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By Sonya Andermahr, Lawrence Phillips

Bringing jointly major foreign students of latest fiction and smooth ladies writers, this e-book offers authoritative new severe readings of Angela Carter's paintings from a number of leading edge theoretical and disciplinary techniques. Angela Carter: New serious Readings either evaluates Carter's legacy as feminist provocateur and postmodern stylist, and broaches new flooring in contemplating Carter as, variously, a poet and a ‘naturalist'. together with insurance of Carter's earliest writings and her journalism in addition to her extra largely studied novels, brief tales and dramatic works, the ebook covers such issues as rescripting the canon, surrealism, and Carter's poetics.

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The phantasy of a mutilated male creature,’ as Barbara Creed observes, ‘is central to representations of the male monster in myth, legend, fairy story, the horror film and Gothic literature’ (Creed 1993: 115) and the male werewolves in The Company of Wolves are no exceptions. In addition, female power and resistance to expectations, especially in terms of gender roles, is foregrounded.

Deserted by her prospective husband at the altar, Miss Havisham refuses to adopt any alternative identity other than that of a bride, freezing both time and herself at the moment of her abortive marriage. Angela Carter’s reference 24 Angela Carter: New Critical Readings to such a figure is meaningful within any discussion of her portrayal of the wedding dress in her fiction, since it gives us the key to understanding the way in which it works as a specifically Gothic trope. In Great Expectations, Pip’s first view of Miss Havisham is of a conventional bride, ‘dressed in rich materials – satins, and lace, and silks – all of white’ (Dickens 2010: 49).

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