I know nothing.
Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Hachette UK
I know nothing. I am a tabula rasa, a blank sheet of paper, an unhatched egg. I have not yet become a woman, although I possess a woman's shape. Not a woman, no: both more and less than a real woman. Now I am a being as mythic and monstrous as Mother herself . . . ' New York has become the City of Dreadful Night where dissolute Leilah performs a dance of chaos for Evelyn. But this young Englishman's fate lies in the arid desert, where a many-breasted fertility goddess will wield her scalpel to transform him into the new Eve.
ANGELA CARTER , THE PASSION OF NEW EVE If , as Zipes and others have
noted , fairy tales originally emerged not only from the socioeconomic
circumstances of the “ folk ” but simultaneously from their “ wish fulfilment and
Author: Nancy A. Walker
Publisher: University of Texas Press
For centuries, women who aspired to write had to enter a largely male literary tradition that offered few, if any, literary forms in which to express their perspectives on lived experience. Since the nineteenth century, however, women writers and readers have been producing "disobedient" counter-narratives that, while clearly making reference to the original texts, overturn their basic assumptions. This book looks at both canonical and non-canonical works, over a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres, that offer counter-readings of familiar Western narratives. Nancy Walker begins by probing women's revisions of two narrative traditions pervasive in Western culture: the biblical story of Adam and Eve, and the traditional fairy tales that have served as paradigms of women's behavior and expectations. She goes on to examine the works of a wide range of writers, from contemporaries Marilynne Robinson, Ursula Le Guin, Anne Sexton, Fay Weldon, Angela Carter, and Margaret Atwood to precursors Caroline Kirkland, Fanny Fern, Mary De Morgan, Mary Louisa Molesworth, Edith Nesbit, and Evelyn Sharp.
Angela Carter and the passion ( s ) of new Eve One very common assumption at
the present time is that there are two sexes and two genders , and that there
exists between them a set of rather obvious correspondences . The assertion that
Author: Henrietta L. Moore
Publisher: Indiana University Press
In this new book Henrietta Moore examines the limitations of the theoretical languages used by anthropologists and others to write about sex, gender, and sexuality. Moore begins by discussing recent feminist debates on the body and the notion of the non-universal human subject. She then considers why anthropologists have contributed relatively little to these debates, suggesting that this reflects the history of anthropology's conceptualization of ""persons"" or ""selves"" cross-culturally. The author also pursues a series of related themes, including the links between gender, identity, and violence; the construction of domestic space and its relationship to bodily practices and the internalization of relations of difference; and the links between the gender of the anthropologist and the writing of anthropology. By developing a specific anthropological approach to feminist post-structuralist and psychoanalytic theory, Moore demonstrates anthropology's contribution to current debates in feminist theory.
What Carter shows, most especially in The Passion of New Eve, is that the
cinema is perhaps the optimum technological vehicle for the parading of the
phantasms of gender; it provides a set of technical and institutional structures
Author: Fred Botting
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
From Horace Walpole to Angela Carter and the X-Files, new and familiar texts are reassessed, and common readings of Gothic themes and critical approaches to the genre are interrogated.
Angela Carter has taken this issue to surprising conclusions in her study The
Sadeian Woman ( 1979 ) and has maybe most spectacularly explored the
implications and the crossing of gender boundaries in her novels The Passion of
New Eve ...
Author: Beate Neumeier
This volume assembles critical essays on, and excerpts from, works of contemporary women writers in Britain. Its focus is the interaction of aesthetic play and ethical commitment in the fictional work of women writers whose interest in testing and transgressing textual boundaries is rooted in a specific awareness of a gendered multicultural reality. This position calls for a distinctly critical impetus of their writing involving the interaction of the political and the literary as expressed in innovative combinations of realist and postmodern techniques in works by A. S. Byatt, Maureen Duffy, Zoe Fairbairns, Eva Figes, Penelope Lively, Sara Maitland, Suniti Namjoshi, Ravinder Randhawa, Joan Riley, Michele Roberts, Emma Tennant, Fay Weldon, Jeanette Winterson. All contributions to this volume address aspects of these writers' positions and techniques with a clear focus on their interest in transgressing boundaries of genre, gender and (post)colonial identity. The special quality of these interpretations, first given in the presence of writers at a symposium in Potsdam, derives from the creative and prosperous interactions between authors and critics. The volume concludes with excerpts from the works of the participating writers which exemplify the range of concrete concerns and technical accomplisments discussed in the essays. They are taken from fictional works by Debjani Chatterjee, Maureen Duffy, Zoe Fairbairns, Eva Figes, Sara Maitland, and Ravinder Randhawa. They also include the creative interactions of Suniti Namjoshi and Gillian Hanscombe in their joint writing and Paul Magrs' critical engagement with Sara Maitland.
