The Sadeian Woman

Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780349008141
Release Date: 2015-11-05
Genre: Social Science

Sexuality is power' - so says the Marquis de Sade, philosopher and pornographer extraordinaire. His virtuous Justine keeps to the rules laid down by men, her reward rape and humiliation; his Juliette, Justine's triumphantly monstrous antithesis, viciously exploits her sexuality. In a world where all tenderness is false, all beds are minefields. But now Sade has met his match. With invention and genius, Angela Carter takes on these outrageous figments of his extreme imagination, and transforms them into symbols of our time - the Hollywood sex goddesses, mothers and daughters, pornography, even the sacred shrines of sex and marriage lie devastatingly exposed before our eyes. Angela Carter delves into the viscera of our distorted sexuality and reveals a dazzling vision of love which admits neither of conqueror nor of conquered.

Poetic Revolutionaries

Author: Marion May Campbell
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789401210355
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Literary Criticism

Poetic Revolutionaries is an exploration of the relationship between radical textual practice, social critique and subversion. From an introduction considering recent debates regarding the cultural politics of intertextuality allied to avant-garde practice, the study proceeds to an exploration of texts by a range of writers for whom formal and poetic experimentation is allied to a subversive politics: Jean Genet, Monique Wittig, Angela Carter, Kathy Acker, Kathleen Mary Fallon, Kim Scott and Brian Castro. Drawing on theories of avant-garde practice, intertextuality, parody, representation, and performance such as those of Mikhaïl Bakhtin, Julia Kristeva, Gérard Genette, Margaret A. Rose, Linda Hutcheon, Fredric Jameson, Ross Chambers and Judith Butler, these readings explore how a confluence of writing strategies – covering the structural, narratological, stylistic and scenographic – can work to boost a text’s subversive power.

Perraults M rchen illustrierte Ausgabe

Author: Charles Perrault
Publisher: The Planet
ISBN: 9781908478498
Release Date: 2011-11-24

Fünf Perraults Märchen, illustriert von Walter Crane (mehr als 40 Abbildungen): der gestiefelte Kater, das Rotkäppchen, Blaubart, das Dornröschen oder die schlafende Schöne im Wald, Aschenputtel oder das gläserne Pantöffelchen.

Reading Translating Rewriting

Author: Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814336359
Release Date: 2013-11-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

In translating Charles Perrault's seventeenth-century Histoires ou contes du temps passé, avec des Moralités into English, Angela Carter worked to modernize the language and message of the tales before rewriting many of them for her own famous collection of fairy tales for adults, The Bloody Chamber, published two years later. In Reading, Translating, Rewriting: Angela Carter's Translational Poetics, author Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère delves into Carter's The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (1977) to illustrate that this translation project had a significant impact on Carter's own writing practice. Hennard combines close analyses of both texts with an attention to Carter's active role in the translation and composition process to explore this previously unstudied aspect of Carter's work. She further uncovers the role of female fairy-tale writers and folktales associated with the Grimms' Kinder- und Hausmärchen in the rewriting process, unlocking new doors to The Bloody Chamber. Hennard begins by considering the editorial evolution of The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault from 1977 to the present day, as Perrault's tales have been rediscovered and repurposed. In the chapters that follow, she examines specific linkages between Carter's Perrault translation and The Bloody Chamber, including targeted analysis of the stories of Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. Hennard demonstrates how, even before The Bloody Chamber, Carter intervened in the fairy-tale debate of the late 1970s by reclaiming Perrault for feminist readers when she discovered that the morals of his worldly tales lent themselves to her own materialist and feminist goals. Hennard argues that The Bloody Chamber can therefore be seen as the continuation of and counterpoint to The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, as it explores the potential of the familiar stories for alternative retellings. While the critical consensus reads into Carter an imperative to subvert classic fairy tales, the book shows that Carter valued in Perrault a practical educator as well as a proto-folklorist and went on to respond to more hidden aspects of his texts in her rewritings.

Cultural Afterlives and Screen Adaptations of Classic Literature

Author: Hila Shachar
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230294042
Release Date: 2012-07-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

Film and television adaptations of classic literature have held a longstanding appeal for audiences, an appeal that this book sets out to examine. With a particular focus on Wuthering Heights, the book examines adaptations made from the 1930s to the twenty-first century, providing an understanding of how they help shape our cultural landscape.

The Passion of New Eve

Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Virago
ISBN: 0860683419
Release Date: 1992-08-27
Genre: Fiction

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.


Author: Christopher Frayling
ISBN: 3981889010
Release Date: 2018-03

Lady Orakel

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492969888
Release Date: 2017-04-03
Genre: Fiction

Als Kind wegen ihres unglaublichen Übergewichts gehänselt und von der eigenen Mutter abgelehnt, findet Joan Foster in ihrer ebenso dicken wie skurrilen Tante Lou eine Verbündete. Als diese stirbt, hinterläßt sie Joan ein Vermögen. Doch der Anspruch auf das Erbe ist an eine Bedingung geknüpft: Joan muß 40 Kilo abnehmen, um in den Genuss des Geldes zu kommen. Mit gewohnt spitzer Feder setzt Margaret Atwood in »Lady Orakel« zu einem Rundumschlag gegen menschliche Schwächen an und entwirft wie nebenbei das Porträt einer ganz und gar ungewöhnlichen Frau auf der Suche nach ihrer Identität.

Komm n her

Author: Sara Gran
ISBN: 3596164869
Release Date: 2007


Author: Jenna Jameson
ISBN: 3453675045
Release Date: 2005

Gute Knochen

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492977425
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Genre: Fiction

Hamlets Mutter, eine reinkarnierte Fledermaus, ein menschenerforschender Falter oder eine männerbastelnde Heimwerkerin – in den 27 kurzen Texten dieses Bandes beweist Margaret Atwood einmal mehr, dass sie in jede beliebige Erzählperspektive schlüpfen kann. Dabei geht es nicht um verborgene Botschaften, sondern darum, die Dinge und ihre Gesetzmäßigkeiten auf den Kopf zu stellen. Denn: Nichts ist so bizarr wie der Mensch selbst!

Drei Abhandlungen zur Sexualtheorie

Author: Sigmund Freud
ISBN: 3596104408
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Sex

Das Erscheinen von Sigmund Freuds »Drei Abhandlungen zur Sexualtheorie« jährt sich 2005 zum hundertsten Mal. Der Reprint der Erstausgabe enthält die Originalgestalt des seinerzeit vom Verlag Franz Deuticke vorgelegten Freudschen Texts, mitsamt den auf dem Rand stehenden Stichworten. Sämtliche heute auf dem Buchmarkt erhältlichen Ausgaben der 'Drei Abhandlungen' geben den Wortlaut der Ausgabe letzter Hand wieder, also der vom Autor letztmals revidierten sechsten Auflage von 1924/25. Wie schon 1999 durch den Reprint der Erstausgabe der 'Traumdeutung' ist es nun zum ersten Mal möglich wahrzunehmen, wie fundamental sich der Urtext von der Ausgabe letzter Hand unterscheidet.