Unicorn : the poetry of Angela Carter

by Carter, Angela, 1940-1992,

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a) The Unicorn
As with the night-scented stock, the full
splendour of the unicorn manifests itself most potently
at twilight. Then the horn sprouts, swells, blooms
in all its glory. SEE THE HORN
(bend the tab, slit in slot
marked 'x')

Despite being one of the most influential - and best-loved - of the post-war English writers, Angela Carter remains little-known as a poet. In Unicorn, the critic and historian Rosemary Hill collects together her published verse from 1963-1971, a period in which Carter began to explore the themes that dominated her later work: magic, the reworking of myths and their darker sides, and the overturning of literary and social conventions. With imagery at times startling in its violence and disconcerting in its presentation of sexuality, Unicorn provides compelling insight into the formation of a remarkable imagination.
In the essay that accompanies the poems the critic and historian Rosemary Hill considers them in the context of Carter's other work and as an aspect of the 1960s, the decade which as Carter put it 'wasn't like they say in the movies'.
The poems. Unicorn
Through the looking glass - On the down
William the Dreamer's vision of nature
Two wives and a widow
From Five quiet shouters
My cat in her first spring
Life-affirming poem about small, pregnant white cat
The horse of love
Poem for a wedding photograph (1965)
Poem for a wedding photograph (1966)
Poem for Robinson Crusoe
Japanese snapshots
Morning glories
Only lovers
A splinter in the mind: the poems of Angela Carter
Angry young men and disgusting girls:writing in the 1960s
Hairy fairies: the prose of Angela Carter.

Additional Information
Subjects Carter, Angela, -- 1940-1992 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Publisher London :Profile Books,2015
Other Titles Poems.
Poetry of Angela Carter
Contributors Hill, Rosemary (Historian), writer of added commentary.
Language English
Description xiii, 108 pages ; 19 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-108).
ISBN 9781781253618
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