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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.
         
   
F
I think the adjective "post-modernist" really means "mannerist." Books about books is fun but frivolous.

R
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 . . .
A
If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
N
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.
K
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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