Angela Carter: A Literary Life

Paperback | June 15, 2009

bySarah Gamble

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Drawing on Carter's own autobiographical articles as well as her novels and short stories, this study examines her engagement with topical issues such as identity, class, politics and feminism.

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Drawing on Carter's own autobiographical articles as well as her novels and short stories, this study examines her engagement with topical issues such as identity, class, politics and feminism.

SARAH GAMBLE is Reader in Gender in English Studies at the University of Wales, Swansea, UK. She is the author of Angela Carter: Writing from the Front Line and the editor of Angela Carter: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism. She also edited The Routledge Companion to Feminism and Postfeminism.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.52 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023058098X

ISBN - 13:9780230580985

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Introduction: Is She Fact or Is She Fiction? * Alienated is the Only Way to Be
 * I'm a Sucker for the Worker Hero * What Were the Sixties Really Like? * A Quite Different Reality * My Now Stranger's Eye * You Write from Your Own History * Conclusion: Posthumous Fame is No Comfort at All * Notes * Bibliography * Index

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'Placing the work of an author like Angela Carter who consistently plays around with the notion of the writing self and whose own autobiographical essays and statements are not to be entirely trusted within its biographical and cultural contexts is a demanding project. In Angela Carter: A Literary Life, Sarah Gamble rises to the challenge, demonstrating convincingly that Carter's portrayal of the self as provisional and contingent does not mean that we cannot make connections between her art and her life. Gamble's emphasis upon Carter as an astute observer of the societies in which she lived and worked is a refreshing perspective on a writer more commonly associated with fantasy than political comment.' - Professor Linden Peach, University of Gloucestershire, UK