Angela Carter s Pyrotechnics

Angela Carter s Pyrotechnics

Representing a shift in Carter studies for the 21st century, this book critically explores her legacy and showcases the current state of Angela Carter scholarship.

Author: Charlotte Crofts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1350182729

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Representing a shift in Carter studies for the 21st century, this book critically explores her legacy and showcases the current state of Angela Carter scholarship. It gives new insights into Carter's pyrotechnic creativity and pays tribute to her incendiary imagination in a reappraisal of Angela Carter's work, her influences and influence. Drawing attention to the highly constructed artifice of Angela Carter's work, it brings to the fore her lesser-known collection of short stories, Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces to reposition her as more than just the author of The Bloody Chamber. On the way, it also explores the impact of her experiences living in Japan, in the light of Edmund Gordon's 2016 biography and Natsumi Ikoma's translation of Sozo Araki's Japanese memoirs of Carter.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fireworks

Fireworks

‘I started to write short pieces when I was living in a room too small to write a novel in.’ So says Angela Carter of this collection, written during a period living in Toyko.

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473547667

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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‘I started to write short pieces when I was living in a room too small to write a novel in.’ So says Angela Carter of this collection, written during a period living in Toyko. These exotic, sensuous stories represent Carter’s first major achievement in the short story form. Lush imaginary forests, a murderous puppet show and an expressionistic vision of Japan: each one instantly conjures an atmosphere, dark and luminous in turn, and from the recognisably daring imagination of one of the great twentieth-century stylists.
Categories: Fiction

Fireworks

Fireworks

Tells the stories of an expatriate Englishman, a Japanese mistress, a murderous puppet, an executioner's daughter, and an obsessive hunter

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0140105883

Category: Fiction

Page: 133

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Tells the stories of an expatriate Englishman, a Japanese mistress, a murderous puppet, an executioner's daughter, and an obsessive hunter
Categories: Fiction

Modern British Women Writers

Modern British Women Writers

The Hoffmann Connection : Demystification in Angela Carter's The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr. Hoffmann . ... Technics and Pyrotechnics .

Author: Vicki K.. Janik

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313310300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 428

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This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 58 British women writers of the 20th century. Some of these writers were born in England, while others, such as Katherine Mansfield and Doris Lessing, came from countries of the former Empire or Commonwealth. The volume also includes entries for women of color, such as Kamala Markandaya and Buchi Emecheta.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Bloody Chamber Wise Children Fireworks

The Bloody Chamber  Wise Children  Fireworks

"A hardcover omnibus edition of three classic works by British writer Angela Carter: two story collections (The Bloody Chamber and Fireworks) and one novel (Wise Children).

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher:

ISBN: 1841593834

Category:

Page: 504

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In The Bloody Chamber, Carter's famous collection of deeply unsettling stories inspired by fairy tales, a Beauty is turned into a Beast and Little Red Riding's grandmother is stoned to death as a witch; a young music student is swept off her feet in Paris by a middle-aged aristocrat and transported to his ancestral abode to re-enact the story of Bluebeard against a sumptuous fin de si�cle background; a British soldier on a cycling holiday in Transylvania in the summer of 1914 finds himself the guest of an alluring female vampire. By contrast, in Wise Children, Carter's last novel), the comic, the bawdy and the life-enhancing prevail. An irrepressible elderly lady recalls the many colourful decades she and her sister spent as vaudeville performers - a tale as full of twins and mistaken identities as any plot of Shake- speare's. The early collection, Fireworks, reveals Carter taking her first forays into the fantastic writing that was to become her unforgettable legacy. The Everyman's Library omnibus gathers the best of Angela Carter in one astonishing volume.
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The World of Angela Carter

The World of Angela Carter

In addition, Carter's fabulatory pyrotechnics abound with allusions and references to Classical mythology, the Bible, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Chuang Tzu, ...

Author: Dani Cavallaro

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786487233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Angela Carter, a prolific author who worked in numerous genres, remains one of the most important British writers of the last century. She was particularly renowned for her investigation of cultural mythologies, which shape our lives but which we often leave unexamined. This text explores a selection of Carter’s novels and short stories, supplemented with her perspectives on politics, society and aesthetics, and her attempts to redefine popular genres such as the fairy tale. This critical work is a strong addition to the scholarship on this important but often overlooked writer.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Angela Carter

Angela Carter

CRITICISM OF ANGELA CARTER'S WORK AND OTHER RELEVANT SECONDARY SOURCES Albinski, ... Brockway, James, 'Gothic Pyrotechnics', Books and Bookmen, 20, ...

