Strung with contour lines: imagining impossible tales

Alice Curry

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In an old fairy tale from the Uttar Pradesh region of India, the Rajah proclaims that his daughter will marry the man who can weave a rope of ash. In a fairy tale from Cameroon in West Africa, the king commands his daughter to marry the man or beast who can sew a crown of smoke.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationGriffith Review
PublisherGriffith University
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Fairy tales--Psychological aspects
  • Cities and towns--Philosophy
  • Australian fiction


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