Burning your boats : the collected short stories

by Carter, Angela, 1940-1992,

Format: Print Book 1997
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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presents Carter's considerable legacy of short fiction gathered from published books, and includes early and previously unpublished stories.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.
Early work, 1962-6. The man who loved a double bass
A very, very great lady and her son at home
A Victorian fable (with glossary)
Fireworks : nine profane pieces, 1974. A souvenir of Japan
The executioner's beautiful daughter
The loves of Lady Purple
The smile of winter
Penetrating to the heart of the forest
Flesh and the mirror
Elegy for a freelance
The bloody chamber and other stories, 1979. The bloody chamber
The courtship of Mr. Lyon
The tiger's bride
The Erl-King
The snow child
The lady of the house of love
The werewolf
The company of wolves
Black Venus, 1985. Black Venus
The kiss
Our lady of the massacre
The cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe
Overture and incidental music for A midsummer night's dream
Peter and the wolf
The kitchen child
The Fall River axe murders
American ghosts and old world wonders, 1993. Lizzie's tiger
John Ford's 'Tis pity she's a whore
Gun for the devil
The merchant of shadows
The ghost ships
In Pantoland
Ashputtle or The mother's ghost
Alice in Prague or The curious room
Impressions: The Wrightsman Magdalene
Uncollected stories, 1970-81. The scarlet house
The snow pavilion
The quilt maker.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "PW called this collection of the late writer's gothic, colorful tales "a generous treat." (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Manners and customs -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher New York :Penguin,1997
Language English
Description xiv, 462 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 0140255281 (pbk.)
9780140255287 (pbk.)
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