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Read: Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales

Angela Carter, English journalist and feminist, combines fairy tales from all around the world centered on the female protagonist- “be she clever, or brave, or good, or silly, or cruel, or sinister or awesomely unfortunate- she is center stage.. 146 more words


Christina Stead 3: I’m Dying Laughing - Amerika

i.     Restoration

In January 1950, settled temporarily in London, Stead wrote to Edith Anderson about Ruth McKenney, a popular comic novelist and one of Stead’s closest friends since the late Thirties, now the subject of the novel she had recently begun to sketch out about renegade American communists.  25,160 more words


Christina Stead 1: The Artist in a Totalitarian Age

i. “To write is to fight” – Stead’s arguing fiction

In the latter years of her life, having wandered for nearly half a century in Europe and America, and after her husband had died, and her ocean of stories had just about run dry, Christina Stead returned to live – and die – in her native Australia. 9,096 more words


Unsung Female Writers (Part Three)

When I ran the Unsung Female Writers’ lists parts one and two, JacquiWine contacted me and suggested I ask some male bloggers to share their suggestions. 1,223 more words


Wise Children - Angela Carter (1991)

Years ago, the only way you could tell us apart was by our perfume. She used Shalimar, me, Mitsouko.

The protagonists – twin sisters Nora and Dora Chance – use Guerlain Shalimar and Mitsouko, respectively.

Perfumes In Literature

Dave McKean’s Gothic artwork for British Library

Batman artist Dave McKean has created a Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde-inspired piece of art for the British Library’s new Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination… 176 more words


Blog Flashback: Feel the Love for the Ladies, People!

Inspired by the folks at Books on the Nightstand, I’ve been thinking about some lady authors out there who don’t get nearly enough love. Let’s not make this a strictly female issue – plenty of great male authors fade into obscurity, as well. 540 more words

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