Shaking a Leg: Journalism and Writings

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Chatto & Windus, Jan 1, 1997 - Essays - 641 pages
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Contents

My Fathers House
15
Notes from a Maternity Ward
29
Anger in a Black Landscape
43
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

A powerful and disturbing writer, Angela Carter created haunting fiction about travelers surviving their passage through a disintegrating universe. Often based on myth or fairy tale-borrowed or invented for the occasion-her work evokes the most powerful aspects of sexuality and selfhood, of life and death, of apocalypse. Carter's most successful novels include The Magic Toyshop (1967), which received the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and Several Perceptions (1968), winner of the Somerset Maugham Award. The Passion of New Eve (1977), a story of the end of the world and its possible new beginning with failed mankind replaced by a self-generating womankind. She translated many fairy tales and wrote several collections of short stories, including The Bloody Chamber (1979) which won the Cheltenham Festival of Literature Award and was the basis for the powerful movie A Company of Wolves. She worked as a journalist and as a professor at Brown and the University of Texas. She published two nonfiction books of interest: Nothing Sacred, selected writings, and The Sadeian Woman (1979).

Uglow grew up in Cumbria and Dorset, and was educated at Cheltenham and Oxford. She is now the editor of The Hogarth Press. She has taught literature and women's studies in adult education over several years.

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