Valiant Little Tailor

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Valiant Little Tailor
The classic Grimms' fairy tale of the valiant little tailor, as you've never read it before

Once upon a time, there lived a valiant little tailor who killed seven flies with one blow--but who is this narrator who has abruptly inserted himself into the story, claiming authorship? He's indignant: the fairy tale, borne carelessly along by the popular imagination, subjected to the transformations of oral tradition, was collected in a lamentable state by the Brothers Grimm, and he intends to restore the tale and its giant-slaying, unicorn-fighting, boar-hunting star to their original magnificence. But the true hero of the story remains to be seen: Is it the tailor, the narrator, or someone else entirely?

In this explosive retelling of the classic tale, √Čric Chevillard enlists the reader in a dizzying game of crack-the-whip, with new directions and delights in every paragraph. At once irreverent and deeply sincere, this book is a mischievous, multifarious celebration of the power of stories and those who tell them.

Publication Date: 
September 27, 2022