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Angela Carter (1940–1992)

Forfatter af The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

92+ Værker 22,907 Medlemmer 434 Anmeldelser 224 Favorited

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A powerful and disturbing writer, Angela Carter created haunting fiction about travelers surviving their passage through a disintegrating universe. Often based on myth or fairy tale-borrowed or invented for the occasion-her work evokes the most powerful aspects of sexuality and selfhood, of life vis mere and death, of apocalypse. Carter's most successful novels include The Magic Toyshop (1967), which received the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and Several Perceptions (1968), winner of the Somerset Maugham Award. The Passion of New Eve (1977), a story of the end of the world and its possible new beginning with failed mankind replaced by a self-generating womankind. She translated many fairy tales and wrote several collections of short stories, including The Bloody Chamber (1979) which won the Cheltenham Festival of Literature Award and was the basis for the powerful movie A Company of Wolves. She worked as a journalist and as a professor at Brown and the University of Texas. She published two nonfiction books of interest: Nothing Sacred, selected writings, and The Sadeian Woman (1979). (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Angela Carter

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories (1979) 5,597 eksemplarer, 149 anmeldelser
Nights at the Circus (1984) 2,695 eksemplarer, 51 anmeldelser
The Magic Toyshop (1967) 1,929 eksemplarer, 47 anmeldelser
Kloge børn : roman (1991) 1,929 eksemplarer, 40 anmeldelser
Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories (1995) 1,258 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman (1972) 1,101 eksemplarer, 17 anmeldelser
Den nye Evas lidelser (1977) 1,059 eksemplarer, 16 anmeldelser
Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales (2005) 880 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Black Venus (1986) 791 eksemplarer, 16 anmeldelser
Heroes and Villains (1969) 681 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Sades kvinder (1978) 611 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Wayward Girls & Wicked Women: An Anthology of Subversive Stories (1986) — Redaktør — 530 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Fireworks (1974) 484 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
The Virago Book of Fairy Tales (1990) 455 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Love (1971) 405 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Shaking a Leg: Collected Journalism and Writings (1997) 275 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Shadow Dance (1966) 250 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Expletives Deleted (1992) 188 eksemplarer
Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings (1982) 183 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (1977) — Oversætter — 168 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Several Perceptions (1968) 151 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Comic and Curious Cats (1979) 137 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Sea-Cat and Dragon King (2000) — Forfatter — 68 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Sleeping Beauty and Other Favourite Fairy Tales (1982) 62 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Curious Room: Plays, Film Scripts and an Opera (1996) 61 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Bluebeard (2011) 58 eksemplarer
Unicorn: The Poetry of Angela Carter (2015) 37 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Artificial Fire (1988) 31 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Lady of the House of Love [short story] (2015) 18 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The donkey prince (1970) 17 eksemplarer
Lizzie Borden (1996) 16 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Miss Z, the dark young lady (1970) 14 eksemplarer
Moonshadow (1982) 10 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Bloody Chamber [short story] 9 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The War of Dreams 3 eksemplarer
Mästerkatten i stövlar (2020) 3 eksemplarer
Meerkater und Drachenkönig (2003) 2 eksemplarer
Wise Children - play (2018) — Original novel — 2 eksemplarer
Vampirella 2 eksemplarer
The Snow Pavilion 2 eksemplarer
La pasión de la nueva Eva (1982) 1 eksemplar
Every Child's Cookery Book (1949) 1 eksemplar
Maître 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
Peter And The Wolf 1 eksemplar
Sirk Geceleri (2015) 1 eksemplar
Carter Angela 1 eksemplar
Kytice dívčích pohádek (1993) 1 eksemplar
The cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe [short fiction] (1982) 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
Krvava odaja 1 eksemplar

