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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 ...
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 ...
John Llewellyn Rhys

John Llewellyn Rhys  

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(1910–40)Author, killed in action with the RAF during the Second World War. His three books all reflect his passion for flying and his life as a pilot: E. E. ...
Literary Culture and the Novel in the New Millennium

Literary Culture and the Novel in the New Millennium  

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Hermione LeeIn 2007, three legendary English-language novelists lamented the current state of Western literary culture. Doris Lessing, accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in December, scathingly ...
Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood  

Undoubtedly one of the best known and most popular of all tales in the world, “Little Red Riding Hood” tells of a young girl who goes through the woods to ...
London Review of Books

London Review of Books  

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A literary and cultural review founded in 1979 and edited by Karl Miller (1931– ), in conscious emulation of the New York Review of Books (founded 1963). It has published critical essays and articles ...
Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich  

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(1954– ),novelist and poet, born in Minnesota. She was raised in North Dakota, which has remained her fictional terrain. Of German‐American and Chippewa descent (a member of the Turtle Mountain ...
magic realism

magic realism  

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A term coined by Franz Roh (1925), to describe tendencies in the work of certain German artists of the neue Sachlichkeit (new objectivity), characterized by clear, cool, static, thinly‐painted, ...

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