings by Susan Redington Bobby( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a critical examination of the writers of the late 20th-early 21st centuries whose re-inventions of the literary fairy tale mirror the social, political, and cultural climate of the age. The sixteen essays apply a variety of theoretical perspectives, including postmodernism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, structuralism, queer theory and gender studies"--
Fairy tale review : the aquamarine issue by Kate Bernheimer( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales : Stories by Kate Bernheimer( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the author's fairy tales that are all a mixture of nonsense, violence, and elegance, including "The Old Dinosaur," "How a Mother Weaned her Girl from Fairy Tales," and "Babes in the Woods."
The complete tales of Merry Gold by Kate Bernheimer( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Office at night : a novella by Kate Bernheimer( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of Marge Quinn, stenographer, and Abraham Chelikowsky, sometimes painter, are improvised from Edward Hopper's iconic "Office at Night."
Fairy tale review by Kate Bernheimer( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that either addresses the abiding influence of fairy tales on contemporary literature and culture or are themselves contemporary fairy tales in prose or verse
Fairy Tale Review : the Translucent Issue #13 by Kate Bernheimer( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy Tale Review The Violet Issue( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trouble with Being Born is a stark meditation on memory and the struggle?both necessary and impossible?to remember
Fairy Tale Review The Blue Issue( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The lonely book
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The lonely bookThe girl in the castle inside the museumMirror, mirror on the wall : women writers explore their favorite fairy talesMy mother she killed me, my father he ate me : forty new fairy talesHorse, flower, bird : storiesThe complete tales of Ketzia Gold : a novelBrothers & beasts : an anthology of men on fairy talesFairy tales reimagined : essays on new retellings
Alternative Names
Kate Bernheimer American writer

Kate Bernheimer escriptora estatunidenca

Kate Bernheimer escritora estadounidense

Kate Bernheimer escritora estauxunidense

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