Lorna Sage

Standard Name: Sage, Lorna


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Dedications Michèle Roberts
The title story is dedicated to Lorna Sage , and the volume as a whole to her memory. Various other stories are dedicated to other friends and writers. Some were originally written for radio.
Newman, Jenny. “Michèle Roberts”. Contemporary British and Irish Fiction, edited by Sharon Monteith et al., Arnold, pp. 119-34.
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Fortune
Indeed, her whole motivation at this time is murky: though she apparently had a work-related reason, she may have been escaping from her marriage. Lorna Sage , following Lucy Sussex , suggested that MF was...
Family and Intimate relationships Angela Carter
In Japan AC had a younger lover, Sozo Araki , whom she calls Taro after a fictional character known as Momotaro or Peach Boy, who later had some success as a writer himself.
Turner, Jenny. “A New Kind of Being”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 21, pp. 7-14.
Friends, Associates Angela Carter
Her literary friends included Lorna Sage and Salman Rushdie , a fellow campaigner against the Falklands War. Through her contributions to the London Review of Books she formed a friendship with Susannah Clapp , an...
Friends, Associates Christine Brooke-Rose
Muriel Spark , a very old friend of CBR ,
Brooke-Rose, Christine. Invisible Author: Last Essays. Ohio State University Press.
also worked in intelligence during the war. Brooke-Rose later helped her by looking over and correcting French translations of Spark's works. Another early friend...
Health Angela Carter
AC said that she was a ravaged anorexic during her ludicrously overprotected adolescence.
Carter, Angela. Shaking a Leg: Journalism and Writings: Angela Carter. Chatto and Windus.
Having been a very fat child, nicknamed Fatty or Tubs (while her mother fed her with treats and took the line...
Health Angela Carter
Carter had not planned to get pregnant but intended to go ahead.
Gamble, Sarah. Angela Carter. A Literary Life. Palgrave Macmillan.
In the later stages her blood-pressure rose dangerously. She was insulted and enraged by an ante-natal clinic consultant, a female doctor who...
Literary responses Angela Carter
Anthony Burgess praised AC for doing something in this novel which she did in later ones as well: looking at the mess of contemporary life without flinching.
Lee, Alison. Angela Carter. Twayne.
Claire Harman points out surreal characters, the...
Literary responses Angela Carter
Carter herself called this book a juicy, overblown, exploding gothic lollipop.
Turner, Jenny. “A New Kind of Being”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 21, pp. 7-14.
Lorna Sage saw it as sceptically exploring Otherness, and demonstrating that escaping patriarchy does not mean escaping mythologies. Linden Peach commented that after...
Literary responses Marina Warner
Reviews, including those by Lorna Sage in the Times Literary Supplement, Ann Cornelisen in the New York Times Book Review, and Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times, were generally positive. They...
Literary responses Angela Carter
Lorna Sage and Linden Peach both considered this book very useful as a context for reading AC 's fiction.
Peach, Linden. Angela Carter. St Martin’s Press.
Halio, Jay L., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 14. Gale Research.
14: 212
ForJenny Turner it has the whooshing energy of deep release and satisfaction...
Literary responses Angela Carter
At the very end of her life, AC still felt that she was unrecognised,
Gamble, Sarah. Angela Carter. A Literary Life. Palgrave Macmillan.
perhaps because of her uncompromisingly left-wing politics. At the same time it made her rather miserable to think that...
Literary responses Maureen Duffy
Lorna Sage wrote that the trilogy made MDthe city's self-appointed laureate.
Platt, Edward. “25 Years fighting for writers’ rights”. ALCS News, No. 21, pp. 4-5.
In 2004 Marina Warner , re-reading this book, paid tribute to MD because we all owe her: she inaugurated some of the...
Literary responses Maureen Duffy
Reviewer Lorna Sage saw the book as an example of bricolage, with an underlying mysticism complicating the matter-of-fact world of daily life.
Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Gale Research.
Literary responses Elaine Feinstein
Lorna Sage in the Times Literary Supplement used the word obsessed about Feinstein's interest in the persistence of the past in her characters' lives. . . . The last war, the holocaust, the webs of...


By April 1976: Ellen Moers published at New York a pioneering...

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By April 1976

Ellen Moers published at New York a pioneering work of literary criticism entitled Literary Women.

7 September 2000: Lorna Sage published Bad Blood. A Memoir,...

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7 September 2000

Lorna Sage published Bad Blood. A Memoir, a remarkable, no-holds-barred account of her grandparents' dysfunctional marriage and her own growing up until her pregnancy at sixteen.

December 2001: Women writers for the first time outnumbered...

Women writers item

December 2001

Women writers for the first time outnumbered men in the Guardian newspaper's annual listing of the fastest-selling paperbacks in Britain.


Sage, Lorna. Angela Carter. Northcote House, 1994.
Sage, Lorna. “Doris Lessing obituary”. theguardian.com.
Trefusis, Violet, and Lorna Sage. Hunt the Slipper. Virago, 1983.
Sage, Lorna, and Violet Trefusis. “Introduction”. Hunt the Slipper, Virago, 1983, p. v - xiv.
Sage, Lorna. “Review of <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>Textermination</span> by Christine Brooke-Rose”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 4622, p. 20.
Sage, Lorna, editor. The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English. Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Sage, Lorna, editor. The Flesh and the Mirror: Essays on the Art of Angela Carter. Virago, 1994.
Sage, Lorna. “The Old Girl Network”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 3940, p. 1102.