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Glass Mountain, the (1970) [Short Story]
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Based on the story of the same name in Andrew Lang's The Yellow Fairy Book. A man attempts to climb a glass mountain and gain the rewards at the top.
This is an experimental story, with short descriptive sentences arranged in a numbered list. The story is a commentary on both the callous ambition of New Yorkers and on rigidly formulaic literary analysis.

Originally published in City Life. Also appears in The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales

Original title: The Glass Mountain
Original languages: English

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Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreReinterpretations
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsPost-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales, the (1993) [Anthology]
      Authors: L. Frank Baum , Ursula K. Le Guin , Charles Dickens , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Alison Lurie , Edith Nesbit , H. G. Wells , Oscar Wilde , Isaac Bashevis Singer , Bernard Malamud , Tanith Lee , Donald Barthelme , Lord Dunsany , Louise Erdrich , Kenneth Grahame , Robert Louis Stevenson , Howard Pyle , Jane Yolen , T.H. White , John Collier , Angela Carter , James Thurber , Joan Aiken , Catherine Sinclair , George MacDonald , Laurence Housman , Frank R. Stockton , Jay Williams , Walter de la Mare , Sylvia Townsend Warner , Mary de Morgan , Lucy Lane Clifford , John Ruskin , Carl Sandburg , Frances Browne , Juliana Horatia Ewing , Richard Hughes , Naomi Mitchison , Jeanne Desy , Richard Kennedy

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