Burning Your Boats
Collected Short Stories
By (author) Angela Carter
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Burning Your Boats by Angela Carter
Book DescriptionThis title comes with an introduction by Salman Rushdie. As well as her eight novels, Angela Carter published four wonderful collections of short stories during her lifetime, and contributed stories to several anthologies. The stories were scattered amongst different publishers, and a couple of the volumes are now out of print. In "Burning your Boats" they are gathered for the first time; this is a key collection and a major event for Angela Carter aficionados.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099592914
(198mm x 129mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Angela Carter
Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, Hardback (September 2016)
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON 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.
Angela Carter's Book of Wayward Girls and Wicked Women, Paperback (July 2016)
* This bestselling collection of stories extols the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners - reissued in a HB edition as a companion to Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales
Unicorn, Hardback (November 2015)
A beautiful edition of Angela Carter's previously uncollected poetry
Shaking a Leg, Paperback (November 2013)» View all books by Angela Carter
A title that is written by an author whose breadth of interest ranges from food to feminism to science fiction, and everything in between.
UK Kirkus Review » This contains all Carter's previously published story collections and unpublished work as well. I admire her stories more than her novels. 'The Fall River Axe Murders' seems to me an almost perfect piece of writing; heavy with oppressive heat and smells, dense with the frustration and impotence of Lizzie Borden's life; yet sharp and sparkling in its shifting tenses and viewpoints, immediate and brilliant in its language. Review by Jane Rogers, whose novels include 'Island' (Kirkus UK)
US Kirkus Review » Historical events and personages viewed as in a distorting mirror, and beasts of prey endangered by encounters with their chosen quarry, are representative of the charmingly deranged fiction of the late Carter (1940-93). Carter's impertinent revisions of cherished conventions and beloved traditional stories do not elicit mild or neutral reactions from readers. As her friend Salman Rushdie suggests in his warm introduction to this rich collection of 42 stories (spanning the years 1962-93), one is either pleasurably seduced by her languorous imagery and overripe vocabulary, or made slightly ill by her intemperate romantic sensuality: you love her or you hate her. Even those attuned to Carter's perfervid imagination will have to pick and choose their way through a minefield of knotty prose and naughtier conceits, from several decidedly precious early tales through the contents of her acclaimed story volumes (such as The Bloody Chamber and Saints and Strangers) to a final three uncollected pieces that are even more hothouse-baroque than her usual work. If you can bypass the gamy contes cruels that show Carter at her worst, there's much to enjoy in her wry feminist response to the smug mandates of sexism, racism . . . come to think of it, most -isms. "The Bloody Chamber" amusingly reinvents the Bluebeard legend, featuring a virginal bride reluctant to become yet another passive victim; "The Fall River Axe Murders" examines Lizzie Borden from a sardonic female perspective; "Overture and Incidental Music for A Midsummer Night's Dream" retells Shakespeare's comedy from the viewpoint of the changeling child for whom fairy rulers Oberon and Titania contend. And in the amazing "Our Lady of the Massacre," Carter employs the familiar narrative of (American) Indian captivity to create in a mere 14 pages a brilliantly compact near-novella. A book of wonders, then, even if too cloying for some tastes - and a welcome occasion for reassessing the work of one of the most unusual writers of recent emergence. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Angela Carter
Angela Carter was born in 1940 and read English at Bristol University, before spending two years living in Japan. She lived and worked extensively in the United States and Australia. Her first novel, Shadow Dance, was published in 1965, followed by the Magic Toyshop in 1967, which went on to win the John Liewellyn Rhys Prize. She wrote a further four novels, together with three collections of Short Stories, two works of non-fiction and a volume of collected writings. Angela Carter died in 1992
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