The Passion Of New Eve

I know nothing.

The Passion Of New Eve

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349008175

Page: 192

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I know nothing. I am a tabula rasa, a blank sheet of paper, an unhatched egg. I have not yet become a woman, although I possess a woman's shape. Not a woman, no: both more and less than a real woman. Now I am a being as mythic and monstrous as Mother herself . . . ' New York has become the City of Dreadful Night where dissolute Leilah performs a dance of chaos for Evelyn. But this young Englishman's fate lies in the arid desert, where a many-breasted fertility goddess will wield her scalpel to transform him into the new Eve.

The Disobedient Writer

ANGELA CARTER , THE PASSION OF NEW EVE If , as Zipes and others have noted , fairy tales originally emerged not only from the socioeconomic circumstances of ...

The Disobedient Writer

Author: Nancy A. Walker

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292790964

Page: 205

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For centuries, women who aspired to write had to enter a largely male literary tradition that offered few, if any, literary forms in which to express their perspectives on lived experience. Since the nineteenth century, however, women writers and readers have been producing "disobedient" counter-narratives that, while clearly making reference to the original texts, overturn their basic assumptions. This book looks at both canonical and non-canonical works, over a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres, that offer counter-readings of familiar Western narratives. Nancy Walker begins by probing women's revisions of two narrative traditions pervasive in Western culture: the biblical story of Adam and Eve, and the traditional fairy tales that have served as paradigms of women's behavior and expectations. She goes on to examine the works of a wide range of writers, from contemporaries Marilynne Robinson, Ursula Le Guin, Anne Sexton, Fay Weldon, Angela Carter, and Margaret Atwood to precursors Caroline Kirkland, Fanny Fern, Mary De Morgan, Mary Louisa Molesworth, Edith Nesbit, and Evelyn Sharp.

Shadow Dance

' And yet the men still hover around her, more out of curiosity than lust, and none more so than the wildly seductive, dangerous funny man, Honeybuzzard; lithe as a stick of liquorice, he is the demonic puppet master at the swirling centre ...

Shadow Dance

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349008159

Page: 192

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The scar drew her whole face sideways and even in profile, with the hideous thing turned away, her face was horribly lop-sided, skin, features and all, dragged away from the bone. She was a beautiful girl, a white and golden girl, like moonlight on daisies, a month ago.' And yet the men still hover around her, more out of curiosity than lust, and none more so than the wildly seductive, dangerous funny man, Honeybuzzard; lithe as a stick of liquorice, he is the demonic puppet master at the swirling centre of the tale. 'In a modern day horror story gleaming with perfect 1960's detail, she performs a double act, conjuring up just the right amount of unease and perversion beneath the idiosyncratic business of relatively ordinary lives' THE TIMES

A Passion for Difference

Angela Carter and the passion ( s ) of new Eve One very common assumption at the present time is that there are two sexes and two genders , and that there ...

A Passion for Difference

Author: Henrietta L. Moore

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253209511

Page: 177

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In this new book Henrietta Moore examines the limitations of the theoretical languages used by anthropologists and others to write about sex, gender, and sexuality. Moore begins by discussing recent feminist debates on the body and the notion of the non-universal human subject. She then considers why anthropologists have contributed relatively little to these debates, suggesting that this reflects the history of anthropology's conceptualization of ""persons"" or ""selves"" cross-culturally. The author also pursues a series of related themes, including the links between gender, identity, and violence; the construction of domestic space and its relationship to bodily practices and the internalization of relations of difference; and the links between the gender of the anthropologist and the writing of anthropology. By developing a specific anthropological approach to feminist post-structuralist and psychoanalytic theory, Moore demonstrates anthropology's contribution to current debates in feminist theory.

The Archetypes in Angela Carter s novels

The focus is on the novels "The Passion of New Eve", "Heroes and Villains", "The Sadeian Woman", "Nights at the Circus" and "The Magic Toyshop".

The Archetypes in Angela Carter s novels

Author: Mohammad El Sayed

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3346029484

Page: 120

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Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2019 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: Excellent, Cairo University, course: English Literature, language: English, abstract: The thesis discusses some of the archetypal themes, characters, and plots in selected novels by Angela Carter guided by the ideas of the Swiss Psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung. The focus is on the novels "The Passion of New Eve", "Heroes and Villains", "The Sadeian Woman", "Nights at the Circus" and "The Magic Toyshop". Angela Carter both conveys and challenges the traditional archetype within her multiple works of literature. Her work is the subject of literary attention and critique, specifically due to its approach to challenging male patriarchy and her choice of brusque language as her form of expression. Her novels present rather unconventional women and heroes’ journeys that are far from typical. Her shift from conforming to the typical offers an interesting dimension from which to assess her understanding of archetypes and the deliberate ways through which she destroys them through her writing.