Author: Linden Peach

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137049308

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This revised new edition reviews Carter's novels in the light of recent critical developments and offers entirely new perspectives on her work. There is now extended discussion of Carter's most widely-studied novels, including The Passion of New Eve and Nights at the Circus, and discussion of the long essay The Sadeian Woman.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fireworks

Fireworks

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:317701884

Category:

Page: 133

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International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticism

International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticism

... and sexuality (Germany's pyrotechnic theater), as well as to subvert these and other hierarchies of age, empire and gender (Angela Carter, Kevin Anger).

Author: Greta Gaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134079599

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

View: 640

Exploring environmental literature from a feminist perspective, this volume presents a diversity of feminist ecocritical approaches to affirm the continuing contributions, relevance, and necessity of a feminist perspective in environmental literature, culture, and science. Feminist ecocriticism has a substantial history, with roots in second- and third-wave feminist literary criticism, women’s environmental writing and social change activisms, and eco-cultural critique, and yet both feminist and ecofeminist literary perspectives have been marginalized. The essays in this collection build on the belief that the repertoire of violence (conceptual and literal) toward nature and women comprising our daily lives must become central to our ecocritical discussions, and that basic literacy in theories about ethics are fundamental to these discussions. The book offers an international collection of scholarship that includes ecocritical theory, literary criticism, and ecocultural analyses, bringing a diversity of perspectives in terms of gender, sexuality, and race. Reconnecting with the histories of feminist and ecofeminist literary criticism, and utilizing new developments in postcolonial ecocriticism, animal studies, queer theory, feminist and gender studies, cross-cultural and international ecocriticism, this timely volume develops a continuing and international feminist ecocritical perspective on literature, language, and culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Invention of Angela Carter

The Invention of Angela Carter

She finished revising Fireworks late in the evening of 5 november (as she worked, the pyrotechnics of her title must have filled the air outside).

Author: Edmund Gordon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190626846

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 525

View: 309

"With unprecedented access to its subject's personal records and informed by fresh, unvarnished anecdotes from family, friends, and colleagues, Edmund Gordon's biography provides the first full account of Angela Carter's amazing life and enduring work"--
Categories: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Critical Ecofeminism

Critical Ecofeminism

... species, and sexuality and to subvert these and other hierarchies of age, empire, and gender (Angela Carter, Kevin Anger). Do fireworks “mean” anything ...

Author: Greta Gaard

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498533591

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 913

Australian feminist philosopher Val Plumwood coined the term “critical ecofeminism” to “situate humans in ecological terms and non-humans in ethical terms,” for “the two tasks are interconnected, and cannot be addressed properly in isolation from each other.” Variously using the terms “critical ecological feminism,” “critical anti-dualist ecological feminism,” and “critical ecofeminism,” Plumwood’s work developed amid a range of perspectives describing feminist intersections with ecopolitical issues—i.e., toxic production and toxic wastes, indigenous sovereignty, global economic justice, species justice, colonialism and dominant masculinity. Well over a decade before the emergence of posthumanist theory and the new materialisms, Plumwood’s critical ecofeminist framework articulates an implicit posthumanism and respect for the animacy of all earthothers, exposing the linkages among diverse forms of oppression, and providing a theoretical basis for further activist coalitions and interdisciplinary scholarship. Had Plumwood lived another ten years, she might have described her work as “Anthropocene Ecofeminism,” “Critical Material Ecofeminism,” “Posthumanist Anticolonial Ecofeminism”—all of these inflections are present in her work. Here, Critical Ecofeminism advances upon Plumwood’s intellectual, activist, and scholarly work by exploring its implications for a range of contemporary perspectives and issues--critical animal studies, plant studies, sustainability studies, environmental justice, climate change and climate justice, masculinities and sexualities. With the insights available through a critical ecofeminism, these diverse eco-justice perspectives become more robust.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Re Orienting the Fairy Tale

Re Orienting the Fairy Tale

Ikoma, Natsumi. “Carter and Japanese Signs: Bunraku, Mishima, Irezumi, and Sozo Araki.” Pyrotechnics: The Incandescent Imagination of Angela Carter ...

