“Some scholars consider The Wizard of Oz series to be “the first American fairy tale”—I don’t think along those lines – looking for originating definitive versions; that’s a gesture that weirdly obliterates a more expansive sense of history.”
“[The fairy way is] domestic horror. It’s the miniature made grotesque. I mean, David Lynch writes fairy tales. I do think that horror, Gothic, children’s books, Noir and the Noir novel, detective novel, Romance novel, avant-garde literature, language poetry—film from Dogme scripts to Wes Andersen to Quentin Tarantino—all of these forms find their techniques in fairy tales.”
“Fairy tales are like a whole constellation in space, they are a space.”
Read the full interview on Something to Read for the Train, here.