The Passion Of New Eve

The Passion Of New Eve

I know nothing.

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349008172

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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I know nothing. I am a tabula rasa, a blank sheet of paper, an unhatched egg. I have not yet become a woman, although I possess a woman's shape. Not a woman, no: both more and less than a real woman. Now I am a being as mythic and monstrous as Mother herself . . . ' New York has become the City of Dreadful Night where dissolute Leilah performs a dance of chaos for Evelyn. But this young Englishman's fate lies in the arid desert, where a many-breasted fertility goddess will wield her scalpel to transform him into the new Eve.
Categories: Fiction

The Archetypes in Angela Carter s novels

The Archetypes in Angela Carter s novels

The focus is on the novels "The Passion of New Eve", "Heroes and Villains", "The Sadeian Woman", "Nights at the Circus" and "The Magic Toyshop".

Author: Mohammad El Sayed

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783346029485

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

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Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2019 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: Excellent, Cairo University, course: English Literature, language: English, abstract: The thesis discusses some of the archetypal themes, characters, and plots in selected novels by Angela Carter guided by the ideas of the Swiss Psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung. The focus is on the novels "The Passion of New Eve", "Heroes and Villains", "The Sadeian Woman", "Nights at the Circus" and "The Magic Toyshop". Angela Carter both conveys and challenges the traditional archetype within her multiple works of literature. Her work is the subject of literary attention and critique, specifically due to its approach to challenging male patriarchy and her choice of brusque language as her form of expression. Her novels present rather unconventional women and heroes’ journeys that are far from typical. Her shift from conforming to the typical offers an interesting dimension from which to assess her understanding of archetypes and the deliberate ways through which she destroys them through her writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Beyond Extremes

Beyond Extremes

An Exercise in Cultural History und insbesondere ihrem Roman The Passion of
New Eve . Zentral ist hierbei Carters Konzept des " moral pornographer " , der ,
indem er mit dem Mythos von der Zeit- und Kulturenthobenheit der Sexualität
bricht ...

Author: Stefan Glomb

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 3823360973

Category: Civilization, Modern, in literature

Page: 398

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Categories: Civilization, Modern, in literature

The Disobedient Writer

The Disobedient Writer

happily - ever - after of the fairy tale or of the stories in society magazines that the
nurse had read avidly . 4 Myth is a made thing , not a found thing . ANGELA
CARTER , THE PASSION OF NEW EVE If , as Zipes and others have noted , fairy
 ...

Author: Nancy A. Walker

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292790961

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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For centuries, women who aspired to write had to enter a largely male literary tradition that offered few, if any, literary forms in which to express their perspectives on lived experience. Since the nineteenth century, however, women writers and readers have been producing "disobedient" counter-narratives that, while clearly making reference to the original texts, overturn their basic assumptions. This book looks at both canonical and non-canonical works, over a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres, that offer counter-readings of familiar Western narratives. Nancy Walker begins by probing women's revisions of two narrative traditions pervasive in Western culture: the biblical story of Adam and Eve, and the traditional fairy tales that have served as paradigms of women's behavior and expectations. She goes on to examine the works of a wide range of writers, from contemporaries Marilynne Robinson, Ursula Le Guin, Anne Sexton, Fay Weldon, Angela Carter, and Margaret Atwood to precursors Caroline Kirkland, Fanny Fern, Mary De Morgan, Mary Louisa Molesworth, Edith Nesbit, and Evelyn Sharp.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Passion for Difference

A Passion for Difference

As I write in the following pages of the feminist anthropologisť , I write of myself
and , sometimes , by extension , of other feminist anthropologists operating within
some kind of British context.^ Angela Carter and the passion ( s ) of new Eve One
 ...

Author: Henrietta L. Moore

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025320951X

Category: Social Science

Page: 177

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In this new book Henrietta Moore examines the limitations of the theoretical languages used by anthropologists and others to write about sex, gender, and sexuality. Moore begins by discussing recent feminist debates on the body and the notion of the non-universal human subject. She then considers why anthropologists have contributed relatively little to these debates, suggesting that this reflects the history of anthropology's conceptualization of ""persons"" or ""selves"" cross-culturally. The author also pursues a series of related themes, including the links between gender, identity, and violence; the construction of domestic space and its relationship to bodily practices and the internalization of relations of difference; and the links between the gender of the anthropologist and the writing of anthropology. By developing a specific anthropological approach to feminist post-structuralist and psychoanalytic theory, Moore demonstrates anthropology's contribution to current debates in feminist theory.
Categories: Social Science

Angela Carter

Angela Carter

This revised new edition reviews Carter's novels in the light of recent critical developments and offers entirely new perspectives on her work.

