The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography

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Angela Carter’s life was as rich with incident, as vigorously modern, as unconventional, as dark and ultimately as tragic as anything in her fiction. A writer of extraordinary inventiveness and range, her work stands out from the great mass of modern English fiction for its bawdiness, linguistic zest and its hospitality to the fantastic and the absurd. This is the first full biography of one of the greatest English writers of the twentieth century.

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WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD

NBCC AWARD FINALIST

WINNER OF THE 2017 SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE

Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Financial Times, Spectator and Observer

Angela Carter’s life was as unconventional as anything in her fiction. Through her fearlessly original and inventive books, including The Bloody Chamber and Nights at the Circus, she became an icon to a generation and one of the most acclaimed English writers of the last hundred years. This is her first full and authorised biography.

Edmund Gordon uncovers Carter’s life story – from a young woman trying to write in a tiny bedsit in Tokyo, to one of the most important and daring writers of her day. From a life full of adventure sprang work so fantastic, dazzling and seductive that it permanently changed and reinvigorated British literature. This is the story of how Angela Carter invented herself.

‘An exemplary piece of work… Everyone should read it’ Spectator

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Weight 0.396 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

xvii, 525 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K