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The Infernal Desires of Angela Carter By Joseph Bristow (UCLA, USA)

The Infernal Desires of Angela Carter

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This text provides a detailed overview of Angela Carter, one of the most gifted, subversive and stylish of British writers to emerge in the 1960s. It examines her fascination with female sexuality from her earliest writings to her works of the 1990s.

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The Infernal Desires of Angela Carter: Fiction, Femininity, Feminism by Joseph Bristow (UCLA, USA)

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.

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About Joseph Bristow (UCLA, USA)


Joseph Bristow is Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Trev Broughton teaches in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York, UK.

Table of Contents


Contributors Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction Joseph Bristow and Trev Lynn Broughton 1. Gender as Performance in the Fiction of Angela Carter and Margaret Atwood Paulina Palmer 2. Angela Carter's Fetishism Christina Britzolakis 3. The Red Dawn Breaking over Clapham: Carter and the Limits of Artifice Clare Hanson 4. 'But Elsewhere?': The Future of Fantasy in Heroes and Villains Elisabeth Mahoney 5. The Fragile Frames of The Bloody Chamber Lucie Armitt 6. The Infernal Appetites of Angela Carter Sarah Sceats 7. Revenge of the Living Doll: Angela Carter's Horror Writing Gina Wisker 8. Angela Carter's The Sadeian Woman: Feminism as Treason Sally Keenan 9. Sexual/Textual Aggression in The Sadeian Woman and The Passion of New Eve Merja Makinen 10. Unexpected Geometries: Transgressive Symbolism and the Transsexual Subject in Angela Carter's The Passion of New Eve Heather L. Johnson 11. Boys Keep Swinging: Angela Carter and the Subject of Men Paul Magrs 12. Auto/Biographical Souvenirs in Nights at the Circus Sarah Bannock Afterword Elaine Jordan

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GOR002176705
The Infernal Desires of Angela Carter: Fiction, Femininity, Feminism by Joseph Bristow (UCLA, USA)
Joseph Bristow (UCLA, USA)
Longman Studies In Twentieth Century Literature
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1997-07-10
240
0582291917
9780582291911
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