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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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Wise Children, The Passion of New Eve, Heroes and Villains, Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories, Nights at the Circus, The Magic Toyshop, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales, Saints and Strangers, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman
Desiderio an employee of the city under a bizarre reality attack from Doctor Hoffman s mysterious machines has fallen in love with Albertina the Doctor s daughter But Albertina a beautiful woman made of glass seems only to appear to him in his dreams Meeting on his adventures a host of cannibals centaurs and acrobats Desiderio must battle against unreality and the warping of time and space to be with her as the Doctor reduces Desiderio s city to a chaotic state of emergency one ridden with madness crime and sexual excess br A satirical tale of magic and sex The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman is a dazzling quest for truth love and identity, Is Sophie Fevvers toast of Europe s capitals part swan or all fake br br Courted by the Prince of Wales and painted by Toulouse Lautrec she is an aerialiste extraordinaire and star of Colonel Kearney s circus She is also part woman part swan Jack Walser an American journalist is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity Dazzled by his love for her and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime Walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through turn of the nineteenth century London St Petersburg and Siberia, b Saints and Strangers b also published as b Black Venus b is an anthology of short fiction Angela Carter takes real people and literary legends most often women who have been mythologized or marginalized and recasts them in a new light In a style that is sensual cerebral almost hypnotic The Fall River Axe Murders portrays the last hours before Lizzie Borden s infamous act the sweltering heat the weight of flannel and corsets the clanging of the factory bells the food reheated and reserved despite the lack of adequate refrigeration the house full of locked doors that open only into other rooms with other locked doors In Our Lady of the Massacre the no nonsense voice of an eighteenth century prostitute runaway slave questions who is civilized the Indians or the white men Black Venus gives voice to Charles Baudelaire s Creole mistress Jeanne Duval you could say not so much that Jeanne did not understand the lapidary troubled serenity of her lover s poetry but that it was a perpetual affront to her He recited it to her by the hour and she ached raged and chafed under it because his eloquence denied her language The Kiss takes the traditional story of Tamburlaine s wife and gives it a new and refreshing ending Sometimes disquieting sometimes funny always thought provoking Angela Carter s stories offer a feminist revision of images that lie deep in the public psyche, One of our most imaginative and accomplished writers Angela Carter left behind a dazzling array of work essays citicism and fiction But it is in her short stories that her extraordinary talents as a fabulist feminist social critic and weaver of tales are most penetratingly evident This volume presents Carter s considerable legacy of short fiction gathered from published books and includes early and previously unpublished stories From reflections on jazz and Japan through vigorous refashionings of classic folklore and fairy tales to stunning snapshots of modern life in all its tawdry glory we are able to chart the evolution of Carter s marvelous magical vision