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Volume 6, Issue 1 (2010) The Red Issue

Editor's Note (an excerpt)

Like all fairy tales, the story of Little Red gets strength from its multitudes. It is a moving hive, a traveling pack of translations and interpretations too numerous to catalogue. It manages to examine out most salient tropes in binaries, and the equators formed in this contrast are tangential contradictions: The tale is at once innocent and sexual. It mingles the vulnerable with the predatory, and overlaps captivity with freedom. It is both fable and fairy tale, and a horror story to boot: a naive individual walking into a den of trickery. Then comes that eerie, parsed-out realization when our girl comes to terms with what the readers have known all along: things are not as they seem. What a fright, when something categorized as safe becomes compromised and inverted, when the familiar is replaced with the unknown.

Alissa Nutting

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The Red Issue

Editor
Kate Bernheimer
Contributing Editor
Timothy Schaffert, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Managing Editor
Alissa Nutting
Advisory Board
Lydia Millet, Tucson, AZ
Donald Haase, Wayne State University
Maria Tatar, Harvard University
Marina Warner, University of Essex, UK
Jack Zipes, University of Minnesota
Cover Art
"Born" by Kiki Smith
Designer
J. Johnson