Inside the Bloody Chamber

Aspects of Angela Carter
Author: Christopher Frayling
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783198206
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 260
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I would really like to have had the guts and the energy and so on to be able to write about people having battles with DHSS. But I haven't ... I'm an arty person. Okay, I write overblown, purple, self-indulgent prose. So what... Alienated is the only way to be, after all. Since 1990, Angela Carter’s reputation, as writer and thinker, has soared, to the point where her collection of folk and fairy tales for the modern age, The Bloody Chamber, is now a GCSE set text in England, and is taught on most university-level literature courses. There are MA programmes entirely devoted to her writings. Her complete works have been printed and reprinted over the last quarter-century, and films, The Company of Wolves, The Magic Toyshop; and plays, such as Nights at the Circus (Kneehigh), have been derived from them. Her influence on ‘the contemporary Gothic’ is both wide-ranging and profound.

Space, Conrad, and Modernity

Author: Con Coroneos
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198187363
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 199
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Recent literary and cultural criticism is preoccupied with space. Coroneos uses the work of Joseph Conrad to unravel aspects of spatial thought from the geopolitical idea of 'closed space' in the early twentieth century to the influence of Saussurean linguistics in contemporary criticism and theory.

The Infernal Desires of Angela Carter

Fiction, Femininity, Feminism
Author: Joseph Bristow,Trev Lynn Broughton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317887441
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 Bloody Chamber And Other Stories

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.

Perraults Märchen (illustrierte Ausgabe)

Author: Charles Perrault
Publisher: The Planet
ISBN: 1908478497
Page: N.A
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Fünf Perraults Märchen, illustriert von Walter Crane (mehr als 40 Abbildungen): der gestiefelte Kater, das Rotkäppchen, Blaubart, das Dornröschen oder die schlafende Schöne im Wald, Aschenputtel oder das gläserne Pantöffelchen.

Horribly sexy. How sexuality becomes gothic in Angela Carters "The Bloody Chamber"

Author: Juliane Strätz
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 365673304X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 12
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Scientific Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Potsdam (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: The British writer Angela Carter got famous for her short stories and her examination of "The Sadeian Woman". In her writing she often deals with sexuality and power. The story "The Bloody Chamber" is one of ten short stories in Angela Carter’s collection "The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories", which was published in 1979. In this particular story she reworks the fairy tale of Blue Beard and transforms it into a feminist retelling by combining it with results from "The Sadeian Woman". With this work she wants “not simply to point out what is wrong with conventional representations of gender; she is concerned at once to offer different representations, different models” (Day 134). Thus her short stories are full of variety and different topics and take place in a Gothic atmosphere. Carter herself claimed that she followed a realism because she wanted to fulfill the desire of the people to believe the word as fact (Day 134). Therefore she uses topics which are familiar to everybody. Sexuality in a wider sense is one of the predominant ones in her stories. It shows a “sexuality that is situated beyond cultural borders and might therefore be more ‘natural’ than the conventional notions of sexual identity” (Gruss 212). However, the sexuality in "The Bloody Chamber" often seems strange, abhorrent and even disgusting. Thus, especially the sexuality serves to create a Gothic atmosphere by the help of different means. In the following paper I want to examine how this is done by use of three Gothic concepts: The haunting, abject and grotesque, and the uncanny.

Fitcher's Brides

Author: Gregory Frost
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466821574
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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The tale of Bluebeard, reenvisioned as a dark fable of faith and truth 1843 is the "last year of the world," according the Elias Fitcher, a charismatic preacher in the Finger Lakes district of New York State. He's established a utopian community on an estate outside the town of Jeckyll's Glen, where the faithful wait, work, and pray for the world to end. Vernelia, Amy, and Catherine Charter are the three young townswomen whose father falls under the Reverend Fitcher's hypnotic sway. In their old house, where ghostly voices whisper from the walls, the girls are ruled by their stepmother, who is ruled in turn by the fiery preacher. Determined to spend Eternity as a married man, Fitcher casts his eye on Vernelia, and before much longer the two are wed. But living on the man's estate, separated from her family, Vern soon learns the extent of her husband's dark side. It's rumored that he's been married before, though what became of those wives she does not know. Perhaps the secret lies in the locked room at the very top of the house—the single room that the Reverend Fitcher has forbidden to her. Inspired by the classic fairy tales "Bluebeard" and "The Fitcher Bird," this dark fantasy is set in New York State's "Burned-Over District," at its time of historic religious ferment. All three Charter sisters will play their part in the story of Fitcher's Utopia: a story of faith gone wrong, and evil countered by one brave, true soul. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Secret Friend

Author: Chris Mooney
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920548
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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'One of the best thriller writers working today' Lee Child 'A wonderful writer ... Compelling, thrilling and touching' Michael Connelly THEY'RE DYING TO MEET HIM... The discovery of a body in Boston harbor has crime scene investigator Darby McCormick looking into related cases: two dead female students wash up, both abducted months earlier, each carrying a Virgin Mary figurine. It's a troubling mystery that suddenly turns desperate when a third girl goes missing. But when Darby makes a breakthrough, she crosses paths with Malcolm Fletcher, an ex-FBI agent turned vigilante - now on the Most Wanted list - on the hunt for the same predator. Should Darby trust Fletcher or turn him in? Or can she find the killer alone? And just who is this murderer who believes he is a 'secret friend' to his victims...? * * * Praise for Chris Mooney: 'If you want a thriller that will chill your blood, break your heart and make your pulse race, Chris Mooney is your man' Mark Billingham 'A compelling story that will keep you up past your bedtime' Karin Slaughter 'A scary, breakneck ride with thrills that never let up' Tess Gerritsen 'Harrowing, gripping, haunting, gut-wrenching and beautifully written' Harlan Coben 'Chris Mooney is an exceptional thriller writer. I envy those who have yet to read him' John Connolly

