Angela Carter

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Carter, Angela,

1940–92, English writer. She was a newspaper reporter before studying at the Univ. of Bristol (B.A., 1965), where she explored medieval literature, Freud, surrealism, and feminism, all of which were to exert powerful influences on her work. Her early novels, Shadow Dance (1966) and The Magic Toyshop (1967, film 1986), are Gothic works filled with violence. After translating (1976) Charles PerraultPerrault, Charles
, 1628–1703, French poet. His collections of eight fairy tales, Histoires ou contes du temps passé [stories or tales of olden times] (1697) gave classic form to the traditional stories of Bluebeard, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Puss in
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's fairy tales, she began her finest and most famous book, The Bloody Chamber (1979), sensual and strangely beautiful adaptations of fairy tales such as Beauty and the Beast and Bluebeard. The film Company of Wolves (1984), which she cowrote, is adapted from that collection's version of Little Red Riding Hood. Her other novels include The Passion of New Eve (1977), Nights at the Circus (1984), and Wise Children (1991). Her short stories are collected in Burning Your Boats (1995) and her miscellaneous articles in Nothing Sacred (1992) and Shaking a Leg (1998). She also wrote the nonfiction feminist study The Sadeian Woman and the Ideology of Pornography (1979) and children's books.


See biography by E. Gordon (2017); studies by L. Tucker, ed. (1998), A. Day (1998), L. Sage (2006 and, as ed., 2009), A. Easton, ed. (2000), S. Gamble (2009), L. Peach (2009), S. Andermahr and L. Phillips, ed. (2012), J. Bristow and T. L. Broughton (2014), and C. Frayling (2015).

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That said, it's hard to imagine another work supplanting The Invention of Angela Carter as the definitive biography of this singular writer.
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Transformacoes e metamorfoses ocorrem de modo tao frequente na escrita de Angela Carter que seus livros parecem ser permeados por esses atributos cinematograficos magicos, mesmo quando o proprio cinema nao esta presente na pagina (WHEATLEY, 2001, p.
In the work of "traveling Gothic" writers Lafcadio Hearn and Angela Carter, we can find intersections at certain moments of the Gothic, the Orientalist and travel narrative, in combinations that yield unexpected results and innovations to the genres.
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Indeed, it is reminiscent of the magical realism of Angela Carter, in the way that it combines the everyday activities of a child at school with the frightening and sometimes nightmarish qualities of fairy tales.
Like the writers Angela Carter and Margaret Atwood, Breillat delights in forcing fairy-tale and classical fiction through a feminist mincer to create a very modern flavor, although in the end, the pic's texture is too splintered for its ideas to stand out.
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