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The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman

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Desiderio, an employee of the city under a bizarre reality attack from Doctor Hoffman\'s mysterious machines, has fallen in love with Albertina, the Doctor ...

  • L'auteur : ,
  • Editeur: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141399651
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Desiderio, an employee of the city under a bizarre reality attack from Doctor Hoffman's mysterious machines, has fallen in love with Albertina, the Doctor's daughter. But Albertina, a beautiful woman made of glass, seems only to appear to him in his dreams. Meeting on his adventures a host of cannibals, centaurs and acrobats, Desiderio must battle against unreality and the warping of time and space to be with her, as the Doctor reduces Desiderio's city to a chaotic state of emergency - one ridden with madness, crime and sexual excess. A satirical tale of magic and sex, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman is a dazzling quest for truth, love and identity.


Heroes and Villains

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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 a ...

  • L'auteur : Angela Carter
  • Editeur: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141968370
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 176
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: 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.


Black Venus

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Extraordinary and diverse people inhabit this rich, ripe, occasionally raucous collection of short stories. Some are based on real people - Jeanne Duval, B ...

  • L'auteur : Angela Carter
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409042146
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 96
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Extraordinary and diverse people inhabit this rich, ripe, occasionally raucous collection of short stories. Some are based on real people - Jeanne Duval, Baudelaire's handsome and reluctant muse who never asked to be called the Black Venus, trapped in the terminal ennui of the poet's passion, snatching at a little lifesaving respectability against all odds...Edgar Allen Poe, with his face of a actor, demonstrating in every thought and deed how right his friends were when they said 'No man is safe who drinks before breakfast.' And some of these people are totally imaginary. Such as the seventeenth century whore, transported to Virginia for thieving, who turns into a good woman in spite of herself among the Indians, who have nothing worth stealing. And a girl, suckled by wolves, strange and indifferent as nature, who will not tolerate returning to humanity. Angela Carter wonderfully mingles history, fiction, invention, literary criticism, high drama and low comedy in a glorious collection of stories as full of contradictions and surprises as life itself.


The Invention of Angela Carter

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Widely acknowledged as one of the most important English writers of the last century, Angela Carter's work stands out for its bawdiness and linguistic zest ...

  • L'auteur : Edmund Gordon
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190626860
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 400
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Widely acknowledged as one of the most important English writers of the last century, Angela Carter's work stands out for its bawdiness and linguistic zest, its hospitality to the fantastical and the absurd, and its extraordinary inventiveness and range. Her life was as vigorously modern and unconventional as anything in her fiction. This is the story of how Angela Carter invented herself - as a new kind of woman and a new kind of writer - and how she came to write such seductive and distinctive masterworks as The Bloody Chamber, Nights at the Circus, and Wise Children. Because its subject so powerfully embodied the spirit of the times, the book also provides a fresh perspective on Britain's social and cultural history in the second half of the twentieth century. It examines such topics as the 1960s counterculture, the social and imaginative conditions of the nuclear age, and the advent of second wave feminism. Author Edmund Gordon has followed in Angela Carter's footsteps - travelling to the places she lived in Britain, Japan, and the USA - to uncover a life rich in adventure and incident. With unrestricted access to her manuscripts, letters, and journals, and informed by interviews with Carter's friends and family, Gordon offers an unrivalled portrait of one of the twentieth century's most dazzlingly original writers. This sharply written narrative will be the definitive biography for years to come.


Nights At The Circus

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'Raunchy, raucous...a rich, turn of the 19th century world, which reeks of human and animal variety' The Times Is Sophie Fevvers, toast of Europe's capital ...

  • L'auteur : Angela Carter
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409015335
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 368
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: 'Raunchy, raucous...a rich, turn of the 19th century world, which reeks of human and animal variety' The Times Is Sophie Fevvers, toast of Europe's capitals, part swan...or all fake? Courted by the Prince of Wales and painted by Toulouse-Lautrec, she is an aerialiste extraordinaire and star of Colonel Kearney's circus. She is also part woman, part swan. Jack Walser, an American journalist, is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity. Dazzled by his love for her, and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, Walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through turn-of-the-nineteenth-century London, St Petersburg and Siberia. **One of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**


Angela Carter: Surrealist, Psychologist, Moral Pornographer

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Contributing to the conversation regarding Angela Carter's problematic relationship with what she viewed as the interrelated traditions of surrealism and p ...

