Drawing on the violence of her Portugese background and it’s folklore Rego’s world conjures up allegorical tales of the physical and psychological violation and repression of feminine experience through often surreal, psychologically, metaphorically and symbolically charged imagery. 281 more words
This telling of the Norwegian story comes from Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales. A poverty-stricken father is visited one night by a white bear who offers to make him a rich man if only he gives up his youngest daughter. 1,459 more words
“It’s a resurrection/birth story; ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ is a kind of resurrection/birth myth.”
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter is a collection of short stories in which Carter re-appropriates the fairy tale in the service of the feminine to re-work patriarchal constructions of gender from within the genre. 539 more words
Continuing on from What Reading Means to Me, Part II: The Teenage Years.
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
During Christmas break from university at age 18, I browsed the shelves of Ottaker’s book shop (they later merged with Waterstones). 749 more words