In every decade of my life since my 20s, I have been awed, confused, intrigued and inspired by Simone de Beauvoir’s attempt to live with meaning, pleasure and purpose ... God, her family, bourgeois respectability ... In the fairytale The Red Shoes by HansChristian Andersen, the female protagonist wears a beloved pair of red shoes to church ... .
According to the blurb writer on my Penguin Classics copy, HansChristian Andersen was the “first writer to create timeless universal fairytales from his own imagination” ... As with so many of Andersen’s tales, there’s almost nothing to this – a few pages, and even the telling is simple.
The Little Mermaid has finally wrapped filmed, and we have our first official look at leading lady HalleBailey as Ariel. "And just like that...The story of The Little Mermaid, loosely based on HansChristian Andersen's fairytale of the same name, follows a young mermaid who makes a deal with a sea witch to become human, in exchange for her voice ... .