“Brilliant . . . surely one of the most perfectly executed literary gems ever.” Los Angeles Times
978-0-8021-3541-4 • $16.00 • Paperback • Jan. 1998
Robert Coover has been hailed as one of the most
accomplished and versatile writers of our time. His fourteen titles to date
have established him as a powerhouse among America’s postmodernist writers, and
he is the recipient of numerous honors, including the William Faulkner Award,
the Brandeis Citation for Fiction, the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Award, and the Rea Award for the Short Story. With Briar Rose, Coover
casts his own unmistakable style on a classic tale.
Briar Rose, a brilliant recreation of the timeless
Sleeping Beauty story, tells of a prince trapped in the briars; a sleeping
beauty who cannot awaken, dreaming of a succession of kissing princes; and the
old spell-casting fairy who inhabits the princess’s dreams, regaling her with legends
of other sleeping beauties and trying to imagine the nature of human desire.