Angela Carter

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AC was a prolific writer in many genres throughout the later twentieth century. Best known for her novels and short stories, she also wrote plays (for radio, screen and stage), poetry, children's stories, journal articles, an opera libretto, and a critical work on the Marquis de Sade (as well as on pornography and women's relation to it). A translator of Charles Perrault 's fairy tales, she edited several fairy-tale collections, and an anthology of women's tales. Her name is prominent in critical discussion of various recent modes of fiction: magic realist, gothic, and feminist.
Black-and-white portrait photograph of Angela Carter, seated, at an event in Lecce, Italy, May            1986.
"Angela Carter" by Leonardo Candarmo, 1986-01-05. Retrieved from https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/angela-carter-english-writer-lecce-italy-may-1986-news-photo/1129521728. This image is licensed under the GETTY IMAGES CONTENT LICENCE AGREEMENT.

Milestones

7 May 1940
Angela Stalker (later AC ) was born at Eastbourne in Sussex, where her family was evacuated because of the second world war.
Carter, Angela. Shaking a Leg: Journalism and Writings: Angela Carter. Chatto and Windus, 1997.
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Sage, Lorna. Angela Carter. Northcote House, 1994.
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Gamble, Sarah. Angela Carter. A Literary Life. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
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January 1979
AC published her collection of re-imagined fairy tales, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories.
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Halio, Jay L., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 14. Gale Research, 1983.
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Peach, Linden. Angela Carter. St Martin’s Press, 1998.
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By 28 September 1984
AC published her witty and exuberant magic realist novel Nights at the Circus, featuring a winged heroine.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
December 1991
AC 's last television script, The Holy Family Album, was shown, to predictable controversy and outrage.
Gamble, Sarah. Angela Carter. A Literary Life. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
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16 February 1992
AC died of lung cancer at home in London.
Contemporary Authors. Gale Research, 1962.
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Sage, Lorna. Angela Carter. Northcote House, 1994.
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Biography

Birth and Family

7 May 1940
Angela Stalker (later AC ) was born at Eastbourne in Sussex, where her family was evacuated because of the second world war.
Carter, Angela. Shaking a Leg: Journalism and Writings: Angela Carter. Chatto and Windus, 1997.
3
Sage, Lorna. Angela Carter. Northcote House, 1994.
ix
Gamble, Sarah. Angela Carter. A Literary Life. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
14