Fairy Tales & Fables Do modern fairy tales exist?
Just as the title asks, do you believe that there are any modern fairy tales? Or are we stuck in a constant re-telling of the classics?
And for the third and final questions: how would you distinguish between a fairy tale and just a story?
I would argue that if we do have modern fairy tales, they are the ones about Tom Sawyer, the stories of Frances Hodgson Burnett [A Little Princess, The Secret Garden], etc. But again, it is more of a judgment call on considering the above fairy-tales or stories whereas history has taken away that ambiguity regarding Cinderella, Snow White, and the Little Match Girl.
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