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DNF Review: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

From familiar fairy tales and legends – Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves – Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories. 949 more words


World of Writing Series: Metaphor and Simile

Certain narratives, such as scientific texts, official reports or legal documents demand accuracy and, clearly, the ability to provide accurate description is essential, but the reader of fiction needs to be lured into a world that does not stop at reporting things as they are. 961 more words

Gothic settings are desolate, alienating and full of menace” In the light of this comment, consider some of the ways in which writers use settings in the gothic texts you have read [40 marks]

Shelley’s manipulation of setting in her seminal gothic novel ‘Frankenstein’ is arguably one of the most vibrant aspects of the text and contributes greatly to the presentation of her characters. 1,089 more words


Inside the Bloody Chamber at OGOM Company of Wolves

In response to Bill’s post on Angela Carter I just wanted to remind everyone that Sir Christopher Frayling will be speaking exclusively on Angela Carter at the… 281 more words

OGOM: The Company Of Wolves

In the Era of the Easy Feminist Fairy-Tale Remix, Angela Carter's 'The Bloody Chamber' Is More Vital Than Ever

I was worried about re-reading The Bloody Chamber, the late British writer Angela Carter’s most famous work, a collection of short stories based on the Western fairy-tale canon that Penguin Classics has just released in a deluxe edition to commemorate what would have been the author’s 75th birthday. 1,108 more words


10 Books That Will Change How You Think About Fairy Tales

And more on fairy tales. Some of the books on this list will be familiar (including The Bloody Chamber); some less so. There are books on the fairy tale, and reworkings of fairy tale themes and new fairy tales–for young readers, I think. A handy list, anyway.

Fairy Tales