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Angela Carter : a literary life

Author: Sarah Gamble
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Series: Literary lives (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Angela Carter's life was an eventful and vagrant one, including travels to Japan, Russia, American and Australia, and early success in the 1960s that did not last into the 1970s. But by the time of her tragically early death in 1992, Carter had become recognised as one of the most successful and original British literary figures of the twentieth century and she has subsequently become one of the most studied  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Angela Carter; Angela Carter
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Gamble
ISBN: 0333992938 9780333992937
OCLC Number: 60550480
Description: viii, 239 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Is she fact, or is she fiction? --
Alienated is the only way to be --
I'm a sucker for the worker hero --
What were the sixties really like? --
A quite different reality --
My now stranger's eye --
You write from your own history --
Conclusion: posthumous fame is no comfort at all.
Series Title: Literary lives (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Sarah Gamble.
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"Angela Carter's life was an eventful and vagrant one, including travels to Japan, Russia, American and Australia, and early success in the 1960s that did not last into the 1970s. But by the time of her tragically early death in 1992, Carter had become recognised as one of the most successful and original British literary figures of the twentieth century and she has subsequently become one of the most studied authors in British universities. This book disentangles the cult of Angela Carter as 'the fairy godmother of magical realism' from her own claims to be a materialist and 'demythologiser' by placing her within the social, political and cultural context within which she worked. Drawing on Carter's own autobiographical articles, as well as her fiction, journalism, radio plays and TV programmes, this study examines Carter's engagement with national (particularly English) identity, class, politics and feminism, assessing the relationship between her life, her times and her art."--BOOK JACKET.

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