Watz’s book is an important contribution to scholarship on Angela Carter as well as to contemporary feminist debates on surrealism, and will appeal to scholars across the fields of contemporary British fiction, feminism, and literary and ...
Author: Anna Watz
In 1972, Angela Carter translated Xavière Gauthier’s ground-breaking feminist critique of the surrealist movement, Surréalisme et sexualité (1971). Although the translation was never published, the project at once confirmed and consolidated Carter’s previous interest in surrealism, representation, gender and desire and aided her formulation of a new surrealist-feminist aesthetic. Carter’s sustained engagement with surrealist aesthetics and politics as well as surrealist scholarship aptly demonstrates what is at stake for feminism at the intersection of avant-garde aesthetics and the representation of women and female desire. Drawing on previously unexplored archival material, such as typescripts, journals, and letters, Anna Watz’s study is the first to trace the full extent to which Carter’s writing was influenced by the surrealist movement and its critical heritage. Watz’s book is an important contribution to scholarship on Angela Carter as well as to contemporary feminist debates on surrealism, and will appeal to scholars across the fields of contemporary British fiction, feminism, and literary and visual surrealism.
Chapter Nine Sexual and textual aggression in The Sadeian Woman and The
Passion of New Eve Merja Makinen I In the past decade, several notable works of
feminist fiction have raised the contentious issue of female violators and sexual ...
Author: Joseph Bristow
Drawing on many aspects of contemporary feminist theory, this lively collection of essays assesses Angela Carter's polemical fictions of desire. Carter, renowned for her irreverent wit, was one of the most gifted, subversive, and stylish British writers to emerge in the 1960s.
'His almost vanished voice': Gendering and Transgendering Bodily Signification
and the Voice in Angela Carter's The Passion of New Eve Claire Westall
Introduction Angela Carteriswidely recognized forher repeated and probing
Author: R. Kim
This book investigates male writers' use of female voices and female writers' use of male voices in literature and theatre from the 1850s to the present, examining where, how and why such gendered crossings occur and what connections may be found between these crossings and specific psychological, social, historical and political contexts.
in. The. Passion. ofNew. Eve. Kari. Jegerstedt. Recent years have witnessed a
shift in Carter criticism away from the more traditional focus on Carter's 'politics'
towards a more sustained preoccupation with her 'poetics'. This shift is an
Author: Sonya Andermahr
Publisher: A&C Black
Covering her early poetry and journalism as well as her fictional writings, leading international scholars explore new directions in scholarship on Angela Carter.
(A similar anxiety underlies Carter's representation of the Amazon commune in
The Passion of New Eve—and Fairbairns's of Posy in Benefits.) Tennant's sense
that revolutionary feminism might ignore the potential for broader alliances is also
Author: Dr Bart Moore-Gilbert
Were the 1970s really `the devils decade'? Images of strikes, galloping inflation, rising unemployment and bitter social divisions evoke a period of unparalleled economic decline, political confrontation and social fragmentation. But how significant were the pessimism and self-doubt of the 1970s, and what was the legacy of its cultural conflicts? Covering the entire spectrum of the arts - drama, television, film, poetry, the novel, popular music, dance, cinema and the visual arts - The Arts in the 1970s challenges received perceptions of the decade as one of cultural decline. The collection breaks new ground in providing the first detailed analysis of the cultural production of the decade as a whole, providing an invaluable resource for all those involved in cultural, media and communications studies.
... Somerset Maugham Award), Heroes and Villains (1969), Love (1971), The
Infernal Desire Machines ofDoctor Hoffman (1972), The Passion of New Eve (
1977), Nights at the Circus (1984, James Tait Black Memorial Prize) and Wise
Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Random House
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL MOORCOCK Angela Carter was one of the most important and influential writers of our time: a novelist of extraordinary power and a searching critic and essayist.This selection of her writing, which she made herself, covers more than a decade of her thought and ranges over a diversity of subjects giving a true measure of the wide focus of her interests: the brothers Grimm; William Burroughs; food writing, Elizbaeth David; British writing: American writing; sexuality, from Josephine Baker to the history of the corset; and appreciations of the work of Joyce and Christina Stead.
