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'Seriously Funny: Angela Carter's Wise Children' - Virago 1992, 2007; Macmillan 2000; British Library 2016

This essay first appeared soon after Angela Carter’s death in 1992, in Flesh and the Mirror: Essays on the Art of Angela Carter – a book edited by the woman Carter once told me was her “best friend”, certainly her… 9,455 more words


Angela Carter

“The child’s laughter is pure until he first laughs at a clown.”
― Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus


"Is she fact or is she fiction?": The Myth of Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is more myth than woman, more image than flesh and blood.  As a woman who has pulled herself into the limelight, she markets herself across social media – perfecting her poses through endless selfies. 873 more words


"...neither desire nor want can make a thief of me, here."

I flew through this book. (The book in question is Saints and Strangers by Angela Carter.) It’s a collection of her short fiction, which, if you’ve had any experience with Angela Carter’s writing, is bawdy, vulgar and hilarious. 468 more words

Book Review

The Wound in the Face - Angela Carter

The intention of this piece is to show that a woman’s sense of security in her beauty is ever changing.

Carter establishes ethos by showing her research on many different fashions of women throughout different time periods. 828 more words

Culture And Society


The words ‘once upon a time’ have always held a note of unparalleled promise for me. Call it the product of colonial baggage, of new-age Disney imperialism, or what you will, but there is no beginning for a story that sounds as portentous, as magical, as downright compelling as those four words. 834 more words