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Read online Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories One of our most imaginative and accomplished writers Angela Carter left behind a dazzling array of work essays citicism and fiction But it is in her short stories that her extraordinary talents as a fabulist feminist social critic and weaver of tales are most penetratingly evident This volume presents Carter s considerable legacy of short fiction gathered from published books and includes early and previously unpublished stories From reflections on jazz and Japan through vigorous refashionings of classic folklore and fairy tales to stunning snapshots of modern life in all its tawdry glory we are able to chart the evolution of Carter s marvelous magical vision by Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie

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Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories
Title:Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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ISBN:0140255281
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Number of Pages:462
Category:short-stories, fiction, fantasy, magical-realism, fairy-tales, feminism
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The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, Wise Children, The Passion of New Eve, Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories, The Magic Toyshop, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman, Heroes and Villains, Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales, Saints and Strangers, Nights at the Circus
Angela Carter was a storytelling sorceress the literary godmother of such contemporary masters of supernatural fiction as Neil Gaiman David Mitchell Audrey Niffenegger J K Rowling and Kelly Link who introduces this edition of Carter s most celebrated book published for the seventy fifth anniversary of her birth In i The Bloody Chamber i which includes the story that is the basis of Neil Jordan s movie i The Company of Wolves i Carter spins subversively dark and sensual versions of familiar fairy tales and legends like Little Red Riding Hood Bluebeard Puss in Boots and Beauty and the Beast giving them exhilarating new life in a style steeped in the romantic trappings of the gothic tradition, After the apocalypse the world is neatly divided br br Rational civilization rests with the Professors in their steel and concrete villages marauding tribes of Barbarians roam the surrounding jungles mutilated Out People inhabit the burnt scars of cities br br But Marianne a Professor s daughter is carried away into the jungle a grotesque vegetable paradise where she will become the captive bride of Jewel the proud and beautiful Barbarian There she will witness the savage rituals of the snake worshippers indulge her voluptuous virginal fantasies taste the forbidden fruit of chaos br br Erotic exotic and bizarre HEROES AND VILLAINS is a post apocalyptic romance a gripping adventure story a colourful embroidery of religion and magic and not least a dispassionate vision of life beyond our brave nuclear world, One night Melanie walks through the garden in her mother s wedding dress The next morning her world is shattered Forced to leave the comfortable home of her childhood she is sent to London to live with relatives she never met Aunt Margaret beautiful and speechless and her brothers Francie whose graceful music belies his clumsy nature and the volatile Finn who kisses Melanie in the ruins of the pleasure garden And brooding Uncle Philip loves only the life sized wooden puppets he creates in his toyshops The classic gothic novel established Angela Carter as one of our most imaginative writers and augurs the themes of her later creative works br br Beneath its contemporary surface this novel shimmers with blurred echoes from Lewis Carroll from Giselle and Coppelia Harlequin and Punch It leave behind it a flavor pungent and unsettling i The New York Times Book Review i, Is Sophie Fevvers toast of Europe s capitals part swan or all fake br br Courted by the Prince of Wales and painted by Toulouse Lautrec she is an aerialiste extraordinaire and star of Colonel Kearney s circus She is also part woman part swan Jack Walser an American journalist is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity Dazzled by his love for her and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime Walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through turn of the nineteenth century London St Petersburg and Siberia