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Angela Carter


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Angela Carter (7 May 1940 – 16 February 1992) was an English novelist and journalist, known for her feminist, magical realism, and picaresque works. In 2008, The Times ranked Carter tenth in their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". more »

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  • ''Just because we're sisters under the skin doesn't mean we've got much in common.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British author. Guardian (London, Oct. 25, 1990).
  • ''If the Barbarians are destroyed, who will we then be able to blame for the bad things?''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Heroes and Villains, ch. 1, William Heineman (1969).
  • ''There are lots of things that you can brush under the carpet about yourself until you're faced with somebody whose needs won't be put off.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British author. interview in Marxism Today (London, Jan. 1985). On being a mother for the first time, at age 43.
  • ''Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself.... You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British author. Marxism Today (London, Jan. 1985).
  • ''In a secular age, an authentic miracle must purport to be a hoax, in order to gain credit in the world.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Nights at the Circus, part 1, ch. 1, Chatto & Windus (1984).
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