The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories (Penguin Ink)

The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories (Penguin Ink)

by Angela Carter, Jen Munford
     
 

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An absorbing collection of dark, sensual, and fantastic stories inspired by the fairy tales and legends of Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, werewolves, and more.See more details below

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An absorbing collection of dark, sensual, and fantastic stories inspired by the fairy tales and legends of Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, werewolves, and more.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A wonderfully written book, ironical, cerebral, elegant."
—Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review

"She writes a prose that lends itself to magnificent set pieces of fastidious sensuality … dreams, myths, fairy tales, metamorphoses, the unruly unconscious, epic journeys, and a highly sensual celebration of sexuality in both its most joyous and darkest manifestations."
—Ian McEwan

"Carter not only switches her narrative into the wholly explicit but turns the passive predicament of the heroine into one in which the convention of female role-playing seems to have no part, only brisk and derisisve common sense, the best feminine tactic in a tight corner. The tales are retold by Angla Carter with all her supple and intoxicating bravura."
The New York Review of Books

"She was, among other things, a quirky, original, and baroque styleist, a trait especially marked in The Bloody Chamber – her vocabulary a mix of finely tuned phrase, luscious adjective, witty aphorism, and hearty, up-theirs vulgarity."
—Margaret Atwood, The Observer

Margaret Atwood
"She was, among other things, a quirky, original and baroque stylist, a trait especially marked in 'The Bloody Chamber' - her vocabulary a mix of finely tuned phrased, luscious adjectives, witty athorism, and hearty, up-verse vulgarity." -- Observer (London)
Joyce Carol Oates
"Distinguished by bold, inflected language and ornate, indeed often bloody imagery; it's aesthetic agenda is a wilful appropriation of the old tales and legends of the patriarchal world." -- New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143119043
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
375,661
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Ian McEwan
"She writes a prose that blends itself to magnificent set pieces of factidious sensuality...dreams, myths, fairy tales, metamorphoses the unruly unconscious, epic journeys and a highly sensual celebration of sexuality in both its most joyous and darkest manifestations."

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