Saturday, 31 December 2016

Angela Carter


Angela Carter    Richard Mildenhall/ Camera Press

The real Angela Carter (1940-1992) as opposed to the "invention".  Edmund Gordon's new book
"The Invention of Angela Carter: a Biography" describes the real woman, as he sees her.  Not the rather fey magical intellectual I had always thought (being ignorant of Carter) but a highly intellelectual, highly sexual and completely driven individual overcoming an overprotected childhood.  Here is an article by Gordon published in Guardian Saturday Review  1st October, 2016.  I particularly like the story of how she met her second husband, Mark Pearce, when she sought help for domestic emergency while he was working on a building opposite.  "He came in, and never left", she said.

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