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a cacophony of notes—fairy tales, irony, polyphony, & more

More half-baked thoughts/notes on poetics and life and such…

For some reason, the following 3 excerpts all seem to me to belong together – so I’m gonna hastily cobble and stick ’em to dry here: 763 more words


The Invention of Angela Carter by Edmund Gordon. Book Review

Angela Carter was a larger than life character, with a talent for writing which challenged as well as entertained. She may have possessed innate talent, but one of the key drivers for her expansive imagination and passion to write may have been her over-possessive mother. 313 more words

Book Review

World Poetry Day with Angela Carter

To celebrate World Poetry Day, here is a poem by Angela Carter, taken from Unicorn: The Poetry of Angela Carter, edited by Rosemary Hill. 194 more words

Angela Carter

Rhetoric Devices in Prose

Being an analysis of Rhetoric Devices used in the first four pages of Wise Children by Angela Carter:

We are confidants in this story of twin 75-year-old sisters, whooping it up in the house that their grandma left them all those years and memories ago. 378 more words

Writing Tips

Friday Quick Quote: Angela Carter

“We must all make do with the rags of love we find flapping on the scarecrow of humanity.”

Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus… 6 more words

Friday Quick Quotes

Angela Carter and the fairy tale gone twisted

(Note: For this essay, I will be mainly writing about The Magic Toyshop (1967) and The Bloody Chamber (1979), although there will be passing references to other works by Carter.) 562 more words

In this week's New Yorker

The March 13 issue is especially strong in both the feature well and the back of the book. I was edified by: