Standard Name: Carter, Angela
Birth Name: Angela Olive Stalker
Married Name: Angela Olive Carter
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.
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Charles Baudelaire|
|Friends, Associates||Elaine Feinstein|
Most significant among those who taught her were Angela Carter and Malcolm Bradbury , especially the former: she had applied for this course on the strength of her reading of Carter 's The Bloody Chamber...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Ali Smith||
The book's narrator is an unnamed, ungendered arborist in mourning for his or her unnamed, ungendered partner, a literary academic whose spectre lingers about the book both figuratively, in the form of unfinished lectures, and...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Rosalind Coward||
With essays under such titles as Ideal Homes, Kissing, Naughty but Nice: Food Pornography, and Men's Bodies, Female Desire interrogates the matter-of-fact details and events of everyday life, revealing the complex...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Sarah Waters||
SW puts in puts in something like a regular work day when writing, but keeps going to all hours when re-writing. Despite her success, she still finds the process largely torture. And yet [s]tarting...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Doris Lessing|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Pat Barker||
She produced three sensitive and polite
novels (which have never been published), set among the middle class to which she now belonged. Then she attended a creative writing course in which novelist Angela Carter read...
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Naomi Mitchison||
This book takes another sombre look at the national and international political situation. In the title story the three little pigs are cowering in their brick house, still afraid, while the fourth imagines the agony...
|Literary responses||Christina Stead||
One outspoken admirer of CS was Angela Carter , who likened the experience of reading her to plunging into the mess of life itself'.
She strongly recommended Stead's work for re-issuing in the Virago Modern...
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
|Literary responses||Mary Fortune||
To critic Andrew ManghamThe White Maniac examplifies a Victorian fascination with the potential for violence and irrationality in female adolescents, and detection as sustain[ing] a number of social hierarchies through the actual and figurative...
|Literary responses||Elizabeth Jolley||
Angela Carter , reviewing Foxybaby for the New York Review of Books, described its characters as lonely, loony, unhappy, existentially deranged, and praised EJ 's ability to combine profound feeling with low farce, high...
|Literary responses||Jackie Kay|
|Literary responses||Leonora Carrington||
Its publisher notes Angela Carter 's praise for LC 's writing: Her work bristles with a fierce, unconventional brand of feminism; anger gives it its final edge of irony and power
“The Complete Stories, Leonora Carrington”. Dorothy, A Publishing Project.
By early November 1973
Experimental novelist B. S. Johnson prefaced his short-story volume Aren't You Rather Young To Be Writing Your Memoirs? with a polemical critique listing only sixteen serious contemporary British writers.