Fairy-Tale Files, published once weekly, feature three variations of a fairy tale chosen by one of Fairy Tale Review’s editors.
These silver hands—death gloves worn by deceased rulers—were among the Incan treasures on display for Brooklyn Museum’s “Gold of the Andes, Treasure of Peru” exhibit.
Currently on tour in Paris and Marseille, “The Girl, The Devil, and the Mill” by Olivier Py preserves the original tale’s motifs of violence, abuse, initiation, and resilience.
In Shelley Jackson’s story “The Swan Brothers,” the woman with silver hands visits the princess and explains: “No, my father cut them off with an axe.”
This edition of Fairy-Tale Files is brought to you by Fairy Tale Review Managing Editor Laura Miller.