"The Grammarian's Five Daughters"

Title"The Grammarian's Five Daughters"
Year for Search1999
AuthorsArnason, Eleanor [Atwood](b. 1942)
Secondary TitleRealms of Fantasy
Volume / Edition 5.5
Pagination38-41, 65
Date PublishedJune 1999
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Eutopian fantasy in which a poor grammarian gives each daughter a sack of words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions respectively), and they go off and find a country without those words. Releasing the words transforms each country for the better. Ultimately all five countries are united.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in her Ordinary People: A Collection (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct Press, 2005), 6-20.

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Author Note

Female author (b. 1942).

Full Text

1999 Arnason, Eleanor [Atwood] (b. 1942). “The Grammarian’s Five Daughters.” Realms of Fantasy 5.5 (June 1999): 38-41, 65. Rpt. in her Ordinary People: A Collection (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct Press, 2005), 6-20; and in Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology. Ed. Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer (Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2015), 41-49. PSt

Eutopian fantasy in which a poor grammarian gives each daughter a sack of words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions respectively), and they go off and find a country without those words. Releasing the words transforms each country for the better. Ultimately all five countries are united. Female author.