Branching II

The other bit of bifurcation I might explore is to be found in the divisions between folktale sources (and descendants) versus more original writing. There is a very different wood, for example, in most tellings of Goldilocks [Here’s one and here’s another, and here’s wikipedia. There are lots of versions on line, and some of them quite clumsy!] than in something like Ernest and Celestine’s picnic.  Might this serve me as a way to narrow the field of literature I look at? If we say that the folklore-rooted texts bring with them the dangerous, ancient wood that I have begun to explore before, might it make the ‘original’ literature a narrower and more manageable field?
I’ll have to think about this. Even as I write I think I can see pitfalls.

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