  • L'auteur : Scott Dimovitz
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317181123
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 202
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Contributing to the conversation regarding Angela Carter's problematic relationship with what she viewed as the interrelated traditions of surrealism and psychoanalysis, Scott Dimovitz explores the intricate connections between Carter's private life and her public writing. He begins with Carter's assertion that it was through her "sexual and emotional life" that she was radicalized, drawing extensively on the British Library's recently archived collection of Carter's private papers, journals, and letters to show how that radicalization happened and what it meant both for her worldview and for her writings. Through close textual analysis and a detailed study of her papers, Dimovitz analyzes the ways in which this second-wave feminist's explorations of sexuality merged with her investigations into surrealism and psychoanalysis, an engagement that ultimately led to the explosively surreal allegories of Carter's later, more complex, and more accomplished work. His study not only offers a new way to view Carter's oeuvre, but also makes the case for the importance of Angela Carter's vision in understanding the transformations in feminist thinking from the postwar to the postfeminist generation.


Corporeality and Culture

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The ’material turn’ in critical theory - and particularly the turn towards the body coupled with scientific insights from biomedicine, biology and phys ...

  • L'auteur : Karin Sellberg,Lena Wånggren
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317159241
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 210
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The ’material turn’ in critical theory - and particularly the turn towards the body coupled with scientific insights from biomedicine, biology and physics - is becoming an important path in fields of humanities-based scholarly inquiry. Material and technological philosophies play an increasingly central role in disciplines such as literary studies, cultural studies, history, performance and aesthetics, to name only a few. This edited collection of essays investigates how the material turn finds applications within humanities-based frameworks - focusing on practical reflections and disciplinary responses. It takes as its critical premise the understanding that importation of theoretical viewpoints is never straightforward; rather, a complex, sometimes even fraught, communication takes place between these disciplines at the imperceptible lines where praxis and theory meet, transforming both the landscape of practical engagement and the models of material theory. Presenting a multi- and interdisciplinary consideration of current research on the cultural relationship to living (and non-living) bodies, Corporeality and Culture: Bodies in Movement puts the body in focus. From performance and body modification to film, literature and other cultural technologies, this volume undertakes a significant speculative mapping of the current possibilities for engagement, transformation and variance of embodied movement in relation to scientifically-situated corporealities and materialities in cultural and artistic practices. Time and time again, it finds these ever-shifting modes of being to be inextricably interdependent and coextensive: movement requires embodiment; and embodiment is a form of movement.


Master of Darkness

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In the final book of New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight's Mageverse, two werewolves must save humanity from a madman, despite their mutual dis ...

  • L'auteur : Angela Knight
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101581271
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In the final book of New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight's Mageverse, two werewolves must save humanity from a madman, despite their mutual distrust--and growing passion... Miranda Drake is the daughter of Warlock, a werewolf sorcerer and sworn enemy of King Arthur. Like her father, she's a werewolf with magical abilities, but after years of abuse from the Alphas in her family, she is determined to stop Warlock from spreading his poison throughout the werewolf population. Born to a long line of cops, William Justice thinks that protecting Miranda is his chance to redeem himself for not being able to stop Warlock's manipulation of the werewolves into war. But despite Justice's insistence, Miranda has no interest in trusting another dominant Alpha, even if the sexual tension between them is enough to set her aflame. As Warlock rallies his forces and sets out to destroy Avalon, Miranda and Justice will need to learn how to trust each other--before the spark between them dies along with all of Magekind...


Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales

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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 ...

  • L'auteur : Angela Carter
  • Editeur: Virago
  • ISBN: 0349008213
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 512
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: 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.


Other Stories and Other Stories

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A vitally alive and ever-surprising collection of stories from the MAN BOOKER PRIZE-SHORTLISTED and WOMEN'S PRIZE-WINNING author of How to be both and the ...

