Sunday, 29 January 2017


“Tatterhood” (ATU-711) is a reasonably common tale in Norway (and Iceland, apparently; someone really should undertake the translation of Icelandic folktales), but scarce elsewhere. Perrault’s tale “Ricky of the Tuft” has similar premises to “Tatterhood” in that it contrasts clever-though-ugly with stupid-though-beautiful children. The French tale is much more philosophical than the Norwegian one, however. Tatterhood is not concerned about whether it is better to be intelligent or beautiful, nor of the ability of love to transform perception; she has one concern only: to protect and look after her beautiful, nameless sister.

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(Now with a more more screen-friendly format.)

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