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The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Bidragyder — 1,140 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Classic Fairy Tales [Norton Critical Edition] (1998) — Bidragyder — 1,027 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (2011) — Bidragyder — 841 eksemplarer, 21 anmeldelser
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Spells of Enchantment: The Wondrous Fairy Tales of Western Culture (1991) — Bidragyder — 572 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
I Shudder at Your Touch (1991) — Bidragyder — 550 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (1992) — Bidragyder — 546 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy (1997) — Bidragyder — 518 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Don't Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England (1987) — Bidragyder — 486 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Bidragyder — 435 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993) — Bidragyder — 370 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories (1999) — Bidragyder — 354 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology (2015) — Bidragyder — 301 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection (1997) — Bidragyder — 286 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The New Gothic: A Collection of Contemporary Gothic Fiction (1991) — Bidragyder — 260 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixth Annual Collection (1993) — Bidragyder — 209 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998) — Bidragyder — 197 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories (1994) — Bidragyder — 191 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Erotica: Women's Writing from Sappho to Margaret Atwood (1990) — Bidragyder — 168 eksemplarer
Opium and Other Stories (1980) — Introduktion — 167 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women (1995) — Bidragyder — 166 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Granta 25: The Murderee (1988) — Bidragyder — 162 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourth Annual Collection (1991) — Bidragyder — 155 eksemplarer
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories (2006) — Bidragyder — 141 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Oxford Book of Villains (1992) — Bidragyder — 136 eksemplarer
Bedtime Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Bidragyder — 125 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Bidragyder — 123 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Penguin Book of International Women's Stories (1996) — Bidragyder — 115 eksemplarer
Nights at the Circus - play (1984) — Original novel — 111 eksemplarer
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Bidragyder — 111 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Werewolves and Shape Shifters (2010) — Bidragyder — 107 eksemplarer
Elsewhere, Vol. II (1982) — Bidragyder — 105 eksemplarer
Cat Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Bidragyder — 102 eksemplarer
Elsewhere, Vol. III (1984) — Bidragyder — 91 eksemplarer
The Granta Book of the Family (1995) — Bidragyder — 88 eksemplarer
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Bidragyder — 85 eksemplarer
The State of the Language [1980] (1980) — Bidragyder — 84 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Penguin Book of Erotic Stories by Women (1995) — Bidragyder — 82 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Granta 120: Medicine (2012) — Bidragyder — 82 eksemplarer
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories: The Twentieth Century, Volume 1 (1987) — Bidragyder — 78 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Interzone: The 1st Anthology (1985) 74 eksemplarer
Granta 8: Dirty Realism (1983) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (2019) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Passion Fruit (1986) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
Step Right Up: Stories of Carnivals, Sideshows, and the Circus (2004) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists (2003) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
Puss in Boots (Ladybird Favourite Tales) (1993) — Retold by, nogle udgaver48 eksemplarer
Reel Terror (1992) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
Over Our Dead Bodies: Women Against the Bomb (1983) — Forord — 47 eksemplarer
Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves and Ghosts: 25 Classic Stories of the Supernatural (2011) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Granta 3: The End of the English Novel (1980) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
The Virago Book of Wanderlust and Dreams (1998) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
In Search of the Simple Life: American Voices, Past and Present (1986) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
Mothers and Daughters: An Anthology (1998) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Stories To Get You Through The Night (2010) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
Lands of Never: Anthology of Modern Fantasy (1984) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Sexuality and Masquerade: The Dedalus Book of Sexual Ambiguity (1996) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
Vampire and Werewolf Stories (1998) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
Crossing the Border (1998) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Horror by Lamplight (1993) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
The Uncanny Gastronomic: Strange Tales of the Edible Weird (2023) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
The Young Oxford Book of Supernatural Stories (1996) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Best Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
More Devil's Kisses (1977) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Images of Frida Kahlo (1989) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver9 eksemplarer
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Das Hobbit-Buch (1988) — Forfatter — 7 eksemplarer
The Black Cabinet (1989) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Cook book note book (2017) — Notes, nogle udgaver6 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Doomed Romances: Strange Tales of Uncanny Love (2024) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Once Upon a Time There Was a Traveller: Asham Award-winning Stories (2013) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Mørkets gjerninger : 21 hårreisende kriminalhistorier (2001) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Οι κυρίες του τρόμου (1994) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Erotiske fortællinger fortalt af kvinder (1996) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver2 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

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THE DEEP ONES: "The Snow Pavilion" by Angela Carter i The Weird Tradition (april 2021)
Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter--Bowie's Top 100 i 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (november 2016)
BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE APRIL 2015 - CARTER & SOMERSET MAUGHAM i 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (september 2015)


Gothic dark fairytales, with descriptive prose that paints the visuals for someone who lacks imagination? Yes, this hits all the right spots for me.
NattAladdin | 148 andre anmeldelser | Jul 5, 2024 |
Valek626 | 46 andre anmeldelser | Jun 17, 2024 |
The Bloody Chamber - The first and titular story of the collection was quite disturbing, but beautiful all the same. All of Angela Carter's writing is beautiful and I really felt like I just understood this one. It's a retelling of Bluebeard which I didn't actually know the plot of and wouldn't have recognized without looking it up. So, I don't know how it compares to the original story but this was definitely the best of the collection and I think it was the longest as well.

