The Bloody Chamber

The Bloody Chamber

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by Angela Carter
     
 

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The old fairy stories live again, subtly altered. By the prize-winning author of "Wise Children", "Nights at the Circus", "American Ghosts and Old World Wonders" and "Expletives Deleted".

Overview

The old fairy stories live again, subtly altered. By the prize-winning author of "Wise Children", "Nights at the Circus", "American Ghosts and Old World Wonders" and "Expletives Deleted".

Editorial Reviews

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:
9780060908362
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/1981
Pages:
176

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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."

Meet the Author

Byrony Laveny has been hailed as "one of the UK's most important playwrights" by the Observer. Her other erecent plays include Frozen and adaptations of The Magic Toyshop and Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Her adaptation of the Finnish play Cherished Disappointments in Loce is also published by Oberon Books amd available from TCG.

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