The Gothic

What Carter shows , most especially in The Passion of New Eve , is that the cinema is perhaps the optimum technological vehicle for the parading of the ...

The Gothic

Author: Fred Botting

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859916196

Page: 184

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From Horace Walpole to Angela Carter and the X-Files, new and familiar texts are reassessed, and common readings of Gothic themes and critical approaches to the genre are interrogated.

Angela Carter and the Fairy Tale

... upon " Peter and the Wolf , " provides a cogent critique of castration images in two of Carter's novels , The Magic Toyshop and The Passion of New Eve .

Angela Carter and the Fairy Tale

Author: Jacques Barchilon

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814329054

Page: 269

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A diverse collection of essays, artwork, interviews, and fiction on Angela Carter.

The Fiction of Rushdie Barnes Winterson and Carter

The Passion of New Eve (¡977), written around the same time as The Sadeian Woman, is an explicit attempt to write “moral pornography.” In The Passion of New ...

The Fiction of Rushdie  Barnes  Winterson and Carter

Author: Gregory J. Rubinson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786422874

Page: 236

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"This book takes an in-depth look at the works of these authors with specific emphasis on how they use literary devices to challenge fundamental ideas about politics, race, nationality and gender. The study notes both differences and similarities among the four authors"--Provided by publisher.

Tactical Readings

The War Of Gender Dreams : The Passion of New Eve Despite the inadvisability of trying to fix one moment when the phase of feminism known as the Women's ...

Tactical Readings

Author: Nicola Pitchford

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838754870

Page: 223

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Both writers' novels borrow heavily from other authors, and in doing so they offer strategies for a politically committed rereading of literary history and its interaction with the popular imagination.".

Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature

Angela CARTER, a master of bizarre Gothic fiction, inverts standard male-centered cosmology in the hilarious grotesque novel The Passion of New Eve (1977).

Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109105

Page: 785

View: 589

An accessible one-volume encyclopedia, this addition to the Literary Movements series is a comprehensive reference guide to the history and development of feminist literature, from early fairy tales to works by great women writers of today. Hundred

Angela Carter

FOUR The Passion of New Eve ' [ O ] ur flesh arrives to us out of history ' writes Carter in The Sadeian Woman ( SW 9 ) . The Passion of New Eve ( 1977 ) ...

Angela Carter

Author: Aidan Day

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719053160

Page: 224

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The first full-scale study of Angela Carter's fiction with a broad though scholarly appeal.

Posthuman Bodies

Angela Carter's The Passion of New Eve responds to that same male anxiety by imagining a reconstruction of the male that gives him access to woman's ...

Posthuman Bodies

Author: Judith M. Halberstam

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253115584

Page: 276

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"... will draw a wide readership from the ranks of literary critics, film scholars, science studies scholars and the growing legion of 'literature and science' researchers. It should be among the essentials in a posthumanist toolbox." -- Richard Doyle Automatic teller machines, castrati, lesbians, The Terminator: all participate in the profound technological, representation, sexual, and theoretical changes in which bodies are implicated. Posthuman Bodies addresses new interfaces between humans and technology that are radically altering the experience of our own and others' bodies.

Fireworks

Not simply a book of tales, Fireworks is a headlong plunge into an alternate universe, the unique creation of one of the most fertile, dark, irreverent, and baroquely beautiful imaginations in contemporary fiction.

Fireworks

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349008124

Page: 160

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In the short fiction of Angela Carter, the landmarks of reality disappear and give way to a landscape of riotous and uncensored sensibility. The city of Tokyo turns into a mirrored chamber reflecting the impossible longings of an exiled Englishwoman abandoned by her Japanese lover. An itinerant puppet show becomes a theatre of murderous lust. A walk through the forest ends in a nightmarish encounter with a gun-toting nymph and her hermaphrodite 'aunt'. Not simply a book of tales, Fireworks is a headlong plunge into an alternate universe, the unique creation of one of the most fertile, dark, irreverent, and baroquely beautiful imaginations in contemporary fiction.