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On Carmen Maria Machado’s Body Horrors

In her introduction to the 2015 reissue of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, an exhilarating collection of literary retellings of fables and fairy tales, Kelly Link describes the book’s indelible effect on her work:...Show More Summary

A Year in Reading: Rakesh Satyal

The Book That Will Make You Believe (Even More) in Magic: I would like to add my voice to the overwhelming chorus that has already lauded Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties. This book feels like meeting Angela Carter for a wild night of drinking and dancing. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Books of 2017

Angela Carter was a pathbreaking English novelist and story writer. She was the one who brought magic realism into the language with brilliant novels like The Magic Toyshop, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman, and Nights at the Circus. Her masterpiece, The Bloody Chamber, reinvented the fairy tale as ... More »

Season of the Witch: Six Dark Fairy Tales Everyone Should Read

5 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Prepare to be haunted by six of the finest dark fairy tales, by the women who reinvented the form: Angela Carter, A. S. Byatt, Kelly Link, Aimee Bender, Kate Bernheimer, and Karen Joy Fowler. Column by Susan DeFreitas The term fairy tale is often deployed for things that seem too good to be true (say, a fairy tale romance). Show More Summary

The Lives, and Fictions, of Angela Carter

Open The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter and you know right away you’re reading a masterpiece — not something one expects with a modern collection of retold fairy tales. Electric, hypnotic, dizzying, occasionally hallucinatory — paragraph by paragraph, you are in the presence of an author in total control of ... More »

Nonfiction: Angela Carter: From the Magic Toyshop to the Bloody Chamber

In “The Invention of Angela Carter,” Edmund Gordon showcases a British writer whose novels combined fantasy and feminism.

The Showgirl

“Why should anyone be interested in my boring, alienated, marginal, messy life?” the British writer Angela Carter replied when approached with the prospect of a biography while she was still in her 40s. Just a few years later, she was so famous the question seemed ridiculous—but then she’d just died, of lung cancer at the age of 51. Show More Summary

Angela Carter’s Feminist Mythology

The English novelist Angela Carter is best known for her 1979 book “The Bloody Chamber,” which is a kind of updating of the classic European fairy tales. This does not mean that Carter’s Little Red Riding Hood chews gum or rides a motorcycle...Show More Summary

The Inventor

There’s a new biography of Angela Carter on shelves. Is it worth your time, even if you’re not a fan? In The New York Review of Books, Alison Lurie gives the book a thorough read. The post The Inventor appeared first on The Millions...

The Autobiography of Anything

As of this writing, I’ve spent the last few days hanging around home nursing a cold. During this time, I’ve listened to This American Life, read from Angela Carter’s Book… Continue reading ?

Books of The Times: A Warm Biography of the Fantastical, Feminist Angela Carter

Carter wrote some of the 20th century’s unforgettable first sentences, and her novel “Nights at the Circus” was named the best of James Tait Black Prize winners.

On Nicole Brossard at many gendered mothers

If you haven’t been keeping up with Canada’s many gendered mothers, a project about literary influence directly inspired by the U.S. website Literary Mothers, now’s the time–Angela Carter, Mina Loy, anyone? “O god save all the many gendered-mothers of my heart, & all the other mothers, who do not need god or savior, our hearts […]

The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Angela Carter's 1972 novel, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman. I recently got a copy of Edmund Gordon's recent biography, The Invention of Angela Carter --Show More Summary

Autumn XVIII

"The Erl-king will do you grievous harm." Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber

Thoroughly bewitching

Angela Carter was a seminal, a watershed novelist: perhaps one of the last generation of novelists to change both the… The post Thoroughly bewitching appeared first on The Spectator.

Read An Excerpt of New Activist Picture Book "Rad Women Worldwide"

Sarah Mirk Last year, writer Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl teamed up to create the book Rad American Women A-Z, which combines short biographies of change-making women like Angela Carter and Dolores Huerta with beautiful papercut portaits. Show More Summary

‘Snowfall’: John Singleton FX Pilot Adds Four To Cast

Carter Hudson, Angela Lewis (Top Five), Juan Javier Cardenas, and Filipe Valle Costa have been cast as series regulars in FX's Snowfall, John Singleton's 1980s cocaine-epidemic drama pilot. Co-created and executive produced by the Boyz...Show More Summary

All My Stars (16)

2 years agoHumor / odd : HiLobrow

Gender, sexuality, and identity in Angela Carter's THE PASSION OF NEW EVE, and beyond.

12 Novels that Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple

By Hilary Krutt | Off the Shelf British novelist Angela Carter once declared, "Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual." This feeling of perpetual movement--that the city is continually revealing new aspects of itself--is perhaps what makes it so universally beloved by residents and tourists alike. Show More Summary

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