Archives by Tag 'Angela Carter'

‘American Ghosts and Old World Wonders’ by Angela Carter

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sometimes reading books can be a bit like following the clues to a treasure hunt, one book leading you on to find the next, and that’s exactly what happened to me with this book.  Reading Bill Willingham’s Fables: Legends in Exile made me think about other fairy tale adaptations that I’ve enjoyed, which instantly put [...]

Review: ‘Fireworks’ by Angela Carter

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Sunday, November 21, 2010

Title: Author: Angela Carter Published: Penguin, 1987, pp. 133.  Originally published 1974 Genre: Short stories Blurb: In each of these mesmerising tales is a search for heightened sensitivity.  Reality is left behind.  Filtering ordinary experience through her hallucinatory imagination, Angela Carter exposes the subterranean desires and obsessive fears lurking in the unconscious.  Her characters are [...]

Review: ‘Wayward Girls and Wicked Women’ ed. Angela Carter

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Friday, August 20, 2010

This collection of stories, about bad girls and wicked women, extols the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners. The authors featured include Ama Ata Aidoo, Djuna Barnes, Jane Bowles, Colette, Bessie Head, Katherine Mansfield and Jamaica Kincaid.  (Goodreads Summary) Although I really enjoy Angela Carter’s own short stories, evidently I’m not as [...]