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Angela Carter

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1940–1992) British writer whose imaginative novels, which blend fantasy with realism, have won her a cult following. Born in Eastbourne, Angela Stalker was brought up ...

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Literature, Society and culture
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..., Angela ( 1940–92 ), novelist : b. Eastbourne ; childhood at Rotherham ; regular cinema‐goer in London ( Tooting ); educ. Bristol 1962–5 ; works on Croydon newspaper; lives in Bath ; teaches in Sheffield ; memorial in London ( Brixton ). ‘Bristol Trilogy’ 1966–71 , Wise Children 1991...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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..., Angela ( 1940–92 ) English novelist and short story writer. Renowned for her daring and innovative style, Carter is closely associated with magic realism . Her writing draws on legend and myth, and mixes past and present, a technique apparent in Nights at the Circus ( 1984 ), whose central character is half-woman, half-bird. Other writings include the novels The Magic Toyshop ( 1967 ) and The Passion of New Eve ( 1977 ), and short-story collections such as The Bloody Chamber ( 1979 ) and Fireworks ( 1987...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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169 words

..., Angela ( 1940–1992 ), British writer of novels, short stories, and plays; journalist, translator and editor of fairy tales, and feminist literary critic, born in Eastbourne, Sussex. Carter's interest in myth, allegory, and folk tale permeated her writing. Carter rewrote The Magic Toyshop ( 1967 ), an exploration of Freudian sexual fantasy, and “The Company of Wolves,” from The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories ( 1979 ), as screenplays; these reworkings of traditional fairy tales resonate particularly with young adult readers. Carter's acclaimed...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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..., Angela ( Angela Olive Stalker ; 1940–1992 ) British writer whose imaginative novels, which blend fantasy with realism, have won her a cult following. Born in Eastbourne, Angela Stalker was brought up in Yorkshire and London, failed to qualify for higher education, and followed her father into local journalism. Marrying in 1960 , she moved to Bristol, where she relieved her boredom as a housewife by taking a degree in English. Her first novel, Shadow Dance ( 1966 ), was written while she was still an undergraduate. Several Perceptions ( 1968 )...

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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2015
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... (2013). Easton, Alison , Angela Carter (2000). Gamble, Sarah , The Fiction of Angela Carter (2001). Grossman, Michele , ‘“Born to Bleed”: Myth, Pornography and Romance in Angela Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber”’, Minnesota Review , 30/31 (1988). Milne, Andrew , Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber: A Reader’s Guide (2007). Sage, Lorna (ed.), Flesh and the Mirror: Essays on the Art of Angela Carter (1994). Sheets, Robin Ann , ‘Pornography, Fairy Tales, and Feminism: Angela Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber”’, Journal of the History of...

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

..., Angela ( 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 Carter's early novels, which include Shadow Dance ( 1966 ), The Magic Toyshop ( 1967 ), and Love ( 1971 ), from the beginning she showed a much wider cultural and historical awareness of the polyglot aesthetic tradition within which she was working. She drew upon sources such as Kleist, the French conte cruel , Dinesen (Karen Blixen ), Stead , and...

