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Read online Shaking a Leg: Collected Journalism and Writings.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Shaking a Leg: Collected Journalism and Writings One of contemporary literature s most original and affecting novel and short story writers Angela Carter also wrote brilliant nonfiction Shaking a Leg comprises the best of her essays and criticism much of it collected for the first time Carter s acute observations are spiked with her pungent honesty her devastating wit her penchant for mockery and her passion for the absurd Whether discussing films or food feminism or fantasy science fiction or sex Carter consistently explores new territories and overturns old ideas From her hilarious deconstruction of Gone With the Wind and a delightfully wicked description of a Japanese fertility festival to enchanting accounts of her early childhood adventures or the irreverent reevaluations of D H Lawrence H P Lovecraft and Elizabeth David this marvelous companion to Burning Your Boats which collected Carter s short fiction firmly places her among the most accomplished writers of this century Exuberant fierce and dazzling Shaking a Leg will satisfy her ever increasing legion of readers by Angela Carter

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Shaking a Leg: Collected Journalism and Writings
Title:Shaking a Leg: Collected Journalism and Writings
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Number of Pages:656
Category:Non fiction, Essays, Feminism, Short stories, Th century
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Dora and Nora Chance are a famous song and dance team of the British music halls Billed as The Lucky Chances the sisters are the illegitimate and unacknowledged daughters of Sir Melchoir Hazard the greatest Shakespearean actor of his day At once ribald and sentimental glittery and tender this rambunctious family saga is Angela Carter at her bewitching best, Once upon a time fairy tales weren t meant just for children and neither is i Angela Carter s Book of Fairy Tales i This collection contains lyrical tales bloody tales and hilariously funny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all around the world from the Arctic to Asia and no dippy princesses or soppy fairies Instead we have pretty maids and old crones crafty women and bad girls enchantresses and midwives rascal aunts and odd sisters, 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, 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