  • L'auteur : Ali Smith
  • Editeur: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141912804
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 192
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A vitally alive and ever-surprising collection of stories from the MAN BOOKER PRIZE-SHORTLISTED and WOMEN'S PRIZE-WINNING author of How to be both and the critically acclaimed Seasonal quartet 'Bold and sensitive. Smith's prose is a joy' Independent 'Captures quiet epiphanies of the extraordinary in the mundane' Sunday Times 'These stories fizz with life' The Times Literary Supplement Individually lucid and luminous, these tales resonate subtly together. In examining the distances and connections between ourselves and others, expertly inching us closer to the bone, Ali Smith's storytelling has never seemed so necessary, so moving or so joyous.


Master of the Night

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American agent Erin Grayson is assigned to seduce international businessman Reece Champion. But she's been set up. Reece is an agent, too--and a vampire. ...

  • L'auteur : Angela Knight
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101158158
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: American agent Erin Grayson is assigned to seduce international businessman Reece Champion. But she's been set up. Reece is an agent, too--and a vampire.


Angela Carter and Surrealism

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In 1972, Angela Carter translated Xavière Gauthier’s ground-breaking feminist critique of the surrealist movement, Surréalisme et sexualité (1971). Al ...

  • L'auteur : Anna Watz
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113496854X
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 202
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: 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.


Tactical Readings

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Both writers' novels borrow heavily from other authors, and in doing so they offer strategies for a politically committed rereading of literary history and ...

  • L'auteur : Nicola Pitchford
  • Editeur: Bucknell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780838754870
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 223
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Both writers' novels borrow heavily from other authors, and in doing so they offer strategies for a politically committed rereading of literary history and its interaction with the popular imagination.".


Angela Carter and Western Philosophy

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This book unearths Carter’s deconstruction of the male-dominated discipline of Western thought. Revealing the extensive philosophical research that under ...

  • L'auteur : Heidi Yeandle
  • Editeur: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137595159
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 215
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book unearths Carter’s deconstruction of the male-dominated discipline of Western thought. Revealing the extensive philosophical research that underpins Carter’s intertextual work, this book offers new readings of her fiction in relation to a range of philosophical texts and ideas. By re-examining Carter’s writing with reference to the archived collection of her notes that has recently become available at the British Library, Angela Carter and Western Philosophy puts forward new interpretations of Carter’s writing practices. With chapters examining her allusions to Plato, Hobbes and Rousseau, Descartes, Locke and Hume, Wittgenstein and Ryle, as well as Kant and Sade, this book illuminates Carter’s engagement with different areas of Western thought, and discusses how this shapes her portrayal of reality, identity, civilisation, and morality. Angela Carter and Western Philosophy will be of interest to researchers, lecturers, and students working on contemporary women’s writing, philosophy and literature, and intertextual literary practices.


The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine

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Holly wears a ring that says True Love Waits and worries because her boyfriend isn’t trying to persuade her otherwise. Then a boy in her English tute inv ...

