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From: Adam Stephanides <adamsteph@earthlink.net>
Subject: (urth) Mopsa the Fairy
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 11:27:41 

An anthology recently appeared edited by Martin H. Greenberg entitled
"My Favorite Fantasy Story" (published by Daw) in which a selection of
prominent fantasy authors were each asked to "pick the one fantasy story
that spoke to them, touched them, made them reexamine the genre in a new
light."  Wolfe was one of the authors included, and his choice was
"Mopsa the Fairy," a nineteenth-century children's story--really a short
novel--by Jean Ingelow.  Among the things that Wolfe says about the
story in his brief introduction is that "Ingelow dared answer a question
that no other such writer has even dared ask: If there really were a
fairy princess, what would she be like?"

So we Wolfeans have another text to mine for possible allusions by
Wolfe.   I confess that after a first reading, no examples of influence
sprang to mind, though there are thematic similarities with THERE ARE


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