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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Current Version:
2005
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...Chamber”’, Minnesota Review , 30/31 (1988). Gamble, Sarah , The Fiction of Angela Carter (2001). Milne, Andrew , Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber: A Reader's Guide (2007). Sage, Lorna (ed.), Flesh and the Mirror: Essays on the Art of Angela Carter (1994). Sheets, Robin Ann , ‘ Pornography, Fairy Tales, and Feminism: Angela Carter's “The Bloody Chamber” ’, Journal of the History of Sexuality , 1 (1991). Topping, Angela, Focus on The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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Current Version:
2006
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Literature
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...of Angela Carter: Fiction, Femininity, Feminism . London, 1997. A collection of essays on female sexuality and eroticism in Carter's works. Crofts, Charlotte . Anagrams of Desire: Angela Carter's Writing for Radio, Film, and Television . Manchester, U.K., 2003. A much-needed study of a neglected facet of Carter's career. Day, Aidan . Angela Carter: The Rational Glass . Manchester, U.K., 1998. A study positioning Carter as a rationalist feminist. Easton, Alison , ed. Angela Carter: Contemporary Critical Essays . London, 2000. Gamble, Sarah . Angela Carter: A...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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..., Angela ( 1940–92 ) Novelist and short story writer. Her work, imbued with a keen sense of the macabre and the wittily surreal, draws heavily on symbolism and themes derived from traditional fairy tales and folk myths. The Magic Toyshop ( 1967 , filmed 1986 ), associated her with the tradition of magic realism and was followed by Several Perceptions ( 1968 ). Succeeding novels— Heroes and Villains ( 1969 ), set in the aftermath of nuclear conflict, Love ( 1971 ), and The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr Hoffman ( 1972 )—further displayed a...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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373 words

..., Angela ( 1940–92 ) Novelist and short story writer , born in Eastbourne and educated at Bristol University. Her work, imbued with a keen sense of the macabre and the wittily surreal, draws heavily on symbolism and themes derived from traditional fairy tales and folk myths. Her first two books, a volume of poetry ( Unicorn , 1966 ) and a thriller ( Shadow Dance , 1966 ), were followed by The Magic Toyshop ( 1967 , filmed 1986 ), which associated her with the tradition of magic realism and won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize. Several Perceptions...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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...0Angela Angela Carter 1940 – 92 English novelist Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people. Wise Children (1991) ch. 4 comedy is tragedy that happens comedy is tragedy that happens happens to other ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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2008
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...0Angela Angela Carter 1940 – 92 English novelist Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people. Wise Children (1991) comedy is tragedy that happens comedy is tragedy that happens happens to other ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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34 words

...0Angela Angela Carter 1940 – 92 English novelist Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people. Wise Children (1991) ch. 4 comedy is tragedy that happens comedy is tragedy that happens happens to other ...

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A Dictionary of Gender Studies

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2017
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Social sciences, Sociology, Politics
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159 words

...Carter, Angela ( 1940–1992 ) British feminist writer and novelist who became famous for her rewriting of well-known fairy tales and her use of magic realism. Her best-known works are The Magic Toyshop ( 1967 ); The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr Hoffman ( 1972 ); The Passion of New Eve ( 1977 ); The Bloody Chamber ( 1979 ), a rewrite of ‘In Bluebeard’s Castle’; The Company of Wolves ( 1984 ), a rewrite of the fairy tale ‘Little Red Riding Hood’; Nights at the Circus ( 1984 ), and Wise Children ( 1991 ). Interested in the grotesque and...

Carter, Angela [Olive]

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., Angela [Olive] , née Angela Stalker ( 1940–1992 ) British novelist , short-story writer , essayist , and translator Shadow Dance [US: Honeybuzzard ] ( 1966 ) Fiction The Magic Toyshop ( 1967 ) Fiction Several Perceptions ( 1968 ) Fiction Heroes and Villains ( 1969 ) Fiction Love ( 1971 ) Fiction The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman [US: The War of Dreams ] ( 1972 ) Fiction Fireworks ( 1974 ) Fiction Short Stories The Passion of New Eve ( 1977 ) Fiction The Bloody Chamber, and Other Stories ( 1979 ) Fiction ...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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Angela Carter

Angela Carter  

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1940–1992)British writer whose imaginative novels, which blend fantasy with realism, have won her a cult following.Born in Eastbourne, Angela Stalker was brought up in Yorkshire and London, failed to ...
Wise Children

Wise Children  

A novel by Angela Carter, published in 1991. This novel departs almost entirely in narrative technique from the territory of fable and fantasy to which Carter had laid claim, though ...
Vivian Carter Mason

Vivian Carter Mason  

(b. 10 February 1900; d. 10 May 1982), activist, clubwoman.In her many roles as a clubwoman, social worker, and social activist, Vivian Carter Mason lived up to her words. ...

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