Fircher’s Bird. The Juniper Tree. The six Swans.
November 6, 2020 by Yiyun Li
"My mother, she slew me,
My father, he ate me,
My sister, Marlene,
Gathered my bones,
Tied them in silk, for the juniper tree.
Tweet, tweet, what a fine bird am I."
The Juniper Tree
Is there a more literal and literary tweeter than this boy?
"She set to work gathering all the body parts and put them back where they belonged: heads, torsos, arms, and legs." Fitcher's Bird.
Fairytale at its most hopeful: life and death are only the two sides of a reversible jacket.
The Bremen Town Musicians. The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs. The Children Living in a Time of Famine.
A Fairy Tale about a Boy Who Left Home to Learn about Fear. The Worn-out Dancing Shoes. Snow White and Rose Red.