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Inbox/Outbox: July 13-August 9: Special "My Bad" Edition

Greetings, fellow bibliophiles. My readers, all two of you, have likely noticed a paucity of content of late. Not that I have ever been a paragon of bloggery, but for a few months there I was routinely posting my weekly list of failure, er, acquisitions and, in some cases, weeded titles. 902 more words


Night time reading

I’m one of those people that loves reading, more than watching tv!
Currently I am Delving into the bloody chamber, Angela carters twist on fairytales. They aren’t for the light hearted, or perhaps before bed time now I think about it I rather regret my decision… 50 more words


Week Three of My Writer's Challenge

This week’s flash fiction is based on the Bluebeard and The Bloody Chamber stories. We were told to use some of the elements from these stories, and re-work them into our own contemporary story, and preferably turn it on its head. 537 more words


University update!

So I know I said I would write about the course I’m studying at University, and I know I haven’t (I am so sloppy please forgive me thank you please). 360 more words


“She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes and that is very frightening.”

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Have You Read….? Second-Wave Feminist Fiction

It’s happened, I’ve come to a point where the dam against my obsessive feminist passions has burst and now it must all spill forth onto this page. 741 more words


Carter's Little Red Riding Hood Saves Herself: How Little Red Riding Hood uses her Female Sexual Powers as to Fight Back

Angela Carter’s Reworking of the Helpless and Passive Little Red Riding Hood

            “We need to know the writing of the past and know it differently than we have ever known it; not to pass on a tradition but to break its hold over us,” writes Adrienne Rich in her essay “When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-vision.”  As a feminist and magical realist novelist, Angela Carter rewrites Charles Perrault’s Little Red Riding Hood in a subversive and oppositional manner. 697 more words

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