The rest of Carter ' s novels tend to be classified as “ speculative fiction ' and
include Heroes and Villains ( 1969 ) , The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor
Hoffman ( 1972 ) , The Passion of New Eve ( 1977 ) , Nights at the Circus ( 1984 )
, and ...
Author: Emilija Dimitrijevic
Publisher: Peter Lang
This book focuses on the themes of intimacy and identity in the contemporary novel and, in particular, in the novels of A. S. Byatt, Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson. Not only do the specificity of the contemporary social context and a growing awareness of the relational nature of the concepts of intimacy and identity set these novels apart from earlier writing that take these issues more for granted. Their very concern with the themes of intimacy and identity also sets them apart from much postmodernist, or mannerist, writing that chooses to cold-shoulder these arguments. The study draws on work by contemporary social theorists and philosophers, and aims to examine issues which, although central to the writing of these authors, have been neglected or treated superﬁcially in literary criticism. Finally, it looks into the ways in which the new approaches to the question of intimacy and identity relate and contribute to contemporary debates on the postmodern novel.
However, I have chosen to focus on Angela Carter's The Passion of New Eve (
1977), Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985) and Nick
Hornby's Fever Pitch (1992) because together they offer a range of perspectives
Author: Nick Bentley
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
This critical guide introduces major novelists and themes in British fiction from 1975 to 2005. It engages with concepts such as postmodernism, feminism, gender and the postcolonial, and examines the place of fiction within broader debates in contemporary culture.A comprehensive Introduction provides a historical context for the study of contemporary British fiction by detailing significant social, political and cultural events. This is followed by five chapters organised around the core themes: (1) Narrative Forms, (2) Contemporary Ethnicities, (3) Gender and Sexuality, (4) History, Memory and Writing, and (5) Narratives of Cultural Space.
Angela Carter's utopian/dystopian satire The Passion of New Eve (1982) is
representative of this move,which is discerniblein many feminist utopias:they
areopenended textsthat letgoofthe notion of perfection. Byso doing, theyescape
Author: Lucy Sargisson
A new and challenging entry into the debates between feminism and postmodernism, Contemporary Feminist Utopianism challenges some basic preconceptions about the role of political theory today. Sargisson explores current debates within utopian studies, feminist theory and poststructuralist deconstruction. Utopian thinking is offered as a route out of the dilemma of contemporary feminism as well as a way of conceptualizing its current situation. This book provides an exploration of, and exercise in, utopian thought.
Angela Carter's pick of Mother Goose's feathers. 'Trumps Grimm, with a world-wide selection of savage and funny stories' Observer
Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Virago Press
Once upon a time fairy talesweren't meant just for children, and neither is AngelaCarter's Book of Fairy Tales. This stunning collectioncontains lyrical tales, bloody tales and hilariouslyfunny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all aroundthe world- from the Arctic to Asia - and no dippyprincesses or soppy fairies. Instead, we have prettymaids and old crones; crafty women and bad girls;enchantresses and midwives; rascal aunts and odd sisters.This fabulous celebration of strong minds, low cunning,black arts and dirty tricks could only have beencollected by the unique and much-missed Angela Carter.Illustrated throughout with original woodcuts.
Carter's heady first novel introduces one of her most enigmatic characters.
Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Penguin Mass Market
Carter's heady first novel introduces one of her most enigmatic characters. Honeybuzzard spends his nights scavenging the contents of abandoned buildings and his days seducing and tormenting lovers, enemies, and friends. He and his best friend Morris scoour the backstreets of London, leaving behind a trail of detruction in the broken hearts and dashed hopes of those they love, manipulate, and ultimately discard.
The Passion of New Eve (1967) and Wise Children (1991) are under scrutiny in
this chapter, as illustrative of various aspects of performance, employed to
different ends. Acting becomes a socially transgressive practice (Rose, 1993) that
Author: Eliza Claudia Filimon
Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
Angela Carter’s work is a collage of discourses and genres. The challenge of finding a critical framework, complex and accurate enough to classify her work, has remained. The spectacular and the pragmatic threads of her texts, framed by extreme seriousness and witty humour are unravelled with the help of a different metaphor, denoting enigmatic spaces, conterdiscourses, borders of otherness – heterotopia. Five novels out of nine, five short stories out of thirty-five, as well as Carter’s two film adaptations are filtered through a term extricated from its medical and geographical roots, which emphasizes the ambiguity, as well as the dialogic interaction of Angela Carter’s often discordant discourses that have kept her at the top of the literary canon.