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Angela Carter
(1940-1992) born on
May 07
English novelist, short-story writer. She wrote "The Bloody Chamber, and Other Stories," 1979.
I think the adjective "post-modernist" really means "mannerist." Books about books is fun but frivolous.

Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, acknowledges art as a means of knowing the world, then art is relegated to a kind of rumpus room of the mind . . .
If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. . . . You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
There are lots of things that you can brush under the carpet about yourself until you're faced with somebody whose needs won't be put off.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Novelists in Interview," ed. John Haffenden, 1985.
R: The Sadeian Woman, "Polemical Preface," 1979.
A: "The Language of Sisterhood," in "The State of the Language," 1980.
N: In "Marxism Today," (London), Jan 1985.
K: On being a mother for the first time, at age 43; in "Marxism Today," (London), Jan 1985.

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