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Angela Carter
Angela Carter (1940-1992) was the author of many novels, collections of short stories, plays, and books for children. show more

Angela Carter (1940-1992) was the author of many novels, collections of short stories, plays, and books for children.
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Birth date: May 07, 1940
Died: February 16, 1992
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 7 months ago
Do I dare call this full of symbolism, and therefore feel the need to scratch under the surface of these tales? Then again, is there any fairy tale worth it's salt that is not so.Lets start saying that the way this is written is incredibly sensual. I was surprised because I was sure the first tale (...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 9 months ago
Angela Carter fan girl that I am, I didn't know about this book until it popped up on my Thriftbooks recs. Carter provided the words for this children's alphabet book about cats. Some letters are combined on one pages, but Carter makes excellent use of alliteration. The illustrations are nice,...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 1 year ago
There is something wonderful about an Angela Carter novel. A certain charm. A feeling of a warm blanket that you pull over yourself and then the cat jumps on it and sticks her claws into your leg. That sort of feeling. Wise Children is Carter’s last novel and is a love song and dance to the theater ...
capriceum
capriceum rated it 2 years ago
I loved the mythological allusions and symbolism in this. The text is rife with them, and implements them in ways that are both beautiful and at times hilariously witty. I really liked the theme of female strength and resilience, basically a showcase for all the different kinds of "girl power." Very...
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf rated it 2 years ago
"You never saw such a wild thing as my mother, her hat seized by the winds and blown out to sea so that her hair was her white mane, her black lisle legs exposed to the thigh, her skirts tucked round her waist, one hand on the reins of the rearing horse while the other clasped my father's service re...
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