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I’ll begin with a few fragments.

‘every real story contains something useful, says Walter Benjamin

the unperplexedness of the story

“No one dies so poor that he does not leave something behind,” said Pascal. 159 more words

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The Fifty Women Challenge: 'The Bloody Chamber' by Angela Carter ***

A few of the choices on mine and Yamini’s Fifty Women Challenge list are authors whom I very much enjoy, but I am still only scratching the surface of their work.   513 more words

Forward First Collections Reviewed – #1 Mona Arshi

This is the first in a series of reviews I will post over the next two months of the 5 collections chosen for the 2015… 1,152 more words

Thorns of Womanhood: discussion of femininity through the symbolism of Angela Carter

Red and white: two intensely symbolic colours. And not just in literature. It is generally established in society that red equates to danger or passion, while white equates to the pure, the clean, the virginal. 887 more words

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The Bloody Chamber and the Bloody Ridiculousness of It All

So we discussed the Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber in a class I had. For those of you who don’t know the story, it’s basically a turn-of-the-century (from 19th to 20th in case that wasn’t clear) retelling of the Perrault’s Bluebeard fairy tale (Charles Perrault, 1697, the story itself is a lot older and the older versions have a lot more female agency) only from the perspective of the wife, who is a seventeen year old girl trying to escape the poverty she lives in with her widowed mother by marrying an insanely rich and perverted Marquis who plans to kill her like his other wives. 779 more words


The Magic Toy Shop Review

In Angela Carters novel The Magic Toyshop, Carter reveals the coercions of capitalism on identity through the eyes of the naïve Melanie.   By employing fairytale themes, Carter debunks the myths sold by commercialism which subconsciously mold desire. 1,937 more words