Michel Tremblay takes the reader on a tour of the books that have had a formative influence on the birth and early development of his creative imagination. Included are his readings of and reactions to some of the great classics of world literature. One of the great moments in this personal voyage of literary discovery is Tremblay’s revelatory and prescient account of a summer spent regaling his young friends with his invented alternate endings for the story of Snow White. Here, more than anywhere else, we get a sense of an author emerging from the received magic of his encounters with stories, and discovering his own need to tell them anew, with the fresh, contemporary sensibility of his own time, place, and circumstance. The third volume of “the education of Michel Tremblay.” Translated by Sheila Fischman.