The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Author : Angela Carter
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2012-10-31
ISBN 10 : 9781409015369
ISBN 13 : 140901536X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories Book Description:

Discover Angela Carter’s classic feminist retelling of favourite fairy tales interwoven by a master of seductive, luminous storytelling. From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories. ‘Magnificent set pieces of fastidious sensuality’ Ian McEwan ‘A quirky, original, and baroque stylist’ Margaret Atwood Featuring an introduction from award-winning short story writer Helen Simpson

The Bloody Chamber

The Bloody Chamber
Author : Angela Carter
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1979
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1015431561
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloody Chamber Book Description:

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Author : Angela Carter (Schriftstellerin, Grossbritannien)
Publisher :
Total Pages : 146
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : OCLC:823278242
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories Book Description:

The Bloody Chamber Wise Children Fireworks

The Bloody Chamber  Wise Children  Fireworks
Author : Angela Carter
Publisher :
Total Pages : 504
Release : 2018-03-15
ISBN 10 : 1841593834
ISBN 13 : 9781841593838
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloody Chamber Wise Children Fireworks Book Description:

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.

Horribly Sexy How Sexuality Becomes Gothic in Angela Carters The Bloody Chamber

Horribly Sexy  How Sexuality Becomes Gothic in Angela Carters  The Bloody Chamber
Author : Juliane Strätz
Publisher :
Total Pages : 20
Release : 2014-09-05
ISBN 10 : 3656733007
ISBN 13 : 9783656733003
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horribly Sexy How Sexuality Becomes Gothic in Angela Carters The Bloody Chamber Book Description:

Scientific Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Potsdam (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: The British writer Angela Carter got famous for her short stories and her examination of "The Sadeian Woman." In her writing she often deals with sexuality and power. The story "The Bloody Chamber" is one of ten short stories in Angela Carter's collection "The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories," which was published in 1979. In this particular story she reworks the fairy tale of Blue Beard and transforms it into a feminist retelling by combining it with results from "The Sadeian Woman." With this work she wants "not simply to point out what is wrong with conventional representations of gender; she is concerned at once to offer different representations, different models" (Day 134). Thus her short stories are full of variety and different topics and take place in a Gothic atmosphere. Carter herself claimed that she followed a realism because she wanted to fulfill the desire of the people to believe the word as fact (Day 134). Therefore she uses topics which are familiar to everybody. Sexuality in a wider sense is one of the predominant ones in her stories. It shows a "sexuality that is situated beyond cultural borders and might therefore be more 'natural' than the conventional notions of sexual identity" (Gruss 212). However, the sexuality in "The Bloody Chamber" often seems strange, abhorrent and even disgusting. Thus, especially the sexuality serves to create a Gothic atmosphere by the help of different means. In the following paper I want to examine how this is done by use of three Gothic concepts: The haunting, abject and grotesque, and the uncanny.

Burning Your Boats

Burning Your Boats
Author : Angela Carter
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 462
Release : 1996
ISBN 10 : 9780099592914
ISBN 13 : 0099592916
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Burning Your Boats Book Description:

As well as her eight novels, Angela Carter published four wonderful collections of short stories during her lifetime, and contributed stories to several anthologies. The stories were scattered amongst different publishers, and a couple of the volumes are now out of print. In Burning your Boats they are gathered for the first time; this is a key collection and a major event for Angela Carter aficionados.

Inside the Bloody Chamber

Inside the Bloody Chamber
Author : Christopher Frayling
Publisher : Oberon Books
Total Pages : 200
Release : 2015-12-22
ISBN 10 : 1783198214
ISBN 13 : 9781783198214
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside the Bloody Chamber Book Description:

Leading cultural historian and broadcaster Christopher Frayling reflects on gothic themes in literature, art and popular culture, through the lens of his friendship and correspondence with Angela Carter during her formative ‘Bath years’, during which she wrote most of her key works; The Bloody Chamber, The Sadeian Woman, The Passion of New Eve. Inside the Bloody Chamber collects Frayling’s articles, essays and lectures written since then on various aspects of the Gothic—several in hard-to-find places, many never published before, but all revised for this new book. The subjects match Angela’s interests, are mirrored in the stories within The Bloody Chamber—and mesh with his memories of their time together in Bath in the 1970s.

Bodies that bleed

Bodies that bleed
Author : Anna Pasolini
Publisher : Ledizioni
Total Pages : 137
Release : 2020-01-15
ISBN 10 : 9788855260404
ISBN 13 : 8855260405
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bodies that bleed Book Description:

This work aims to develop new readings of the poetics and the politics of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories (1979) in the light of the bodily metamorphoses represented in the fairy tales. Metamorphic processes can be said to inform the stories of the collection both in a thematic and a stylistic perspective and address the need to rethink human experience altogether, especially as regards heterosexual relationships and power distribution between the sexes. By exhibiting the body and its changes in texts where it is traditionally concealed or treated as a natural essence, Carter foregrounds the powerful potential of metamorphosis – as a concept, a topic, a structuring and guiding principle, and as a proposed model – in order to expose and challenge patriarchal myths and discourses, which slow down or even prevent the progressive empowerment of women’s conditions and positions within society (in the Seventies as well as today). Carter’s creativity and commitment are engaged in a productive dialogue with some contemporary feminist philosophers, to show how and why her fairy tales and their transformative potential can be – once again – signified anew.

Horribly sexy How sexuality becomes gothic in Angela Carters The Bloody Chamber

Horribly sexy  How sexuality becomes gothic in Angela Carters  The Bloody Chamber
Author : Juliane Strätz
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Total Pages : 12
Release : 2014-09-02
ISBN 10 : 9783656733041
ISBN 13 : 365673304X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horribly sexy How sexuality becomes gothic in Angela Carters The Bloody Chamber Book Description:

Scientific Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Potsdam (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: The British writer Angela Carter got famous for her short stories and her examination of "The Sadeian Woman". In her writing she often deals with sexuality and power. The story "The Bloody Chamber" is one of ten short stories in Angela Carter’s collection "The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories", which was published in 1979. In this particular story she reworks the fairy tale of Blue Beard and transforms it into a feminist retelling by combining it with results from "The Sadeian Woman". With this work she wants “not simply to point out what is wrong with conventional representations of gender; she is concerned at once to offer different representations, different models” (Day 134). Thus her short stories are full of variety and different topics and take place in a Gothic atmosphere. Carter herself claimed that she followed a realism because she wanted to fulfill the desire of the people to believe the word as fact (Day 134). Therefore she uses topics which are familiar to everybody. Sexuality in a wider sense is one of the predominant ones in her stories. It shows a “sexuality that is situated beyond cultural borders and might therefore be more ‘natural’ than the conventional notions of sexual identity” (Gruss 212). However, the sexuality in "The Bloody Chamber" often seems strange, abhorrent and even disgusting. Thus, especially the sexuality serves to create a Gothic atmosphere by the help of different means. In the following paper I want to examine how this is done by use of three Gothic concepts: The haunting, abject and grotesque, and the uncanny.