Angela Carter

BookAngela Carter

Angela Carter

Writers and Their Work

2006

December 1st, 2006

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Although much of Carter’s work is considered part of the contemporary canon, its true strangeness is still only partially understood. Lorna Sage argues that one key to a better understanding of Carter’s writings is the extraordinary intelligence with which she read the cultural signs of our times. From structuralism and the study of folk tales in the 1960s to fairy stories, gender politics and the theoretical ‘pleasure of the text’, which she makes so real in her writing. Carter legitimised the life of fantasy and celebrated the fertility of the female imagination more than any other writer. 

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Lorna Sage taught at the University of East Anglia, where she was Dean of the School of English and American Studies. She wrote regularly for The Observer, The Times Literary Supplement and occasionally for the Independent on Sunday and Vogue.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover 1
Half Title 2
Title Page 4
Copyright 5
Dedication 6
Contents 8
Acknowledgements9
Biographical Outline10
Abbreviations and References12
Prologue14
1 Beginning18
2 Middle37
3 Ending55
Notes74
Select Bibliography78
Index90