Venetia und der Wüstling

Author: Georgette Heyer
ISBN: 3732531783
Category: Fiction
Page: 482
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Yorkshire, 1818: Venetia Lanyon war noch nie verliebt. Und mit fünfundzwanzig glaubt sie nicht mehr daran, einen Mann zu treffen, der ihr Herz erobert. Doch dann begegnet sie Lord Damerel - auch "der Verruchte Baron" genannt -, über den in der Grafschaft die schlimmsten Gerüchte kursieren. Venetia ist fasziniert von dem charmanten Lebemann, der ihren Humor zu schätzen weiß und mit dem sie wundervolle Gespräche führen kann. Bald schon verbindet das ungleiche Paar eine tiefe Freundschaft. Doch die feine Gesellschaft ist empört, und alle Nachbarn und Verwandten versuchen, das unschuldige Mädchen aus den Klauen des Wüstlings zu befreien. Auch Damerel möchte Venetias Ruf nicht ruinieren und wendet sich von ihr ab. Aber so einfach lässt Venetia sich nicht abweisen und ersinnt eine List, um den Lord zum gemeinsamen Glück zu zwingen ... "Venetia und der Wüstling" ist einer der humorvollsten Regency Romane von Georgette Heyer, der seine Leser mit fein geschliffenem Wortwitz und entzückend verschrobenen Charakteren in seinen Bann zieht. Jetzt als eBook bei beHEARTBEAT.


Author: Elza Adamowicz
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039103287
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 222
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This collection of essays, inspired by Andre Breton's concept of the limites "non-frontieres" of Surrealism, focuses on the crossings, intersections and margins of the surrealist movement rather than its divides and exclusion zones. Some of the essays originated as papers given at the colloquium 'Surrealism: Crossings/Frontiers' held at the Institute of Romance Studies, University of London, in November 2001. Surrealism is foregrounded as a trajectory rather than a fixed body of doctrines, radically challenging the notion of frontiers. The essays explore real and imaginary journeys, as well as the urban "derives" of the surrealists and situationists. The concept of crossing, central to a reading of the dynamics at work in Surrealism, is explored in studies of the surrealist object, which eludes or elides genres, and explorations of the shifting sites of identity, as in the work of Joyce Mansour or Andre Masson. Surrealism's engagement with frontiers is further investigated through a number of revealing cases, such as a political reading of 1930s photography, the parodic rewriting of the popular 'locked room' mystery, or the surrealists' cavalier redrawing of the map of the world. The essays contribute to our understanding of the diversity and dynamism of Surrealism as an international and interdisciplinary movement."

Horror and the Horror Film

Author: Bruce F. Kawin
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 0857282417
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 268
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Horror films can be profound fables of human nature and important works of art, yet many people dismiss them out of hand. ‘Horror and the Horror Film’ conveys a mature appreciation for horror films along with a comprehensive view of their narrative strategies, their relations to reality and fantasy and their cinematic power. The volume covers the horror film and its subgenres – such as the vampire movie – from 1896 to the present. It covers the entire genre by considering every kind of monster in it, including the human.

Burning your boats

the collected short stories
Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140255287
Category: Fiction
Page: 462
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A collection of stories features music, foreign countries, folklore, and modern life


Author: Charles Perrault
Publisher: bohem press
ISBN: 3855813116
Page: 34
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The Breach

Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton
Author: Peter Baker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068486813X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
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Offers a perspective on the Lewinsky scandal, impeachment of the president, and the overwhelming media coverage.

A Forest of Stars

The Saga of the Seven Suns
Author: Kevin J. Anderson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0759528144
Category: Fiction
Page: 704
View: 5517

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Five years after attacking the human-colonized worlds of the Spiral Arm, the hydrogues maintain absolute control over stardrive fuel...and their embargo is strangling human civilization. On Earth, mankind suffers from renewed attacks by the hydrogues and decides to use a cybernetic army to fight them. Yet the Terran leaders don't realize that these military robots have already exterminated their own makers - and may soon turn on humanity. Once the rulers of an expanding empire, humans have become the galaxy's most endangered species. But the sudden appearance of incredible new beings will destroy all balances of power. Now for humans and the myriad alien factions in the universe, the real war is about to begin...and genocide may be the result.

Der Räuberbräutigam

Author: Eudora Welty
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608108084
Category: Fiction
Page: 155
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Der Räuberbräutigam erzählt die himmelschreiend komische Liebesgeschichte der schönen Rosamond und des Räubers Jamie Lockhart. Eudora Weltys Roman schlägt eine völlig neue und überbordend einfallsreiche Richtung in der Fantasy ein. Drei Reisende steigen in einem Gasthaus am Mississippi ab und teilen sich ein Bett. Am nächsten Morgen hält einer von ihnen seine Schlafgenossen für Geister und springt mit einem großen Satz aus dem Fenster. »Den sehen wir nie wieder«, sagt der blonde Jamie Lockhart und überlegt, wie man die Goldstücke des verschwundenen Bettgenossen teilen könnte. Der Tabakpflanzer Clement lädt Jamie daraufhin für den nächsten Sonntagabend in sein Haus ein. Just an diesem Tag wird Clements Tochter, die schöne Rosamond, von einem Räuber mit rußgeschwärztem Gesicht verführt. Ihr Vater beauftragt seinen neuen Freund Jamie damit, die Untat zu rächen ...