In Once Upon A More Enlightened Time
, Garner tackles many demeaning, culturally biased viewpoints through his retelling of such well-known tales as "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Tortoise and the Hare." He has striven to fashion these bedtime stories into literature that is totally free from bias and purged from the influences of a flawed cultural past in hopes of freeing our social consciousness from these blights.
If he succeeds, no longer will tortoises, hares, talking frogs and other citizens of nature bear the burden of our insecurities. No longer will mer-people suffer because of their unique evolutionary niche. And no longer will capable young womyn sleep their lives away waiting for princes to come rescue them.
- A Politically Correct Alphabet
- Hansel and Gretel
- The Ant and the Grasshopper
- The Princess and the Pea
- The Little Mer-Persun
- The Tortoise and the Hare
- Puss in Boots
- Sleeping Persun of Better-Than-Average Attractiveness
- The City Mouse and the Suburban Mouse
Original title: Once Upon a More Enlightened Time: More Politically Correct Bedtime Stories
Genre: Fairy Tales & Folklore→ Reinterpretations
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor
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