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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.


Originally published as: 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.

Copyright 2015 by Wayne State University Press



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