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

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 ...

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

Shadow Dance

Shadow Dance

' And yet the men still hover around her, more out of curiosity than lust, and none more so than the wildly seductive, dangerous funny man, Honeybuzzard; lithe as a stick of liquorice, he is the demonic puppet master at the swirling centre ...

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349008158

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The scar drew her whole face sideways and even in profile, with the hideous thing turned away, her face was horribly lop-sided, skin, features and all, dragged away from the bone. She was a beautiful girl, a white and golden girl, like moonlight on daisies, a month ago.' And yet the men still hover around her, more out of curiosity than lust, and none more so than the wildly seductive, dangerous funny man, Honeybuzzard; lithe as a stick of liquorice, he is the demonic puppet master at the swirling centre of the tale. 'In a modern day horror story gleaming with perfect 1960's detail, she performs a double act, conjuring up just the right amount of unease and perversion beneath the idiosyncratic business of relatively ordinary lives' THE TIMES
Categories: Fiction

The Disobedient Writer

The Disobedient Writer

ANGELA CARTER , THE PASSION OF NEW EVE If , as Zipes and others have noted , fairy tales originally emerged not only from the socioeconomic circumstances of the “ folk ” but simultaneously from their “ wish fulfilment and utopian ...

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

Angela Carter and the passion ( s ) of new Eve One very common assumption at the present time is that there are two sexes and two genders , and that there exists between them a set of rather obvious correspondences .

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

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

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: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350310445

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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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. 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

Literature and the Bible

Literature and the Bible

31 23 Angela Carter , The Passion of New Eve , London : Virago Press , 1977 , p . 56. All further references are to this edition . 24 Ibid . , p . 53 . 25 One may read the two novels as opening and closing the United States's most ...

Author: David Bevan

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051834977

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Categories: Social Science

The Gothic

The Gothic

What Carter shows , most especially in The Passion of New Eve , is that the cinema is perhaps the optimum technological vehicle for the parading of the phantasms of gender ; it provides a set of technical and institutional structures ...

Author: Fred Botting

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 0859916197

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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From Horace Walpole to Angela Carter and the X-Files, new and familiar texts are reassessed, and common readings of Gothic themes and critical approaches to the genre are interrogated.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Several Perceptions

Several Perceptions

Centre stage in Angela Carter's unruly tale of the Flower Power Generation is Joseph - a decadent, disorientated rebel without a cause.

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349008134

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Centre stage in Angela Carter's unruly tale of the Flower Power Generation is Joseph - a decadent, disorientated rebel without a cause. A self-styled nihilist whose girlfriend has abandoned him, Joseph has decided to give up existing. But his concerned friends and neighbours have other plans. In an effort to join in the spirit of protest which motivates his contemporaries, Joseph frees a badger from the local zoo; sends a turd airmail to the President of the United States; falls in love with the mother of his best friend; and, accompanied by the strains of an old man's violin, celebrates Christmas Eve in a bewildering state of sexual discovery. But has he found the Meaning of Life?
Categories: Fiction

Fireworks

Fireworks

Not simply a book of tales, Fireworks is a headlong plunge into an alternate universe, the unique creation of one of the most fertile, dark, irreverent, and baroquely beautiful imaginations in contemporary fiction.

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349008127

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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In the short fiction of Angela Carter, the landmarks of reality disappear and give way to a landscape of riotous and uncensored sensibility. The city of Tokyo turns into a mirrored chamber reflecting the impossible longings of an exiled Englishwoman abandoned by her Japanese lover. An itinerant puppet show becomes a theatre of murderous lust. A walk through the forest ends in a nightmarish encounter with a gun-toting nymph and her hermaphrodite 'aunt'. Not simply a book of tales, Fireworks is a headlong plunge into an alternate universe, the unique creation of one of the most fertile, dark, irreverent, and baroquely beautiful imaginations in contemporary fiction.
Categories: Fiction

Angela Carter s Book Of Fairy Tales

Angela Carter s Book Of Fairy Tales

This stunning collection contains lyrical tales, bloody tales and hilariously funny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all around the world- from the Arctic to Asia - and no dippy princesses or soppy fairies.

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349008219

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Once upon a time fairy tales weren't meant just for children, and neither is Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales. This stunning collection contains lyrical tales, bloody tales and hilariously funny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all around the world- from the Arctic to Asia - and no dippy princesses or soppy fairies. Instead, we have pretty maids and old crones; crafty women and bad girls; enchantresses and midwives; rascal aunts and odd sisters. This fabulous celebration of strong minds, low cunning, black arts and dirty tricks could only have been collected by the unique and much-missed Angela Carter. Illustrated throughout with original woodcuts.
Categories: Fiction

Heroes and Villains

Heroes and Villains

Playful, sensuous, violent and gripping, Heroes and Villains is an ambiguous and deliriously rich blend of post-apocalyptic fiction, gothic fantasy, literary allusion and twisted romance.

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141192383

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Sharp-eyed Marianne lives in a white tower made of steel and concrete with her father and the other Professors. Outside, where the land is thickly wooded and wild beasts roam, live the Barbarians, who raid and pillage in order to survive. Marianne is strictly forbidden to leave her civilized world but, fascinated by these savage outsiders, decides to escape. There, beyond the wire fences, she will discover a decaying paradise, encounter the tattooed Barbarian boy Jewel and go beyond the darkest limits of her imagination. Playful, sensuous, violent and gripping, Heroes and Villains is an ambiguous and deliriously rich blend of post-apocalyptic fiction, gothic fantasy, literary allusion and twisted romance.
Categories: Fiction

Magic Toyshop B

Magic Toyshop B

In this, her second novel, (awarded the 1967 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize) Angela Carter's brilliant imagination and starting intensity of style explore and extend the nature and boundaries of love.

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher:

ISBN: 1844083438

Category:

Page:

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In this, her second novel, (awarded the 1967 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize) Angela Carter's brilliant imagination and starting intensity of style explore and extend the nature and boundaries of love.
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Angela Carter and the Fairy Tale

Angela Carter and the Fairy Tale

Wyatt's essay , which only touches upon " Peter and the Wolf , " provides a cogent critique of castration images in two of Carter's novels , The Magic Toyshop and The Passion of New Eve . Pointing out that Carter understands Freud's ...

Author: Jacques Barchilon

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814329055

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

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A diverse collection of essays, artwork, interviews, and fiction on Angela Carter.
Categories: Literary Criticism