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Angela Carter : a literary life

By: Gamble, Sarah

Part of the Literary lives series
023058098X / 9780230580985
Paperback
823.9'14
16/12/2005
Stock expected by 23/11/2019
England
22 cm viii, 239 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: 2006.

By the time of her death in 1992, Angela Carter had come to be regarded as one of the most successful and original British authors of the twentieth-century, and her writing has subsequently become the focus of a burgeoning body of criticism.

This book disentangles the cult of Angela Carter as 'the fairy godmother of magical realism' from her own claims to be a materialist and a 'demythologiser' by placing her within the social, political and theoretical context within which she wrote.

Drawing on Carter's own autobiographical articles as well as her novels and short stories, this study examines her engagement with topical issues such as national (particularly English) identity, class, politics and feminism, assessing the relationship between her life, her times and her art.

BIC:

2AB English, BG Biography: general, DSBH Literary studies: from c 1900 -, DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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