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Veronica Schanoes

Autor(a) de Burning Girls

8+ Works 326 Membros 17 Reviews

Obras de Veronica Schanoes

Burning Girls (2013) 138 cópias
Among the Thorns (2014) 40 cópias
Rats 2 cópias
Lily Glass 1 exemplar(es)
Phosphorus 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Interfictions: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing (2007) — Contribuinte — 226 cópias
Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold (2016) — Contribuinte — 226 cópias
The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet (2007) — Contribuinte — 224 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu (2016) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
Some of the Best from 2014 Edition (2015) — Contribuinte — 154 cópias
The Doll Collection (2015) — Contribuinte — 130 cópias
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Short Fiction (2018) — Contribuinte — 128 cópias
Some of the Best from 2013 Edition (2013) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature (2012) — Contribuinte — 112 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014 Edition (2014) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Some of the Best from 2015 Edition (2016) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 26 (2011) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Jabberwocky (2006) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Some of the Best from 15th Anniversary Edition (2023) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 13 (2003) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Jabberwocky 2 (2005) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 18 — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Cabinet des Fées 3 (2010) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Dreams for a Broken World (2022) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Reactor Magazine Short Fiction: Mar/Apr 2024 — Contribuinte — 3 cópias


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New York City, New York, USA
Pequena biografia
Veronica Schanoes is Assistant Professor in the department of English at Queens College—CUNY. Her fiction has appeared in Queen Victoria's Book of Spells, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and Strange Horizons. She lives in New York City.



Andy5185 | outras 5 resenhas | Jul 9, 2023 |
I ended up taking a break from this book for quite a while, mostly because the stories were all hitting the same note for me. There was nothing particularly wrong with them, and the writing is lovely (if a little, er, academic and detached), but they were all striking the same tone, with similar messages and turns that, after a while, began to feel repetitive. Some few also felt overly academic/forced, as if they were trying too hard to do something different or take an experimental approach, and those put me off enough that they brought down the collection as a whole.

There were a few stand-outs here--"Ballroom Blitz", "Among the Thorns", and the title story "Burning Girls" did all strike similar notes/tones for me, like the others, but they stood out for me as carrying a bit more emotional impact and transcending their messages/reflections from source material. I also enjoyed "How to Bring Someone Back from the Dead", despite it being more experimental, as it was clearer and more focused in form, and didn't feel as if it was trying too hard to be different (trying too hard to get its message across, though, perhaps...).

I'm honestly not sure I'd try more of Schanoes' work. They felt like fiction written by an academic who understands fiction and can write it with a lovely hand, but whose focus is so much on message and what 'work' she sees the stories doing that the stories themselves don't have enough life or breathing room. Many of them were tough to get through simply because they felt weighted with message and history more so than story, and I couldn't quite enjoy them.
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whitewavedarling | outras 5 resenhas | Jan 11, 2023 |
An immigrant story of Jewish magic and witches? This was such an interesting combination of things, I don't fully understand the ending, but it seemed generally to be a blended story of emigration and fairy tale re-telling. I liked the way it showed how magic was done, and how to fake it when you're not sure.
Pepperwings | outras 5 resenhas | Nov 21, 2022 |
Average Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️.8

I knew nothing about the author or this collection itself when I requested an arc of this book. All I saw was that stunning cover and title, and I knew I wanted to read it. And it didn’t disappoint. While there were a couple of misses, this is a beautifully written collection of stories about women - resilient women who have to find the strength within themselves to overcome very harsh circumstances - they might not always succeed but they never give up. The writing itself has a very fairytale-esque feel to it and it made the whole experience quite magical but also horrific at times. Definitely worth a read if you enjoy short stories with feminist fairytale themes and lots of Jewish religious and cultural elements.

Among the Thorns

Featuring a mother goddess and young girl full of grief, this is a story about antisemitic violence across centuries, how it has affected so many families, and what might happen if someone decides to take revenge. This is also the tale of a mother's love and her abundant capacity for compassion, even in dire circumstances.


How to Bring Someone Back from the Dead

This was too short for me to form a concrete opinion about it. But its about what lengths you will go to for the one you love and while its an interesting theme, the story didn't live up to it.


Alice: A Fantasia

This seems like some kind of a retelling of Alice in Wonderland, but the second half was very confusing after a fascinating first half.



Set against the backdrop of unskilled workers strikes for better wages and working conditions during 19th century London, this is a poignant tale of resilient women doing everything they can to survive their brutal circumstances and unimaginable suffering.


Ballroom Blitz

CW: gore, depression, self harm

Another story where I might not have completely understood the point, but the depiction of rage, despair, helplessness and depression through the writing was very on point.



This was quite frankly very weird because I am terrified of snakes and this story was full of very vivid descriptions of snakes as well as other creatures.


Emma Goldman Takes Tea with the Baba Yaga

An excellent mix of history, politics and fairytale - this is a story about the promise of revolution; particularly the Bolshevik revolution; but how ultimately it turned on its own principles and its people, becoming a dictatorship that oppressed everyone. Despite the hopeless tone of the story, it’s also a call to remember that revolutions may not be kind, but the present regimes are equally cruel.



CW: body horror, self harm, drug use, mental health issues

This was a difficult read and the story was very bleak, but it’s also about the futility of self harm and how so many young teenagers across the world are dealing with drug abuse and mental health issues, and how they need more support instead of recriminations.


Lost in the Supermarket

CW: animal mutilation

Ironically, I was also lost in this story and not in a good way. It was interesting to read but I just couldn’t figure out what it was meant to signify. Or atleast the bit that clicked for me was about how our supermarket aisles are filled with varieties of every item and some of us find it hard to even choose, but there are so many others who still go hungry. Vividly written but probably it just wasn’t for me. The numerous pop culture references (which I had no clue about) didnt help either.



This was another weird story but I have to give it to the author, the descriptions here were very impressive and amusingly grotesque. And I think I understood the idea of losing ourselves so much in our ambition to achieve something, that we forget why we started out in the first place and that’s why it’s important to keep our feet on the ground always.


Lily Glass

The story of two young women trying to find their identity and come into their own, this was beautiful, emotional and bittersweer.


The Revenant

CW: child abuse

This was another difficult read and the author truly captures the loneliness and troubles of a young girl who just needs someone to listen to her but life isn’t fair. The author explores trauma in a speculative manner and I thought it was very well written.


Burning Girls

The author ends this collection with another story that sets off against the backdrop of antisemitic violence, which forces two young sisters to move to the New World, and fight both human and supernatural demons in their struggle for survival. It is exquisitely written, full of emotion and wonder and pain and I can’t think of a better conclusion or titular story.

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ksahitya1987 | outras 5 resenhas | Aug 20, 2021 |



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