The Sadeian Woman

An Exercise in Cultural History

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349008140

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 8781

Sexuality is power' - so says the Marquis de Sade, philosopher and pornographer extraordinaire. His virtuous Justine keeps to the rules laid down by men, her reward rape and humiliation; his Juliette, Justine's triumphantly monstrous antithesis, viciously exploits her sexuality. In a world where all tenderness is false, all beds are minefields. But now Sade has met his match. With invention and genius, Angela Carter takes on these outrageous figments of his extreme imagination, and transforms them into symbols of our time - the Hollywood sex goddesses, mothers and daughters, pornography, even the sacred shrines of sex and marriage lie devastatingly exposed before our eyes. Angela Carter delves into the viscera of our distorted sexuality and reveals a dazzling vision of love which admits neither of conqueror nor of conquered.

Writers as Readers

A Celebration of Virago Modern Classics

Author: Virago Press

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349008639

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

View: 8735

Margaret Drabble | Beryl Bainbridge | Angela Carter | Maggie O'Farrell | Elizabeth Jane Howard | A. S. Byatt | Penelope Lively | Sarah Waters | Jonathan Coe | Diana Souhami | Jilly Cooper | Elizabeth Bowen | Mark Bostridge | Alexander McCall Smith | Sarah Dunant | Rachel Cooke | Zadie Smith | Anita Desai | Sophie Dahl | Clare Boylan | Paula McLain | Diana Athill | Marina Lewycka | Claire Messud | Michèle Roberts | Simon Russell Beale | Amanda Craig | Hilary Mantel | Elizabeth Taylor | Ali Smith | Linda Grant | Jane Gardam | Julie Burchill | Carmen Callil | Helen Oyeyemi | Marian Keyes | Nora Ephron | Sandi Toksvig | Kate Saunders Writers as Readers is a celebration of forty years of the Virago Modern Classics list. Started in 1978, Virago Modern Classics is dedicated to the rediscovery and championing of women writers, challenging the often narrow definition of 'classic'. In this collection, forty of the most significant writers of the past century tell us about one of their favourite writers by introducing books from the Virago Modern Classics collection, offering a glimpse at the treasures that have been published over the past four decades: they may be great works of literature; they may be wonderful period pieces; they may reveal particular aspects of women's lives; they may be classics of comedy, storytelling, diary-writing or autobiography.

Poetic Revolutionaries

Intertextuality & Subversion

Author: Marion May Campbell

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401210357

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

View: 2805

Poetic Revolutionaries is an exploration of the relationship between radical textual practice, social critique and subversion. From an introduction considering recent debates regarding the cultural politics of intertextuality allied to avant-garde practice, the study proceeds to an exploration of texts by a range of writers for whom formal and poetic experimentation is allied to a subversive politics: Jean Genet, Monique Wittig, Angela Carter, Kathy Acker, Kathleen Mary Fallon, Kim Scott and Brian Castro. Drawing on theories of avant-garde practice, intertextuality, parody, representation, and performance such as those of Mikhaïl Bakhtin, Julia Kristeva, Gérard Genette, Margaret A. Rose, Linda Hutcheon, Fredric Jameson, Ross Chambers and Judith Butler, these readings explore how a confluence of writing strategies – covering the structural, narratological, stylistic and scenographic – can work to boost a text’s subversive power.

Post-war Literature

1945 to the Present : English Literature in Its Historical, Cultural and Social Contexts

Author: Caroline Merz

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237522582

Category: Backgrounds to English literature

Page: 96

View: 6166

This title sets out the political developments of the period before looking at developments in drama and the British theatre, poetry and novel writing, popular culture and the American influence in all aspects of literature and the media.

Wayward Girls and Wicked Women

An Anthology of Stories

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780860685791

Category: English fiction

Page: 339

View: 9356

This bestselling collection of stories extols the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners. Here are subversive tales - by Ama Ata Aidoo, Djuna Barnes, Jane Bowles, Angela Carter, Coletter, Bessie Head, Jamaica Kincaid and Katherine Mansfield among others - all with one thing in common: the wish to restore adventuresses and revolutionaries to their rightful position as role models for all women.Reflecting the wide-ranging intelligence and deliciously anarchic taste of Angela Carter, some of these stories celebrate toughness and resilience, some of them low cunning: all of them are about not being nice.

Perraults Märchen (illustrierte Ausgabe)

Author: Charles Perrault

Publisher: The Planet

ISBN: 1908478497


Page: N.A

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Fünf Perraults Märchen, illustriert von Walter Crane (mehr als 40 Abbildungen): der gestiefelte Kater, das Rotkäppchen, Blaubart, das Dornröschen oder die schlafende Schöne im Wald, Aschenputtel oder das gläserne Pantöffelchen.

Die Frau in Schwarz


Author: Susan Hill

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426412489

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 3754

Der junge Anwalt Arthur Kipps reist in eine gottverlassene Gegend, um den Nachlass einer verstorbenen Klientin zu ordnen. In dem Haus mitten im Moor stößt er auf lang gehütete Geheimnisse und begegnet immer wieder einer mysteriösen Frau in Schwarz. Als er dann auch noch geheimnisvolle Stimmen hört, ahnt er, dass er einem grauenvollen Geschehen auf der Spur ist...

Wie Wind in den Straßen


Author: Rosamond Lehmann

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105610103

Category: Fiction

Page: 406

View: 2459

Die große Liebe: Eine romantische junge Frau begegnet dem Mann ihrer Träume. Doch sie hat eine gescheiterte Ehe hinter sich, und er ist verheiratet. Ein Verhältnis beginnt, eine Liebe ohne Außenleben, ohne Anerkennung, die heimlich in Hotels, auf Reisen, vor allem aber in Gedanken und Gefühlen stattfindet. Das Liebespaar bewegt sich zwischen den verknöcherten Repräsentanten viktorianischer Werte und den exaltierten, lebenshungrigen Figuren der Londoner Bloomsbury-Boheme. Es ist die Welt zwischen den Kriegen, eine Welt im Umbruch. Ein fesselnder psychologischer Roman und eine faszinierende Liebesgeschichte, erzählt von Rosamond Lehmann, einer Meisterin des subtilen Charakterporträts. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

The Passion of New Eve

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Virago

ISBN: 9780860683414

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9050

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.

Cultural Afterlives and Screen Adaptations of Classic Literature

Wuthering Heights and Company

Author: H. Shachar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137262877

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

View: 5487

Film and television adaptations of classic literature have held a longstanding appeal for audiences, an appeal that this book sets out to examine. With a particular focus on Wuthering Heights , the book examines adaptations made from the 1930s to the twenty-first century, providing an understanding of how they help shape our cultural landscape.

Der süße Wahn

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257603967

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 5552

Seit der Heirat seiner ehemaligen Freundin Annabelle führt der Chemiker David Kelsey ein Doppelleben. Unter falschem Namen hat er sich ein Haus gemietet, in dem er ohne Wissen seiner Freunde die Wochenenden verbringt. Hier hat er sich eine Traumwelt aufgebaut, in der er sich einbildet, mit Annabelle zusammenzuleben. Eines Tages erscheint Annabelles Mann im Wochenendhaus, um Kelsey zur Rede zu stellen.


die Autobiographie

Author: Jenna Jameson,Neil Strauss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453675049


Page: 640

View: 7556