The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography

The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography

by Edmund Gordon

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190626846
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 885,570
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Edmund Gordon studied philosophy at Trinity College Dublin and English literature at University College London, and since 2011 has been a lecturer in English at King's College London. A regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and the London Review of Books, he has also written for a variety of other publications in Britain and the US, including Bookforum and The Guardian.

Table of Contents

Prologue: 'Alienated is the only way to be'

PART ONE
Chapter One: 'A matriarchal clan'
Chapter Two: 'States of grace are always evil'
Chapter Three: 'Flight from a closed room'
Chapter Four: 'Just a wife'
Chapter Five: 'A slapstick nightmare'
Chapter Six: 'Am I a writer?'
Chapter Seven: 'Happiness is ego-shaped'
Chapter Eight: 'The edge of the unimaginable'
Chapter Nine: 'Vertigo'

PART TWO
Chapter Ten: 'Through the Looking Glass'
Chapter Eleven: 'The Smile of Winter'
Chapter Twelve: 'A child's version of a happy city'

PART THREE
Chapter Thirteen: 'My now stranger's eye'
Chapter Fourteen: The Sadeian Woman.
Chapter Fifteen: 'Jurassic productions'
Chapter Sixteen: The University
Chapter Seventeen: the London literary world
Chapter Eighteen: 'Everything is so unreal'
Chapter Nineteen: Nights at the Circus.
Chapter Twenty: not feeling anxious'
Chapter Twenty-One: Sudden Fame
Chapter Twenty-Two: Age of Thatcher
Chapter Twenty-Three: Activist
Chapter Twenty-Four: 'Call it a happy ending'
Chapter Twenty-Five: 'Farewell performance'

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