Author Topic: Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber  (Read 4209 times)

Saucy Jack

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on: January 18, 2008, 06:54:56 PM
I recently encountered this book as part of my school english syllabus and discovered it to be a great worker of horror fiction. While it identifies itself as surrealist and as a modern fantasy novel. It is extremly well written with beautiful prose.

Has anyone encountered this author or any of her works ?

N.B This is a collection of short stories which are reimaginings of old fairy tales with a feminist twist.
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Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008, 10:50:59 PM
Oh yes, read this during my degree.  Excellent book, very odd, very dark and my first exposure to the wonderful world of postmodernism.  If you like it, track down a copy of A Company of Wolves if you've not seen it, that's based on Carter's work.