Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales

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Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349008213

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Once upon a time fairy tales weren't meant just for children, and neither is Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales. This stunning collection contains lyrical tales, bloody tales and hilariously funny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all around the world- from the Arctic to Asia - and no dippy princesses or soppy fairies. Instead, we have pretty maids and old crones; crafty women and bad girls; enchantresses and midwives; rascal aunts and odd sisters. This fabulous celebration of strong minds, low cunning, black arts and dirty tricks could only have been collected by the unique and much-missed Angela Carter. Illustrated throughout with original woodcuts.

Angela Carter and the Fairy Tale

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Author: Danielle Marie Roemer,Cristina Bacchilega

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814329054

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

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A diverse collection of essays, artwork, interviews, and fiction on Angela Carter.

The World of Angela Carter

A Critical Investigation

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Author: Dani Cavallaro

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786487232

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Angela Carter, a prolific author who worked in numerous genres, remains one of the most important British writers of the last century. She was particularly renowned for her investigation of cultural mythologies, which shape our lives but which we often leave unexamined. This text explores a selection of Carter’s novels and short stories, supplemented with her perspectives on politics, society and aesthetics, and her attempts to redefine popular genres such as the fairy tale. This critical work is a strong addition to the scholarship on this important but often overlooked writer.

The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

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Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780141189956

Category: Fairy tales

Page: 78

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In eighteenth century France, Charles Perrault rescued from the oral tradition fairy tales that are known and loved even today by virtually all children in the West. Angela Carter came across Perrault's work and set out to adapt the stories for modern readers of English. In breathing new life into these classic fables, she produced versions that live on as classics in their own right, marked as much by her signature wit, irony, and subversiveness as they are by the qualities that have made them universally appealing for centuries.

Bluebeard

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Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141195886

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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Angela Carter's playful and subversive retellings of Charles Perrault's classic fairy tales conjure up a world of resourceful women, black-hearted villains, wily animals and incredible transformations. In these seven stories, bristling with frank, earthy humour and gothic imagination, nothing is as it seems.

Mädchenmorde

Roman

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Author: Alison Littlewood

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838758870

Category: Fiction

Page: 367

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Ihre Leichen werden in Waldstücken aufgefunden: eine vergiftete Abschlussballkönigin mit schwarzem Haar, ein Mädchen in rotem Cape mit aufgerissenem Bauch. Die Polizistin Cate Corbin vermutet, dass der Mörder nach Märchenmotiven tötet. Doch nach welchen Kriterien wählt er seine Opfer aus? Cate wendet sich an Alice Hyland, eine Expertin für Volksmärchen und Sagen, die abgeschieden im Wald lebt. Ihr Wissen um die Motive des Täters lässt Cate bald einen schrecklichen Verdacht schöpfen ...

Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale

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Author: Stephen Benson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814335829

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Considers the profound influence of fairy tales on contemporary fiction, including the work of Margaret Atwood, A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Robert Coover, Salman Rushdie, and Jeanette Winterson.

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Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Angela Carter and Surrealism

'A Feminist Libertarian Aesthetic'

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Author: Anna Watz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113496854X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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In 1972, Angela Carter translated Xavière Gauthier’s ground-breaking feminist critique of the surrealist movement, Surréalisme et sexualité (1971). Although the translation was never published, the project at once confirmed and consolidated Carter’s previous interest in surrealism, representation, gender and desire and aided her formulation of a new surrealist-feminist aesthetic. Carter’s sustained engagement with surrealist aesthetics and politics as well as surrealist scholarship aptly demonstrates what is at stake for feminism at the intersection of avant-garde aesthetics and the representation of women and female desire. Drawing on previously unexplored archival material, such as typescripts, journals, and letters, Anna Watz’s study is the first to trace the full extent to which Carter’s writing was influenced by the surrealist movement and its critical heritage. Watz’s book is an important contribution to scholarship on Angela Carter as well as to contemporary feminist debates on surrealism, and will appeal to scholars across the fields of contemporary British fiction, feminism, and literary and visual surrealism.

Myth and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Fiction

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Author: Susan Sellers

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1403919208

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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Woman as gorgon, woman as temptress: the classical and biblical mythology which has dominated Western thinking defines women in a variety of patriarchally encoded roles. This study addresses the surprising persistence of mythical influence in contemporary fiction. Opening with the question 'what is myth?', the first section provides a wide-ranging review of mythography. It traces how myths have been perceived and interpreted by such commentators as Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Bruno Bettelheim, Roland Barthes, Jack Zipes and Marina Warner. This leads to an examination of the role that mythic narrative plays in social and self formation, drawing on the literary, feminist and psychoanalytic theories of Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigaray, Helene Cixous and Judith Butler to delineate the ways in which women's mythos can transcend the limitations of logos and give rise to potent new models for individual and cultural regeneration. In this light, Susan Sellers offers challenging new readings of a wide range of contemporary women's fiction, including works by A. S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Anne Rice, Michele Roberts, Emma Tennant and Fay Weldon. Topics explored include fairy tale as erotic fiction, new religious writing, vampires and gender-bending, mythic mothers, genre fiction, the still-persuasive paradigm of feminine beauty, and the radical potential of comedy.

