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Angela Carter
Edited by Alison Easton
 
Series: New Casebooks
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
12 Jun 2000
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Angela Carter's writings have been a source of pleasure, puzzlement and controversy ever since she was first published in the 1960s. Until her death in 1992 she was one of Britain's most exciting contemporary authors, particularly with her fantastical fictions and her feminist political essays on sex, gender and class. This collection of literary critical studies, from the Macmillan Casebook Series, provides a selection from the many different responses which her works have evoked over the past twenty years. Together they explore most of Carter's major writings and demonstrate a variety of feminist theoretical approaches.


Description

Angela Carter's writings have been a source of pleasure, puzzlement and controversy ever since she was first published in the 1960s. Until her death in 1992 she was one of Britain's most exciting contemporary authors, particularly with her fantastical fictions and her feminist political essays on sex, gender and class. This collection of literary critical studies, from the Macmillan Casebook Series, provides a selection from the many different responses which her works have evoked over the past twenty years. Together they explore most of Carter's major writings and demonstrate a variety of feminist theoretical approaches.


Contents

Acknowledgements
General Editors' Preface
Introduction: Reading Angela Carter; A. Easton
Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber and the Decolonization of Feminine Sexuality; M. Makinen
Angela Carter's The Sadeian Woman: Feminism as Treason; S. Keenan
The Violence of Gendering: Castration Images in Angela Carter's The Magic Toyshop, The Passion of New Eve, and 'Peter and the Wolf'; J. Wyatt
History and Women's Time: Heroes and Villains; G. Meaney
The Anti-Hero as Oedipus: Gender and the Postmodern Narrative in The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman; S. Robinson
Textualizing the Double-Gendered Body: Forms of the Grotesque in The Passion of New Eve; H. Johnson
Revamping Spectacle: Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus; M. Russo
Blond, Black and Hottentot Venus: Context and Critique in Angela Carter's 'Black Venus'; J. Matus
Angela Carter's Fetishism; C. Britzolakis
Seriously Funny: Wise Children; K. Webb
Further Reading
Notes on Contributors
Index


Authors

ALISON EASTON is Senior Lecturer in English at Lancaster University.

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