Is there a difference between the doubled self and the multiplied self? Using Kelly Link’s “The Girl Detective,” a revision of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” and Catherynne M. Valente’s online novel The Ice Puzzle, a revision of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” I suggest that the joy taken in the multiplied self in these texts reflects the nontraditional approaches to publishing and their readers that these authors have taken.
Schanoes, Veronica. "Doubling and Multiplying the Self/Story in Catherynne M. Valenti's The Ice Puzzle: Readers, Writers, and the Best of All Girls." Marvels & Tales, vol. 29, no. 2, 2015, pp. 195-208. Reprinted in CUNY Academic Works