Angela Carter

Writing from the Front Line

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Author: Sarah Gamble

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Providing perceptive readings of all of Angela Carter's work, including her fiction, short stories, and nonfiction, Gamble demonstrates how Carter subverted consensus views of any kind, from the conception of history as an unalterable "master narrative," to conventional social codes regarding propriety and "woman's place," and the artificial distinction between "high" and "low" literature.

The Fiction of Angela Carter

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Author: Sarah Gamble

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781840462678

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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In this Readers' Guide, Sarah Gamble, herself a leading interpreter of Carter's work, examines the critical reception of her writing, including the much-debated non-fiction text, The Sadeian Woman. Drawing on interviews, articles, books, and Carter's own assessments of her role as writer, it focuses on the controversy surrounding Carter's portrayals of sadistic eroticism; her adaptation of the Gothic, science-fiction, and fairy-tale genres; her subversion of gender identity; and the extent to which she was influenced by postmodern theory.

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction

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Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405192445

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1536

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This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)

Reading, Translating, Rewriting

Angela Carter's Translational Poetics

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Author: Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814336353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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In translating Charles Perrault's seventeenth-century Histoires ou contes du temps passé, avec des Moralités into English, Angela Carter worked to modernize the language and message of the tales before rewriting many of them for her own famous collection of fairy tales for adults, The Bloody Chamber, published two years later. In Reading, Translating, Rewriting: Angela Carter's Translational Poetics, author Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère delves into Carter's The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (1977) to illustrate that this translation project had a significant impact on Carter's own writing practice. Hennard combines close analyses of both texts with an attention to Carter's active role in the translation and composition process to explore this previously unstudied aspect of Carter's work. She further uncovers the role of female fairy-tale writers and folktales associated with the Grimms' Kinder- und Hausmärchen in the rewriting process, unlocking new doors to The Bloody Chamber. Hennard begins by considering the editorial evolution of The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault from 1977 to the present day, as Perrault's tales have been rediscovered and repurposed. In the chapters that follow, she examines specific linkages between Carter's Perrault translation and The Bloody Chamber, including targeted analysis of the stories of Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. Hennard demonstrates how, even before The Bloody Chamber, Carter intervened in the fairy-tale debate of the late 1970s by reclaiming Perrault for feminist readers when she discovered that the morals of his worldly tales lent themselves to her own materialist and feminist goals. Hennard argues that The Bloody Chamber can therefore be seen as the continuation of and counterpoint to The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, as it explores the potential of the familiar stories for alternative retellings. While the critical consensus reads into Carter an imperative to subvert classic fairy tales, the book shows that Carter valued in Perrault a practical educator as well as a proto-folklorist and went on to respond to more hidden aspects of his texts in her rewritings.

Heroes and Villains

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Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141192380

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Sharp-eyed Marianne lives in a white tower made of steel and concrete with her father and the other Professors. Outside, where the land is thickly wooded and wild beasts roam, live the Barbarians, who raid and pillage in order to survive. Marianne is strictly forbidden to leave her civilized world but, fascinated by these savage outsiders, decides to escape. There, beyond the wire fences, she will discover a decaying paradise, encounter the tattooed Barbarian boy Jewel and go beyond the darkest limits of her imagination. Playful, sensuous, violent and gripping, Heroes and Villains is an ambiguous and deliriously rich blend of post-apocalyptic fiction, gothic fantasy, literary allusion and twisted romance.

The Infernal Desires of Angela Carter

Fiction, Femininity, Feminism

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Author: Joseph Bristow,Trev Lynn Broughton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131788745X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Drawing on many aspects of contemporary feminist theory, this lively collection of essays assesses Angela Carter's polemical fictions of desire. Carter, renowned for her irreverent wit, was one of the most gifted, subversive, and stylish British writers to emerge in the 1960s.

Little Black Book of Stories

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Author: A. S. Byatt

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307426637

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Like Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, Isak Dinesen and Angela Carter, A. S. Byatt knows that fairy tales are for grownups. And in this ravishing collection she breathes new life into the form. Little Black Book of Stories offers shivers along with magical thrills. Leaves rustle underfoot in a dark wood: two middle-aged women, childhood friends reunited by chance, venture into a dark forest where once, many years before, they saw–or thought they saw–something unspeakable. Another woman, recently bereaved, finds herself slowly but surely turning into stone. A coolly rational ob-gyn has his world pushed off-axis by a waiflike art student with her own ideas about the uses of the body. Spellbinding, witty, lovely, terrifying, the Little Black Book of Stories is Byatt at the height of her craft. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mixing memories and desire

postmodern erotics of writing in the speculative fiction of Angela Carter

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Author: Maria Grazia Nicolosi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

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