The Bloody Chamber, Wise Children, Fireworks


Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781841593838


Page: 504

View: 3117

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


Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409022447

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6208

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


Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140901536X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 8297

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.

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Selected Writings


Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409040771

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

View: 8692

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.



Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349008124

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 3994

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 Facts on File Companion to the British Short Story


Author: Andrew Maunder

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074968

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 545

View: 5843

A comprehensive reference to short fiction from Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Commonwealth. With approximately 450 entries, this A-to-Z guide explores the literary contributions of such writers as Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, D H Lawrence, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, Katherine Mansfield, Martin Amis, and others.

The Curious Room

Collected Dramatic Works


Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448162343

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 6575

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.



Author: Donald Ray Pollock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453676787


Page: 255

View: 2362

Erzählungen & Kurzgeschichten

Deutsche Novelle / Michaels Rückkehr / Kurzgeschichten


Author: Leonhard Frank

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841215483

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 3401

Leonhard Franks späte Erzählungen und Kurzgeschichten, geschrieben nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg, handeln von den Folgen faschistischer Ideologie und Herrschaft. Sie zeigen Frank als politisch engagierten Schriftsteller, der trotz aller erlebten Barbarei dem Guten im Menschen vertraut.

The Annual Obituary


Author: Louise Mooney,Roland Turner

Publisher: St James Pr

ISBN: 9781558623194

Category: Biography

Page: 812

View: 1244

Wir erzählen uns Geschichten, um zu leben

Mit einem Nachwort von Antje Ravic Strubel


Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843711305

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 4065

Joan Didion erzählt von den Leitfiguren des American Dream wie Howard Hughes, Joan Baez oder John Wayne, vom Glanz Hollywoods und der Einsamkeit von Alcatraz, von der Aufbruchsstimmung der sechziger Jahre und der Ernüchterung, die ihr folgte. Dabei gelingt es ihr, die amerikanische Wirklichkeit in unvergessliche Bilder zu fassen.



Author: Raquel J. Palacio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446241756


Page: 384

View: 4371

Obwohl der 10-jährige August schon 27 Operationen hinter sich hat, ist sein Gesicht durch Gendefekte immer noch schwer entstellt. Nun soll er erstmals eine Schule besuchen und trifft dort nicht nur auf wohlgesonnene Mitschüler. Ab 12.




Author: Christa Wolf

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518742205

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

View: 5687

In Kassandra greift Christa Wolf auf einen Mythos des abendländischen Patriarchats zurück, den Trojanischen Krieg. Während Kassandra, die Seherin, auf dem Beutewagen des Agamemnon sitzt, überdenkt sie noch einmal ihr Leben. Mit ihrem Ringen um Autonomie legt sie Zeugnis ab von weiblicher Erfahrung in der Geschichte.

British Fantasy and Science-fiction Writers Since 1960


Author: Darren Harris-Fain

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787660055

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

View: 5138

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.

Black Venus


Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099480719

Category: Manners and customs

Page: 87

View: 8537

Extraordinary and diverse people inhabit this rich, ripe and raucous collection of stories. Some are based on real people, like Jeanne Duval, Baudelaire's sexy, reluctant muse, and Edgar Allen Poe, demonstrating in thought and deed how 'No man is safe who drinks before breakfastâe(tm). Some are imaginary: the girl suckled by wolves who will not tolerate returning to humanity. Mingling history, invention, literary criticism, high drama and low comedy, Carterâe(tm)s stories are as full of contradictions and surprises as life itself.

Die Brut - Die Zeit läuft


Author: Ezekiel Boone

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104037248

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7732

Sie sind da. Und sie sind nicht aufzuhalten. +++ Fleischfressende Spinnen haben Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi und Rio de Janeiro befallen. +++ Millionen von Menschen sind weltweit gestorben. +++ Da gibt die Wissenschaftlerin Melanie Guyer Entwarnung. Die Spinnen sterben, die Plage scheint überstanden. +++ In Japan wird ein Kokon gefunden, der Spinneneier gigantischen Ausmaßes enthält. +++ In Los Angeles verlassenen Überlebende die Quarantänezone mit Waffengewalt. Weltweit müssen die Regierungen einsehen: Der Ausnahmezustand kann nicht aufgehoben werden. +++ Jetzt muss die Präsidentin der USA mit einer schrecklichen Nachricht an die Presse: Jeder ist auf sich alleine gestellt. +++ Nervenzerreißende Spannung - Gegen diesen Thriller haben Sie keine Chance!

Angela Carter


Author: Linden Peach

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137144777

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 8411

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


Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1184

View: 9428

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.