The Courtship of Mr Lyon - This was the first of two Beauty and the Beast stories. I liked this one slightly better although I thought that the ending was a little rushed maybe. In this Beauty and the Beast story, Beauty's father steals a rose and so the Beast tells him to bring Beauty to have dinner with him at his house and she does and stays there out of obligation while the Beast helps her father regain his wealth. Eventually she leaves and promises to come back but gets distracted by her new wealth and almost returns too late. I tend to like Beauty and the Beast and once again Carter's writing was beautiful.

The Tiger's Bride - In this Beauty and the Beast story, Beauty's father looses her to the Beast at cards and the Beast just wants to see Beauty naked... eventually she does reveal herself to him and stays with him and is a beast as well? I found this one kind of confusing and didn't like any of the characters. It was definitely more unique than the first but I just didn't like it as much. There was also some abrasive licking that made my skin itch,

Puss-in-Boots - Similarly to Bluebeard, I don't think I'd ever read a Puss-in-Boots story before... This one was fine. Puss helps his Master get with a pretty lady in a tower even though she's married. I do appreciate hearing from a cat's perspective I guess.

The Erl-King - This was probably my second favorite story after The Bloody Chamber. I had never heard of the story this is based off before, but I really enjoyed it, especially the ending. In a weird way it kind of reminded me of Hansel and Gretel but just with Gretel and the Witch who in this case would be the Erl-King. (He's not a witch... more of a forest spirit/fairy/monster).

The Snow Child - This one was only two pages long but it still somehow managed to be the worst in the collection. There was necrophilia/pedophilia involved and I simply could have gone without. I mean obviously the two main characters the Count and his wife were meant to be awful so I can maybe understand what it was going for but the disgusting bits ruined this story for me and there wasn't enough of anything else to really redeem it for me.

The Lady in the House of Love - A vampire lady lives alone with her nurse until a young man comes and I guess she turns human and dies. This one was okay I guess, but it was when reading this one that I noticed just how often virginity is mentioned. Why does every story have to mention that somebody is a virgin over and over again... It's such a tiresome trope. Sometimes I think it's definitely okay and can make sense, but in almost every story.... Idk. This one had some interesting bits about how the young man is also fighting in a war that he comes from and then returns to after the events of the story but I don't really know what to make of that..

The Werewolf - This was a Little Red Riding Hood retelling. I do like Little Red Riding Hood stories but in this one and the next there was a lot of chopping off the limbs of wolves and that just makes me kind of sad. Red Riding Hood is a badass here and chops off the wolf's paw only to find that it was her grandma who was a werewolf. I kind of liked the Salem Witch Trial vibes of this one. It was okay I guess but it mostly just made me sad.

The Company of Wolves - This was another sort of Red Riding Hood story, but also not. I appreciate the details about how if you burn a werewolf's clothing they will remain a werewolf forever. That is one of my favorite pieces of werewolf lore and I think it is sorely underutilized. It reminds me of the Lais of Marie de France's werewolves which I like a lot. However, even though I read this just last night maybe 10 hours ago I already forgot most of it. I think a woman marries a man who disappears (because he is a werewolf) so she gets remarried and has kids but then the first husband finally returns and gets mad. Something like that...

Wolf-Alice - This one was possibly the weirdest in the collection and the most difficult to follow. I thought it was a weak end to the collection. A girl is raised as a wolf even though she's human and she works for a duke and grows up and... I honestly don't really know what happened. Maybe I could reread it but I was also pretty drained at this point. Regardless, I think this was one of the weaker stories of the collection and could have been cut (along with The Snow Child).
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ZetaRiemann | 148 andre anmeldelser | Jun 9, 2024 |
Concept: 4 stars
Magical realism: 5 stars
Symbolism: 4 stars
Literary merit: 4 stars
Narrative coherence: 3 stars
therebelprince | 16 andre anmeldelser | Apr 21, 2024 |


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