For centuries fairy tales have been shared between friends, using gentle humor and irony to teach life lessons, and Cashorali's charming tales, contemporized for a sophisticated audience, unite traditional stories with social, psychological, and cultural issues in today's gay community. Characters within them learn to come out and be proud of who they are, love, trust, and help others, confront issues of aging, mortality, and HIV, learn what it means to be a caregiver, grieve, and rejoice in unexpected renewal in their lives. The thirteen stories draw on classic sources including the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Perrault, as well as tales from Irish, Italian, Russian, Scandinavian, Yiddish, Chinese, and Gypsy folklore and legend. They feature fairy tale favorites such as magical dwarves and sprites, talking animals, handsome princes, and powerful but generally misguided kings, as well as a cast of characters new to fairy tales - models and photographers, clothing designers, brawny woodcutters, sugar daddies, bestial tops and subservient bottoms, and many more.
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Los Angeles author and performer Cashorali follows up his Fairy Tales with this collection of 13 fables adapted to speak to contemporary gay men. If the book's premise seems odd (do we really need a "Jack and the Penis"?), Cashorali makes us take a second look. Here are the Princes Charming and Fairy "Godmothers" kept so vigilantly out of the nursery--ready to flesh out, in a "normal" vocabulary, childhood fantasies usually treated as abnormal. Cashorali's tales assume the naturalness of men loving other men, and he treats even the most painful difficulties of gay life with delicacy, tact, humor and empathy. Not everyone will be convinced, however. Like the subjects of an enchanted photographer in "The Beauty in the Mountain of Ice," gay readers may ask, "What's so compassionate about someone finally taking a picture that really looks like me?" But the key word here is "finally," and it can be applied without reservation to Cashorali's sequel collection.
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Descrizione libro Faber & Faber. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0571199267 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0302780
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110571199267