Author: Linden Peach

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137049308

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This revised new edition reviews Carter's novels in the light of recent critical developments and offers entirely new perspectives on her work. There is now extended discussion of Carter's most widely-studied novels, including The Passion of New Eve and Nights at the Circus, and discussion of the long essay The Sadeian Woman.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Engendering Realism and Postmodernism

Engendering Realism and Postmodernism

the half human / half gorilla title figure Gor to find social identity at the end of the
novel within an urban guerrilla ... most spectacularly explored the implications
and the crossing of gender boundaries in her novels The Passion of New Eve ...

Author: Beate Neumeier

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042014377

Category: Social Science

Page: 418

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This volume assembles critical essays on, and excerpts from, works of contemporary women writers in Britain. Its focus is the interaction of aesthetic play and ethical commitment in the fictional work of women writers whose interest in testing and transgressing textual boundaries is rooted in a specific awareness of a gendered multicultural reality. This position calls for a distinctly critical impetus of their writing involving the interaction of the political and the literary as expressed in innovative combinations of realist and postmodern techniques in works by A. S. Byatt, Maureen Duffy, Zoe Fairbairns, Eva Figes, Penelope Lively, Sara Maitland, Suniti Namjoshi, Ravinder Randhawa, Joan Riley, Michele Roberts, Emma Tennant, Fay Weldon, Jeanette Winterson. All contributions to this volume address aspects of these writers' positions and techniques with a clear focus on their interest in transgressing boundaries of genre, gender and (post)colonial identity. The special quality of these interpretations, first given in the presence of writers at a symposium in Potsdam, derives from the creative and prosperous interactions between authors and critics. The volume concludes with excerpts from the works of the participating writers which exemplify the range of concrete concerns and technical accomplisments discussed in the essays. They are taken from fictional works by Debjani Chatterjee, Maureen Duffy, Zoe Fairbairns, Eva Figes, Sara Maitland, and Ravinder Randhawa. They also include the creative interactions of Suniti Namjoshi and Gillian Hanscombe in their joint writing and Paul Magrs' critical engagement with Sara Maitland.
Categories: Social Science

A New Cultural Politics

A New Cultural Politics

Fantasy , Realism , and the Construction of Femininity in Angela Carter ' s The
Passion of New Eve Angela Carter ' s The Passion of New Eve recounts the
British narrator Evelyn ' s fantastic adventures in the United States , a country on
the ...

Author: Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89049296296

Category:

Page: 478

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Deutungen des Todes Jesu im Neuen Testament

Deutungen des Todes Jesu im Neuen Testament

English summary: The collected essays in this volume deal with the current discussion on the meaning of Jesus' death.

Author: Jörg Frey

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161485815

Category: Religion

Page: 707

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English summary: The collected essays in this volume deal with the current discussion on the meaning of Jesus' death. The authors look at this topic from various perspectives: the question of pagan, Old Testament, Jewish background, and different interpretations in the New Testament, reception in the early church and in the Gospel of Thomas, and systematic theological contributions. The volume makes a significant contribution to the ongoing debate on the interpretation of Jesus' death and its meaning for Christian theology. German description: In diesem Sammelband wird die gegenwartige Diskussion uber die theologische Bedeutung des Todes Jesu aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven beleuchtet. Der Band vereint deutsche und englische Studien zum paganen, alttestamentlichen und judischen Hintergrund der urchristlichen Deutungsmodelle, Spezialbeitrage zum Verstandnis des Todes Jesu in einzelnen neutestamentlichen Schriften, Studien zur Rezeption der urchristlichen Modelle im 2. Jahrhundert und Beitrage, die sich mit der systematischen und religionspadagogischen Relevanz exegetisch-historischer Resultate befassen. Das Buch unternimmt auf diese Weise einen interdisziplinaren Zugang zu einem zentralen theologischen Thema. In den einleitenden Beitragen wird der grossere Horizont der Diskussion thematisiert und auf der Rahmen fur die weiteren Beitrage abgesteckt.
Categories: Religion

Through the Screen Wildly

Through the Screen Wildly

Lucie Armitt , in Theorising the Fantastic , compares Carroll ' s texts with Angela
Carter ' s The Passion of New Eve , which contain ' a shared quest which openly
seeks out the power of the metamorphic as an exploration into fantastic new ...

Author: Joanne Benford

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082748800

Category: Postmodernism (Literature).

Page: 255

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As with the relationship between any two cultural areas, the flow of ideas between science and science fiction is two-way. An exchange of knowledge and perspectives exists, fed by the concerns of society at large. This book explores the dialogues that take place between science fiction and the postmodern world, and what effects these have had on identity. I take the science fiction novel to be the paradigmatic form of postmodernism. Instead of presenting a truth with possible explanations between which it may be impossible to choose, the science fiction novel presents possible worlds. The 'stuff' of fiction, the 'human condition', is framed by unusual worlds which in turn create surprising dilemmas with which the characters must cope. It is this question of possible worlds, exploring how they relate to temporality in postmodern fiction, linking to ideas of hyperspace, and finally to my discussion of the postmodern city and the notion of the wildzone.
Categories: Postmodernism (Literature).

Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders

Nights at the Circus is also much less apocalyptic CUS All than The Passion of
New Eve . Though Nights at the Circus takes place at the end of the nineteenth
century , and the millennium consumes the characters ' thoughts , no cataclysmic
 ...

Author: S. Erin Denney

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89072023104

Category:

Page: 1092

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Amerikastudien

Amerikastudien

Against this background, I will read Angela Carter's novel The Passion of New
Eve as a critique of the "heterosexual imperative" at the heart of America's
national mythology. "In the beginning all the world was America." This statement
from ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113212893

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

Mixing Memories and Desire

Mixing Memories and Desire

THE PASSION OF NEW EVE : THE STRANGE ALLURE OF ANDROGYNY It was
his flesh itself that seemed made of light , flesh so insubstantial only the
phenomenon of persistence of vision could account for his presence here .
Angela ...

Author: Maria Grazia Nicolosi

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121335033

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Ebc

Ebc

In an essay called "Japanese Erotica", significantly dealing with Nagisa Oshima's
film Ai No Corrida (where a woman character, Sada, severs Kichi-san's genitals
with a knife, as Mother does in The Passion of New Eve to Evelyn, transforming ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131562774

Category: English literature

Page:

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Categories: English literature

Redefining Postmodernism

Redefining Postmodernism

The figure of the dead woman , victim of utopian visions that have collapsed from
their own failure to acknowledge the specificities of oppression , offers a fitting
introduction to Carter's next novel , The Passion of New Eve -- written at a
moment ...

Author: Nicola Pitchford

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89100408699

Category:

Page: 680

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Worlds in Collision Angela Carter s Heterotopia

Worlds in Collision   Angela Carter s Heterotopia

... with the negotiation of boundaries and the meaning of heterotopia as
conflicting relationships rooted in sites of patriarchal ideology in The Passion of
New Eve, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman, Wise Children, 'The
Erl-King', ...

Author: Eliza Claudia Filimon

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656506737

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2009 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: magna cum laudae, , course: English Literature, Film Studies, language: English, abstract: Angela Carter’s work is a collage of discourses and genres tackling such issues as identity construction, marginality, myth as foundation of ideology, fluidity of boundaries. Her playful intertextual allusions to literature, psychology, politics and popular culture are infused with irony and wit, and the challenge of finding a critical framework complex and accurate enough by which to study her work has remained, since no classification seems to do her justice. My solution in this study is to move away from the urge to approach her works according to literary frames, to a discussion informed by a different metaphor, denoting enigmatic spaces, conterdiscourses, borders of otherness – heterotopia. My looking-glass examines five novels out of nine, five short stories out of thirty-five, as well as Carter’s two film adaptations. I have condensed her rich patchwork of stories, characters and techniques into a term extricated from its medical and geographical roots, befitting the rich intertextuality of her themes, her interest in boundaries between fact and fiction, margins and centres, or the interplay between sacred and profane. The concept of heterotopia emphasizes the ambiguity, as well as the dialogic interaction of Carter’s often discordant discourses. The spectacular and the pragmatic threads of her texts, framed by extreme seriousness and witty humour, have delighted and offended readers, consequently maintaining Carter’s literary and cinematic montage at the top of the literary canon, as the present study will show.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sisterhoods

Sisterhoods

This will provide a framework for critical analysis of Angela Carter ' s The Passion
of New Eve ( 1977 ) , published during the decade in which , according to
Eagleton , feminists and film theorists desert political urgencies to dwell on
discourse ...

Author: Deborah Cartmell

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: UOM:39015046887876

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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Sisterhoods concentrates on portrayals of female relationships - communities, friends, lovers, sisters, daughters, mothers and enemies - and examines the positioning of the subject in different media for both male and female consumption.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Intimacy and Identity in the Postmodern Novel

Intimacy and Identity in the Postmodern Novel

Chapter Three Angela Carter : Studies of the Structure and the Persistence of
Vision A change of style in Carter ' s ... of Doctor Hoffman ( 1972 ) , The Passion
of New Eve ( 1977 ) , Nights at the Circus ( 1984 ) , and Wise Children ( 1991 ) .

Author: Emilija Dimitrijevic

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039110314

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

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This book focuses on the themes of intimacy and identity in the contemporary novel and, in particular, in the novels of A. S. Byatt, Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson. Not only do the specificity of the contemporary social context and a growing awareness of the relational nature of the concepts of intimacy and identity set these novels apart from earlier writing that take these issues more for granted. Their very concern with the themes of intimacy and identity also sets them apart from much postmodernist, or mannerist, writing that chooses to cold-shoulder these arguments. The study draws on work by contemporary social theorists and philosophers, and aims to examine issues which, although central to the writing of these authors, have been neglected or treated superficially in literary criticism. Finally, it looks into the ways in which the new approaches to the question of intimacy and identity relate and contribute to contemporary debates on the postmodern novel.
Categories: Literary Criticism