The Captive Princess

[Rapunzel] "begins with two intense cravings: that of a pregnant woman for a plant that grows in a garden next door, and that of a witch for a girl child..."
-- essay by Alison Lurie on the archetypes running around in the fairy tale at The New York Review of Books

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good review. Also the theme of an adoptive parent not wanting the child to grow up and/or leave them. Hmm! Have several cases of that here....
Smile, Dee Ann