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Angela Carter

(1940—1992) writer

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Bananas

Bananas  

A literary journal founded in 1975 by Emma Tennant, who intended it as a means of publishing a broad range of imaginative writing. It was originally subtitled ‘the literary newspaper’ ...
Bloody Chamber

Bloody Chamber  

A collection of stories by Angela Carter, published in 1979. The stories are united by their common origin in the world of European folklore and fable, refracted through the lens ...
Bluebeard

Bluebeard  

A character in a tale by Charles Perrault, who killed several wives in turn for disobeying his order to avoid a locked room which contained the bodies of his previous wives. His last wife, left in ...
Camp David Accords

Camp David Accords  

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(1978)A Middle East peace agreement. It was named after the official country house of the US President in Maryland, where President Carter met President Sadat of Egypt and Prime Minister Begin of ...
Carter, Angela

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World Encyclopedia

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Renowned for her daring and innovative style, Carter is closely associated with magic realism. Her writing draws on legend

Carter, Angela

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories (1979), rewrites classic fairy tales for adults in a woman-centred and erotically

Carter, Angela

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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(1940–1992), British writer of novels, short stories, and plays; journalist, translator and editor of fairy tales, and feminist

Carter, Angela

Carter, Angela   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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In his moving obituary for Angela Carter (1940–1992), Salman Rushdie described her as “that rare thing, a real

Carter, Angela

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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(1940–92), British novelist and short-story writer, born in Eastbourne, Sussex, educated at Bristol University. Although magical realism may have been the inspiration for some of ... More
Carter, Angela

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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British writer whose imaginative novels, which blend fantasy with realism, have won her a cult following.

Born in Eastbourne, Angela Stalker...

Corinna Sargood

Corinna Sargood  

(1941– ),London-born artist. She illustrated two collections of woman-centred fairy tales edited by Angela Carter, The Virago Book of Fairy Tales (reprinted as Old Wives' Fairy Tale Book, 1990) and ...
Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue  

(1969– ), Irish novelist, playwright, and scholar.Donoghue's Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins (1997) is a series of linked retellings of twelve well-known fairy tales. One character in ...
fairy tales

fairy tales  

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A traditional folktale adapted and written down for the entertainment of children, usually featuring marvellous events and characters, although fairies as such are less often found in them than ...
feminism and fairy tales

feminism and fairy tales  

Feminists have an abiding interest in the socio-historical and cultural contexts in which literature arises and is received, how women have helped shape and contributed to traditions, and how women ...
Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez  

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(1928– )Colombian novelist and short-story writer, one of the founding figures of modern South American literature. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1982.Brought up in poverty in the remote village ...
Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford  

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1913–2006)US Republican statesman and thirty-eighth president of the USA (1974–77).Ford was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Two years later his parents were divorced, his mother remarried, and the boy was ...
Granta

Granta  

A Cambridge University under‐graduate periodical started in 1889. It went through various transformations, and in the 1950s and 60s was edited as a literary magazine devoted to publishing poetry and ...
Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan  

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(1948– ),novelist and short‐story writer, born in Aldershot, educated at the University of Sussex and the University of East Anglia. He displayed his gift for the macabre in his first short‐story ...
Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch  

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(1919–2000),novelist: b. Dublin; family moves to London (Chiswick); educ. Bristol (Badminton School) and Oxford (Somerville College); teaches in Oxford (St Anne's College); lives in Steeple Aston; d. ...
Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson  

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(1959– ),novelist, born in Manchester, she became the adopted daughter of Pentecostal evangelist parents. Her upbringing and training for evangelistic service, as well as the realization of her ...

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