Angela Carter Research

  • Angela Carter was a British Novelist.
  • Her first writting position with the Croydon Advertiser where she worked as a journalist.
  • Carter wrote many novels, works of nonfiction, anthologies as well as several articles.
  • Many of her short stories were released on the radio and a couple of her fictional works made into films.


I found one of Angela’s books for sale on Amazon and the description reads:

“Once upon a time fairy tales weren’t meant just for children, and neither is Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales. 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 – and no dippy princesses or soppy fairies. Instead, we have pretty maids and old crones; crafty women and bad girls; enchantresses and midwives; rascal aunts and odd sisters.

 This fabulous celebration of strong minds, low cunning, black arts and dirty tricks could only have been collected by the unique and much-missed Angela Carter. Illustrated throughout with original woodcuts.”

This is ideal as Angela seems to have taken fairytales and re-written them in a much more adult and sinister way. This is what I would like to do with my photographic work. – My next step is to buy the book and highlight appropriate pieces and take notes of segments of the stories that I feel has influenced me and my idea; and also re-search into Freud.


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