Doubling and Multiplying the Self/Story in Catherynne M. Valente’s The Ice Puzzle: Readers, Writers, and the Best of All Girls
I attempt to answer a question asked after I presented a paper at the International Con- ference on the Fantastic in the Arts some years ago: Is there a difference between the doubled self and the multiplied self? Using Kelly Link’s “The Girl Detective,” a revision of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” and Catherynne M. Valente’s online novel The Ice Puzzle, a revision of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” I suggest that the joy taken in the multiplied self in these texts reflects the nontraditional approaches to pub- lishing and their readers that these authors have taken.
Schanoes, Veronica. "Doubling and Multiplying the Self/Story in Catherynne M. Valente’s The Ice Puzzle: Readers, Writers, and the Best of All Girls." Marvels & Tales 29.2 (2015). Web. <https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol29/iss2/2>.