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Author Gordon, Edmund, author
Title The invention of Angela Carter / Edmund Gordon
Imprint London : Chatto & Windus, 2016
©2016
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  PR6053.A73 Z68 2016    AVAILABLE    30530001265958
Descript xvii, 525 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Angela Carter is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and beguiling writers of the last century. Her work stands out for its bawdiness and linguistic zest, its hospitality to the fantastic and the absurd, and its extraordinary inventiveness and range. Her life was as modern and as unconventional as anything in her fiction. Born Angela Olive Stalker in Eastbourne in 1940, her story spans the latter half of the twentieth century. After escaping an oppressive childhood and a difficult early marriage, the success of her first novels enable the freedoms of travel -- journeying across America in a Greyhound bus, and then on to Tokyo, where she lived for three transformative years -- before settling in London to write her last, great novels, amid the joys of late motherhood and prestigious teaching posts abroad. By the time of her tragic and untimely death at the age of fifty-one, she was firmly established as an iconoclastic writer whose fearlessly original work had reinvigorated the literary landscape and inspired a new generation
Subject Carter, Angela, 1940-1992
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography
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