The Fiction of Angela Carter, Paperback


In this Readers' Guide, Sarah Gamble, herself a leading interpreter of Carter's work, examines the critical reception of her writing, including the much-debated non-fiction text,The Sadeian Woman.

Drawing on interviews, articles, books and Carter's own assessments of her role as writer, it focuses on the controversy surrounding Carter's portrayals of sadistic eroticism; her adaptation of the Gothic, science-fiction and fairy-tale genres; her subversion of gender identity; and the extent to which she was influenced by postmodern theory.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9781840462678



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