The New Yorker: “The Frog Prince” by Robert Coover

CV1_TNY_01_27_14DeSeve.inddJanuary 27, 2014: “The Frog Prince” by Robert Coover

According to the Q&A with Robert Coover, this is a “reimagined fairy tale.” Well, yes. But beyond that, the magazine stretches to ask Coover questions that shed light on this story. The girl turns the frog into a prince by kissing him, she gets high by licking him (in his special froggy places), they have sex (his semen tastes “muddy”), and he eventually gets tired of the whole thing because, as it turns out, he wasn’t a prince originally—he was just a frog.

That’s all I’ve got.

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  1. Gerstang’s reading of the Coover story is beyond obtuse. Why such an ignoramus would take up this work is baffling.

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