Author: Mayako Murai

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814345375

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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New approaches to decenter Eurocentric perspectives in fairy tales and lift up storytelling cultures across the globe.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Angela Carter Surrealist Psychologist Moral Pornographer

Angela Carter  Surrealist  Psychologist  Moral Pornographer

A Map of Reading On September 22, 1962, a 22-year-old Angela Carter finished ... of thought of one of the twentieth century«s most pyrotechnic writers.

Author: Scott A. Dimovitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317181118

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

View: 739

Contributing to the conversation regarding Angela Carter's problematic relationship with what she viewed as the interrelated traditions of surrealism and psychoanalysis, Scott Dimovitz explores the intricate connections between Carter's private life and her public writing. He begins with Carter's assertion that it was through her "exual and emotional life" that she was radicalized, drawing extensively on the British Library's recently archived collection of Carter's private papers, journals, and letters to show how that radicalization happened and what it meant both for her worldview and for her writings. Through close textual analysis and a detailed study of her papers, Dimovitz analyzes the ways in which this second-wave feminist's explorations of sexuality merged with her investigations into surrealism and psychoanalysis, an engagement that ultimately led to the explosively surreal allegories of Carter's later, more complex, and more accomplished work. His study not only offers a new way to view Carter's oeuvre, but also makes the case for the importance of Angela Carter's vision in understanding the transformations in feminist thinking from the postwar to the postfeminist generation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Angela Carter New Critical Readings

Angela Carter  New Critical Readings

So extravagantly, wholeheartedly had she dressed herself that her flying hems quite obscured Melanie's father. . . . her mother exploded in a pyrotechnic ...

Author: Sonya Andermahr

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441169280

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

View: 938

Covering her early poetry and journalism as well as her fictional writings, leading international scholars explore new directions in scholarship on Angela Carter.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Angela Carter

Angela Carter

It gives the illusion of a random structure that , one might argue , is closer to being
" lifelike ” than to traditional codes of realism , but it is , most of all , a novel that
emphasizes its literariness especially through its verbal pyrotechnics . Carter's ...

Author: Alison Lee

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:39015041059810

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 146

View: 409

This book presents information on Angela Carter's life and literary criticism on her novels.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fireworks

Fireworks

Nine Stories in Various Disguises Angela Carter. SC runs out of road accidents
so that it doesn ' t look real . I used to walk through the streets for miles and I
would clap my hands with childlike pleasure , I would enthusiastically applaud
the ...

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: UCSC:32106007653972

Category: Fiction

Page: 133

View: 194

A selection of contemporary Gothic stories in which erotic, exotic, and horrific themes are used to reveal the influence of the unconscious and illuminate our place in the world
Categories: Fiction

Books and Bookmen

Books and Bookmen

Gothic pyrotechnics 55 in Fireworks . drawer with pot - pourri and forgotten.
JAMES BROCKWAY ... This year , instead of a novel , Angela Carter has offered
us a fireworks display : Nine Profane Pieces , nine tales * . Tales , not short
stories ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105015540987

Category: Bibliography

Page:

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Categories: Bibliography

Novel Style

Novel Style

This is because Carter's strongest writing, for all its pyrotechnics and play, for all of its ... Appignanesi, Lisa, Angela Carter with Lisa Appignanesi', ...

Author: Ben Masters

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191078774

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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We live in a time of linguistic plainness. This is the age of the tweet and the internet meme; the soundbite, the status, the slogan. Everything reduced to its most basic components. Stripped back. Pared down. Even in the world of literature, where we might hope to find some linguistic luxury, we are flirting with a recessionary mood. Big books abound, but rhetorical largesse at the level of the sentence is a shrinking economy. There is a prevailing minimalist sensibility in the twenty-first century. Novel Style is driven by a conviction that elaborate writing opens up unique ways of thinking; crucial and enriching ways that are endangered when expression is reduced to its leanest possible forms. By re-examining the works of frequently misunderstood English stylists of the late twentieth century (Anthony Burgess, Angela Carter, Martin Amis), as well as a newer generation of twenty-first-century stylists (Zadie Smith, Nicola Barker, David Mitchell), Ben Masters argues for the ethical power of stylistic flamboyance in fiction and demonstrates how being a stylist and an ethicist are one and the same thing. A passionate championing of elaborate writing and close reading, Novel Style illuminates what it means to have style and how style can change us. .
Categories: Literary Criticism