She wrote a fairly scholarly introduction to it, acknowledging colonial bias, etc, etc, and commenting on the content. Born Angela Olive Stalker in Eastbourne, in 1940, Carter was evacuated as a child to live in Yorkshire with her maternal grandmother. I originally picked this up in the UK in 2017. Let me know what you thought of this book if you read it or if you would like to read it at some point. Once upon a time fairy tales weren't meant just for children, and neither is Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales. I’m… probably going to read that again before the book club meeting to see if I want to discuss anything from that angle. It made me laugh out loud. Carter does not try to hide or erase that, but she reminds us to read cautiously. I’m not the biggest fan of Angela Carter, having read a couple of her books back during my BA, but I do love fairy tales, so I was ready to give it a go anyway. The premise of this one is that all these random folk stories are in some way about girls. Everyday low … The book is a collection of stories from all over the world, all of which based around a female character. Please login to your account first; Need help? So many cultures are represented and united in this gorgeous book - and only a few tales were known to me beforehand. If I had to sum up this book in one word, it would be Bizarre. We’d love your help. The stories are grouped into the following: In her Book of Fairy Tales, Carter has attempted what the Bro's Grimm did many a generation ago, and compile a compendium of folk and fairy tales from across a variety of cultures and countries. I’m not the biggest fan of Angela Carter, having read a couple of her books back during my BA, but I do love fairy tales, so I was ready to give it a go anyway. This book is also an antidote to the current politically correct tendency to bowdlerise fairy tales. But I loved this book first for its distinctive voice. Main Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales. Angela Carter is a marvel - her collection of folktales from across the world is absolutely gorgeous and is a true testament to her own talent as a storyteller. A fascinating collection of fairy tales from around the world, and a wide range of different cultures. Bits of them remind you of fairy tales you know and love, Cinderella and Snow White are in here but not as you know them. It's hard to know how to review collections like this because in my mind they are as much data as they are entertainment. Send-to-Kindle or Email . Twitter. I think this is a good book to keep close to bed, in case you don't really feel like reading anything too long or engaging. This is actually Volumne 1 and Volumne 2 of Carter's Virago Fairy Tales. There are currently no available episodes. This is not the sort of fairy tale book you would pick up to read your children a bed time story. Refresh and try again. This collection contains lyrical tales, bloody tales and hilariously funny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all around the world - from the Arctic to Asia - and no dippy princesses or soppy fairies. These are the archetypes that we learn life lessons from. Plus, enjoy 10% off your next online purchase over $50. ISBN 13: 9781844081738. She wrote a fairly scholarly introduction to it, acknowledging colonial bias, etc, etc, and commenting on the content. This was bizarre. This stunning collection contains lyrical tales, bloody tales and hilariously funny and ripely bawdy stories from countries all around the world- from the Arctic to Asia - … $7.99. The English novelist Angela Carter is best known for her 1979 book “The Bloody Chamber,” which is a kind of updating of the classic European fairy tales. Ok, so I haven't read every tale in it yet but I have come across some amazing fairy tales in this collection that had me and my mate in stitches. Grotesque, even. File: MOBI , 8.67 MB. Angela Carter and the Fairy Tale is a diverse collection of scholarly essays, fiction, personal reminiscence, and interviews from an international group of scholars, artists, and novelists. Every time I read one I get wistful for the day when we will have proper phylogenetic trees to give these stories context. Welcome back. kartiniorkate Life, love and lost. Embed. It was first published in the United Kingdom in 1979 by Gollancz and won the Cheltenham Festival Literary Prize. My old copies are long gone. True, reading this back to back can be a bit tiresome and boring since there are stories with pretty much the same elements, just from another part of the world, but I think this is definitely a good one who loves fairy tales but hasn't read a lot of them besides from Grimm's or European fairy tales in general. And no drippy princesses or soppy fairies. If I had to sum up this book in one word, it would be Bizarre. English 1844081737. The tales told to children is where it all begins. Then Terry Windling & Ellen Datlow brought out their wonderful anthologies, and Charles deLint found Newford, and so many authors began to find inspiration that it was hard to keep up with it all. You would expect a collection like this to have a certain amount of filtering or bias, and they definitely do. Angela Carter’s anthology of short stories based on fairy tales, The Bloody Chamber, was published in 1979 and caused great controversy around the topic of feminism. $31.00. Hardcover $ 31.00. Sign up to get exclusive offers, the best in books & more.Plus, enjoy 10% off your next online purchase over $50.†. I find it really hard to repeatedly get invested in stories and I can't hold my focus. Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales 512. by Angela Carter. I'm glad I read this. They aren’t all, naturally, feminist on an individual level. But what a lovely collection. As a teenager she battled anorexia. 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