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#313 Nights at the Circus

I must have been reading this for well over a month – mostly at the gym because, I have to admit straight off, I’ve found it quite tedious. 303 more words

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Short Stories Challenge 2017 - Master by Angela Carter from the collection The Story: Love, Loss & The Lives of Women.

What’s Master all about?:

In Master, a hunter comes to the Amazon rainforest and purchases a female slave to accompany him on his travels and who he can abuse at will. 558 more words

Book Reviews

Currently-Reading Update [July 2017]

I’ve been remiss. Definitely with this blog, but also with reading. Also, two of the books I put in the last update are still on my goodreads ‘currently reading’…it’s a bit embarrassing to make this update, really. 400 more words


"The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories" af Angela Carter

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories af Angela Carter, udgivet: 1979, 146 sider, Folio Society.

Nursery fears made flesh and sinew; earliest and most archaic of fears, fear of devourment. 728 more words


The Bloody Chamber, and Other Stories, by Angela Carter

I thought these stories were so clever! Being a feminist means that I had high hopes for this story because it was all about making the fairytales, for women. 138 more words


Review: Focus on The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

Angela Topping’s Focus on The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, published by Greenwich Exchange (2009), is a short and incisive guidebook for anyone studying Angela Carter’s influential book of short stories for the first time. 797 more words

Angela Carter

The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter

It is well known that Disney has a tendency to romanticise fairy tales, but more often than not these fairy tales have a much darker history. 484 more words