Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales


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


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
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. This text explores a selection of Carter's novels and short stories, supplemented with her perspectives on politics, society, aesthetics, and her attempts to redefine established popular genres such as the fairy tale"--Provided by publisher.

The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault


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.

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories


Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099588110
Category: Classical fiction
Page: 125
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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.

Reading, Translating, Rewriting

Angela Carter's Translational Poetics
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.

Bluebeard


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.

Angela Carter and Surrealism

'A Feminist Libertarian Aesthetic'
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.

Angela Carter

Writing from the Front Line
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


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.

Little Black Book of Stories


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.

Myth and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Fiction


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.

The Infernal Desires of Angela Carter

Fiction, Femininity, Feminism
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.

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction


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)

Angela Carter: Surrealist, Psychologist, Moral Pornographer


Author: Scott A. Dimovitz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317181115
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 212
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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 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 "exual 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.

Heroes and Villains


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.

Mixing memories and desire

postmodern erotics of writing in the speculative fiction of Angela Carter
Author: Maria Grazia Nicolosi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 374
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Anagrams of Desire

Angela Carter's Writing for Radio, Film, and Television
Author: Charlotte Crofts
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719057243
Category: Drama
Page: 215
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This is the only book-length study of Carter's work in media, a critically neglected body of work comprising five radio plays, two film adaptions, and a television documentary, as well as two unrealised screenplays, an operatic libretto, and a stage play.