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Angela Carter and the Fairy Tale

Edited by Danielle M. Roemer and Cristina Bacchilega

Fairy-Tale Studies

Published: January 2001
ISBN: 9780814329054
Pages: 272 Size: 6x9
Illustrations: 4

Angela Carter (1940-1992) is widely known for her literary fairy tales, particularly those appearing in The Bloody Chamber. Her stylishly creative appropriation and adaptation of fairy-tale patterns, motifs, and content are evident not only her individual tales written for adults but throughout her novels and other fiction.

Editors Danielle M. Roemer and Cristina Bacchilega together with the contributors to this volume investigate Carter’s approaches to the fair-tale genre. They explore various facets of Carter’s work and life and open new avenues for further research. 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. Angela Carter and the Fairy Tale will be of interest to those pursuing research in contemporary literature, folklore, and women’s studies. It will also serve as a useful reference point for other readers who wish to learn more about the fairy tales written by this dynamic author.

Cristina Bacchilega is an associate professor of English at University of Hawai’i at Mãnoa.

Danielle M. Roemer is an associate professor of literature at Northern Kentucky University.

Contributors Include:
Cristina Bacchilega, Jacques Barchilon, Stephen Benson, Elise Bruhl, Robert Cooper, Michael Gamer, Janet Langlois, Kathleen E. B. Manley, Kai Mikkonen, Betsy Moss, Danielle M. Roemer, Lorna Sage, Anny Crunelle Vanrigh, Marina Warner, Jack Zipes