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The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories 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 birthIn The Bloody Chamber which includes the story that is the basis of Neil Jordan smovie The Company of Wolves 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

10 thoughts on “The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

  1. says:

    Angela Carter reveals the dark heart of the fairy story in these memorably quirky versions She is able to intensify the mythic core of each of these tales, not by stripping them down to their essentials the obvious way but by using eccentric, illuminative detail expressed in individualistic prose Although these versions could be described as feminist and anti patriarchal, such lab

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    My father lost me to The Beast at cards A recent discussion with Konstantin one of my best friends in Goodreads prompted me to read this collection a little sooner than I had planned And it was an utterly fascinating experience I knew I was going to love it and my expectations were justifiably high 10 exceptional short stories paying homage to classic fairy tales and especially to

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    Halloween re read Angela Carter is an absolute masterful writer She takes the basic narrative of fairy tales and infuses them will blood, death and horror She s a genius at what she does.She s a great story teller She transports the stories to the confines of modern society and considers real issues such as the representation of women, the limitations of gender and the restrictions

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    SpoilersI had high expectations for this, Carter s fairy tale retellings are meant to be well known for being feminist, gothic, and original For the most part, I didn t feel that was true Having a few heroines with sexual agency didn t magically make them feminist or ground breaking, it takes a lotthan that to modernise a fairy tale There were only a couple of them that I actually fo

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    Hey there Little Red Riding Hood,You sure are looking good.You re everything a big bad wolf could want.Listen to me I don t think little big girls shouldGo walking in these spooky old woods alone Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, 1962In The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter s uses a decidedly feminist slant to re tell familiar myths and stories The Company of Wolves, for example, provides a

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    An extraordinarily sensual, symbol rich, collection of very adult tales of enchantment, focusing on female protagonists Some are dirtier versions of the familiar, some are barely recognisable beyond title and names, and a couple were unknown to me The Lyon and Tiger stories are variants of each other, and it ends with three relating to wolves, two of which are versions of Little Red Ri

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    A collection of stories based off of fairy tales, I found this the other day cleaning out by books and I realized I never read it I think it may have been for a class I dropped and I guess I had already bought the books It was a pretty short read about 126 pages, so I read it in between doing other work today when taking a break I really enjoyed the writing style and I think the first s

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    What an excellent bundle of stories bringing it all back home, fairytales and folklore wise, stripped of their deceptive pop culture whitewash, all blood splattered and primal and sensual and lady teachy I don t know which rose pricked me deeper the blood countess stricken with sudden, self sacrificial hideousness in the eternal sleep of light of day at finding a pure, deserving specimen

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    Exquisite His touch both consoles and devastates me I feel my heart pulse, then wither, naked as a stone on the roaring mattress while the lovely, moony night slides through the window to dapple the flanks of this innocent who makes cages to keep the sweet birds in Eat me, drink me thirsty, cankered, goblin ridden, I go back and back to him to have his fingers strip the tattered skin away

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    After the rigorous pounding that I got while reading The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr Hoffman, I certainly wasn t expecting this almost diffident collection of short stories.Reading the whole collection the sense of Carter s craft is very strong emphasised by having stories like The Courtship of Mr Lyon and The Tiger s Bride which are variants of the same folktale, or the repetition of t

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