Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-10-31
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.
Author: Philip Anselmo
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2016-06-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
In this brutally honest, no-holds-barred memoir, Philip Anselmo, former frontman of the legendary metal band Pantera, finally tells his side of the story-on everything from the band's meteoric rise to the murder of guitarist Darrell Abbott onstage. From bar band obscurity to the bright spotlight of the world's stage, Anselmo helped lead Pantera to world domination. He soared to the top with the first extreme metal album to debut at #1 on the Billboard music charts with Far Beyond Driven in 1994. He turned a bar-bumping glam metal band into the heaviest, most extreme, and most successful heavy metal unit since Metallica. But the ride to the top wasn't easy. Soon after Far Beyond Driven topped the charts, Anselmo hit rock bottom at the band's celebrated return gig in Dallas, Texas, where he was declared clinically dead for more than four minutes after he overdosed on heroin. He later watched Pantera disintegrate due to backbiting, alcohol and drug abuse, and chronic pain. And in addition to nearly killing himself, Anselmo has been blamed for killing the band and wrongfully accused as the reason his best friend and guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was murdered onstage by a deranged fan. Anselmo's rise to the top of the heavy metal heap as the ultimate frontman is the stuff of modern-day legend. Finally, he tells all in this fascinating narrative of his hard-won music career with incredible highs and devastating lows. Mouth of War is the hard, honest, brutal truth.
Der Papst ist tot. Die um den Heiligen Stuhl buhlenden Gegner formieren sich: Traditionalisten, Modernisten, Schwarzafrikaner, Südamerikaner ... Kardinal Lomeli, den eine Glaubenskrise plagt, leitet das schwierige Konklave. Als sich die Pforten hinter den 117 Kardinälen schließen, trifft ein allen unbekannter Nachzügler ein. Der verstorbene Papst hatte den Bischof von Bagdad im Geheimen zum Kardinal ernannt. Ist der aufrechte Kirchenmann der neue Hoffnungsträger in Zeiten von Krieg und Terror – oder ein unerbittlicher Rivale mit ganz eigenen Plänen? Die Welt wartet, dass weißer Rauch aufsteigt ...
Scientific Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Potsdam (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: The British writer Angela Carter got famous for her short stories and her examination of "The Sadeian Woman". In her writing she often deals with sexuality and power. The story "The Bloody Chamber" is one of ten short stories in Angela Carter’s collection "The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories", which was published in 1979. In this particular story she reworks the fairy tale of Blue Beard and transforms it into a feminist retelling by combining it with results from "The Sadeian Woman". With this work she wants “not simply to point out what is wrong with conventional representations of gender; she is concerned at once to offer different representations, different models” (Day 134). Thus her short stories are full of variety and different topics and take place in a Gothic atmosphere. Carter herself claimed that she followed a realism because she wanted to fulfill the desire of the people to believe the word as fact (Day 134). Therefore she uses topics which are familiar to everybody. Sexuality in a wider sense is one of the predominant ones in her stories. It shows a “sexuality that is situated beyond cultural borders and might therefore be more ‘natural’ than the conventional notions of sexual identity” (Gruss 212). However, the sexuality in "The Bloody Chamber" often seems strange, abhorrent and even disgusting. Thus, especially the sexuality serves to create a Gothic atmosphere by the help of different means. In the following paper I want to examine how this is done by use of three Gothic concepts: The haunting, abject and grotesque, and the uncanny.
Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (Institut fur fremdsprachliche Philologien), course: Gothic Fiction, language: English, abstract: The attainment of female subjectivity in spite of female sexual maturation, the oppression of female sexuality, the passive role of females bound in the confines of marriage, and as accumulated property are some of the issues that Carter addresses in The Bloody Chamber within the framework of the fairytale genre. Angela Carter adopts Perrault's fairy-tale Bluebeard in her story The Bloody Chamber and transfers it into a feminist rewriting. She breaks through the prescribed role-understanding of women and men in society. Society defines women as being passive, men as being active in every domain of the everyday life. Angela Carter draws a picture against this stigmatization. She does not define women as being merely subversive; victims of male authority and simply fulfilling their role. She wants to show that women have the ability to gain independence and a free will by giving male qualities to her female characters or letting them not behave like society expects them to behave. In society men are said to be powerful and oppressing their wives. They show true qualities of masculinity and exploit their wife's innocence and naivety. Carter on the one hand portrays men as embodying this prescribed role, but also adds female qualities to their actions and behaviours, or being overpowered by their female counterparts. This paper shall show in how far Angela Carter adapts constructed role models, changes them or invents new ones. Therefore the paper is divided into two sections: The first gives a brief overview about the time period as this text is written against the background of the gothic era. The second part concentrates on The Bloody Chamber, which is first of all based on Perrault's Bluebeard story - to realize the
HANIF KUREISHIS fulminanter erster Roman Karim ist jung, Karim will das Leben und nicht den kleinbürgerlichen Mief der Londoner Vorstadt, wo sein indischer Vater und die britische Mutter versuchen, in die Mittelschicht aufzusteigen. Als der Vater den Bürojob schmeißt und als Meditationslehrer mit exzentrischer Geliebter zum BUDDHA DER VORSTADT wird, ist auch Karim zu allem bereit: Mystik, Drogen, Frauen und Männer, Hauptsache schrill und intensiv.
"Angela Carter, a prolific author who worked in numerous genres, remains one of the most important British writers of the last century. This text explores a selection of Carter's novels and short stories, supplemented with her perspectives on politics, society, aesthetics, and her attempts to redefine established popular genres such as the fairy tale"--Provided by publisher.