The Bloody Chamber, Wise Children, Fireworks

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Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781841593838

Category:

Page: 504

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In The Bloody Chamber, Carter's famous collection of deeply unsettling stories inspired by fairy tales, a Beauty is turned into a Beast and Little Red Riding's grandmother is stoned to death as a witch; a young music student is swept off her feet in Paris by a middle-aged aristocrat and transported to his ancestral abode to re-enact the story of Bluebeard against a sumptuous fin de si�cle background; a British soldier on a cycling holiday in Transylvania in the summer of 1914 finds himself the guest of an alluring female vampire. By contrast, in Wise Children, Carter's last novel), the comic, the bawdy and the life-enhancing prevail. An irrepressible elderly lady recalls the many colourful decades she and her sister spent as vaudeville performers - a tale as full of twins and mistaken identities as any plot of Shake- speare's. The early collection, Fireworks, reveals Carter taking her first forays into the fantastic writing that was to become her unforgettable legacy. The Everyman's Library omnibus gathers the best of Angela Carter in one astonishing volume.

Wise Children

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Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409022447

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6508

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALI SMITH A richly comic tale of the tangled fortunes of two theatrical families, the Hazards and the Chances, Angela Carter's witty and bawdy novel is populated with as many sets of twins, and mistaken identities as any Shakespeare comedy, and celebrates the magic of over a century of show business.

The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories

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Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140901536X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.

Expletives Deleted

Selected Writings

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Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409040771

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL MOORCOCK Angela Carter was one of the most important and influential writers of our time: a novelist of extraordinary power and a searching critic and essayist.This selection of her writing, which she made herself, covers more than a decade of her thought and ranges over a diversity of subjects giving a true measure of the wide focus of her interests: the brothers Grimm; William Burroughs; food writing, Elizbaeth David; British writing: American writing; sexuality, from Josephine Baker to the history of the corset; and appreciations of the work of Joyce and Christina Stead.

Fireworks

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Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349008124

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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In the short fiction of Angela Carter, the landmarks of reality disappear and give way to a landscape of riotous and uncensored sensibility. The city of Tokyo turns into a mirrored chamber reflecting the impossible longings of an exiled Englishwoman abandoned by her Japanese lover. An itinerant puppet show becomes a theatre of murderous lust. A walk through the forest ends in a nightmarish encounter with a gun-toting nymph and her hermaphrodite 'aunt'. Not simply a book of tales, Fireworks is a headlong plunge into an alternate universe, the unique creation of one of the most fertile, dark, irreverent, and baroquely beautiful imaginations in contemporary fiction.

The Curious Room

Collected Dramatic Works

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Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448162343

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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The Vintage Collected Edition of Angela Carter's works continues with THE CURIOUS ROOM, which contains her dramatic writings, including several previously unpublished plays and screenplays. THE CURIOUS ROOM includes a radio play about the demented Victorian painter and parricide Richard Dadd; reworkings of Puss in Boots and the Dracula story; a draft for an opera of Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO, as well as the film scripts of THE MAGIC TOYSHOP and THE COMPANY OF WOLVES. Revealing many of the enthusiasms and concerns which ignited Carter's fiction. THE CURIOUS ROOM is full of magnificent and startling new material, charged with the range and power of Carter's imagination and inventiveness.

The Annual Obituary

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Author: Louise Mooney,Roland Turner

Publisher: St James Pr

ISBN: 9781558623194

Category: Biography

Page: 812

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British Fantasy and Science-fiction Writers Since 1960

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Author: Darren Harris-Fain

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787660055

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

View: 6332

Essays on British writers of fantasy and science fiction discuss the changing attitudes towards this genre, including serious consideration by critics. Covers the publication of science fiction in comic books, limited productions of publications by fan presses, the difference between British and American science fiction, the birth of the New Wave, and the revival of horror fiction as a distinct genre.

Angela Carter

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Author: Linden Peach

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137144777

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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This revised new edition reviews Carter's novels in the light of recent critical developments and offers entirely new perspectives on her work. There is now extended discussion of Carter's most widely-studied novels, including The Passion of New Eve and Nights at the Circus, and discussion of the long essay The Sadeian Woman.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

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Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1184

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Truman Capote-Stanley Elkin

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Author: Carl Edmund Rollyson,Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893568849

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 539

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Entries cover biographical information, a bibliography of writings, and a critical analysis of each author's longer works of fiction, and address long fiction written in various time periods, countries, and genres.

New wine in old bottles

Angela Carterś fiction

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Author: Jerzy Kamionowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Women and literature

Page: 164

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Black Venus

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Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099480719

Category: Manners and customs

Page: 87

View: 5860

A collection of short stories- 'BLACK VENUS' displays the superbly witchy Angela Carter at her best. Her fabulous fables all speak for themselves in tones so commanding you feel this must be Baudelaire's mistress, ageing, remembering, still spreading syphilis, or Lizzie Borden restless in the fatal and hot Massachusetts summer. Whatever her subject Miss Carter writes like a dream - sometimes a nightmare. And as the voices call out, the images blaze, one is saved from an excess of fantasy by earthy realism, a sudden bark of humour' - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Women in World History: Brem-Cold

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Author: Anne Commire,Deborah Klezmer

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 903

View: 978

"Locating information on women is difficult and the editors have done a fine job assembling and publishing information extant on individual women from many nations both living and dead. Because in some cases only birth, marriage, children, and death dates are known, the 10,000 articles vary in length according to the subject. If you haven't been able to answer reference questions on women, you need this set."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.

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

View: 9900

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 Oxford encyclopedia of British literature

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Author: David Scott Kastan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195169218

Category: Fiction

Page: 2656

View: 4310

A comprehensive reference presents over five hundred full essays on authors and a variety of topics, including censorship, genre, patronage, and dictionaries.

St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers

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Author: Jay P. Pederson

Publisher: St James Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1175

View: 4591

Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of prominent science-fiction authors, written by subject experts.