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The rare Northern sunlight makes up in brilliance for what it lacks in warmth, like certain nervous temperaments.

-Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus


Some was born fools, some was made fools and some make fools of themselves.

-Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus


Angela Carter Interview: "Alienation isn't necessarily a bad thing" - TLS

I was saddened to learn of the recent death of the Guyanese writer Wilson Harris. In 1985 I was employed by Tariq Ali and Darcus Howe to work as a researcher on a film they were making about Harris for Channel 4. 326 more words

Angela Carter

Aidan Higgins, Langrishe, Go Down; March Hares - TLS

Why do some writers of significant, or even major, fiction fail to find a secure footing in the canon? The obvious marks of achievement for an author are remaining in print, market success and critical acclaim – the extent to which writers are assimilated into the story of literature, recognized for their place in a national tradition or as part of a literary movement. 1,651 more words


Artwork for a piece on Angela Carter

This was a piece done a few weeks ago for an article on Angela Carter and her significance as an author in embracing and uncovering female sexuality. 281 more words

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Retellings: Daphne & Apollo

This retelling of the Daphne & Apollo myth is inspired by Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and Ariel Gore’s We Were Witches

Apollo was feeling particularly heroic because he had just killed a giant python with his bare hands. 1,336 more words

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