The central plot features the relationship between two writers: Bradley Pearson, whose severe standards have caused him to suffer from writer's block, and Arnold Baffin, a more facile and popular author, discovered by Pearson. Baffin's...
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.
saw it as sceptically exploring Otherness, and demonstrating that escaping patriarchy does not mean escaping mythologies. Linden Peach
commented that after...
set Picnic, Lightning, her second story in The May Anthology of 1997, amid louche society in Paris. She acknowledges the influence of Nabokov
(whose most famous narrator, Humbert Humbert, has a mother...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text
The essays comprising part one cover such topics as the 1968 student protests in Paris, the writer Marguerite Yourcenar
, and the case of Gabrielle Russier
, while the reviews of part two take...