I analyze how Kurahashi Yumiko (1935–2005) reworks the Grimms’ “Snow White” in the fairy-tale collection Otona no tame no zankoku dōwa (Cruel Fairy Tales for Adults). Exploring Kurahashi’s approach to fairy tales and her controversial relation with postmodernism and gender studies, I focus on how “Shirayuki hime” (Snow White) reproduces and deconstructs the models of femininity conveyed by the Grimms’ tale.
Cardi, Luciana. ""A Fool Will Never be Happy": Kurahashi Yumiko’s Retelling of "Snow White"." Marvels & Tales 27.2 (2013). Web. <http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol27/iss2/4>.