  • L'auteur : Krissy Kneen
  • Editeur: Text Publishing
  • ISBN: 1921961554
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Holly wears a ring that says True Love Waits and worries because her boyfriend isn’t trying to persuade her otherwise. Then a boy in her English tute invites her to join his book club. Shocked to find herself at ‘sex club’, plunged into in the classics of erotic literature, Holly soon becomes fascinated: by the strange new world of Eros, by the increasing power she senses in her own body—and by a weird blue glow emanating from the most private part of her self. But Salter and Nabokov are one thing. When Holly encounters The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr Hoffman—quickly followed by the infamous orgone generator of Wilhelm Reich—things are set to explode An amazing literary sci-fi superhero sex romp from Australia’s genre-bending queen of erotica. Krissy Kneen is the award winning author of the memoir Affection, the novels Steeplechase and Triptych, and the Thomas Shapcott Award winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother. She has written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC television. Her latest novel is The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine. ‘Witty and seductive, sexy and funny, with just a hint of the surreal, The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine is a book that I can see appealing to many readers new to her work...A riotous romp through the imagination of one of Australia’s most accomplished sex writers.’ Books & Publishing ‘Kneen’s outrageous erotic imagination fuels Holly’s sexcapades but at its molten X-rated core, this explicit novel is a celebration of the lust for literature as much as for physical debauchery.’ Booktopia Buzz ‘In mapping out Holly’s sex machine, Kneen has also mapped out a vivid heroine’s journey: a very sexy sci-fi–erotica hybrid with an inspired, Cronenbergian premise.’ Readings ‘Kneen once again shows her mastery.’ Daily Telegraph ‘A joyful and ambitious mix of science fiction, coming-of-age, adventure story, literary fiction and, of course, erotica. It revels unselfconsciously in bringing these different elements together and is always playful and quirky.’ Australian ‘The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine isn’t easy to classify...Like a love-child of Barbarella and the Brave New World, it’s a refreshingly confrontational mix of sci-fi surrealism, sexual stirring and erotic honesty.’ Stuff NZ ‘Nobody writes sex like Kneen...her finest book to date.’ QWeekend ‘Krissy Kneen writes about sex with nipple-stiffening zest. Her latest is consistently lewd and amusing.’ Brisbane Times ‘It’s a rare book that seems to drift like smoke away from the printed page to rewrite the physical world...[Kneen] wants us to strip naked and be transformed.’ Melbourne Review of Books ‘A remarkably pleasing read. The conclusion is wildly imaginative and surprisingly satisfying...Kneen encourages the reader to delight in sexuality that is by turns innocent, gleeful, and cheerfully obscene.’ STARRED Review, Publishers Weekly


Angela Carter

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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 no ...

  • L'auteur : Linden Peach
  • Editeur: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137049308
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 216
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: 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 World of Angela Carter

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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 ...

  • L'auteur : Dani Cavallaro
  • Editeur: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786487232
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 208
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: 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 Infernal Desires of Angela Carter

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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, re ...

  • L'auteur : Joseph Bristow,Trev Lynn Broughton
  • Editeur: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317887441
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: 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.


The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature

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This book offers a comprehensive guide to global literary engagement with the Cold War. Eschewing the common focus on national cultures, the collection def ...

  • L'auteur : Andrew Hammond
  • Editeur: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 3030389731
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 831
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book offers a comprehensive guide to global literary engagement with the Cold War. Eschewing the common focus on national cultures, the collection defines Cold War literature as an international current focused on the military and ideological conflicts of the age and characterised by styles and approaches that transcended national borders. Drawing on specialists from across the world, the volume analyses the period’s fiction, poetry, drama and autobiographical writings in three sections: dominant concerns (socialism, decolonisation, nuclearism, propaganda, censorship, espionage), common genres (postmodernism, socialism realism, dystopianism, migrant poetry, science fiction, testimonial writing) and regional cultures (Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe and the Americas). In doing so, the volume forms a landmark contribution to Cold War literary studies which will appeal to all those working on literature of the 1945-1989 period, including specialists in comparative literature, postcolonial literature, contemporary literature and regional literature.


The Invention of Angela Carter

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Widely acknowledged as one of the most important English writers of the last century, Angela Carter's work stands out for its bawdiness and linguistic zest ...

  • L'auteur : Edmund Gordon
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190626852
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 400
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 315
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Détails: Widely acknowledged as one of the most important English writers of the last century, Angela Carter's work stands out for its bawdiness and linguistic zest, its hospitality to the fantastical and the absurd, and its extraordinary inventiveness and range. Her life was as vigorously modern and unconventional as anything in her fiction. This is the story of how Angela Carter invented herself - as a new kind of woman and a new kind of writer - and how she came to write such seductive and distinctive masterworks as The Bloody Chamber, Nights at the Circus, and Wise Children. Because its subject so powerfully embodied the spirit of the times, the book also provides a fresh perspective on Britain's social and cultural history in the second half of the twentieth century. It examines such topics as the 1960s counterculture, the social and imaginative conditions of the nuclear age, and the advent of second wave feminism. Author Edmund Gordon has followed in Angela Carter's footsteps - travelling to the places she lived in Britain, Japan, and the USA - to uncover a life rich in adventure and incident. With unrestricted access to her manuscripts, letters, and journals, and informed by interviews with Carter's friends and family, Gordon offers an unrivalled portrait of one of the twentieth century's most dazzlingly original writers. This sharply written narrative will be the definitive biography for years to come.