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Published: 01 October 2015

208 Pages

8.5 x 5.37 inches

ISBN: 9781784991036

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Decadent Daughters and Monstrous Mothers

Angela Carter and European Gothic

Rebecca Munford

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Argues that Carter's most contentious engagements with a male-authored bloodline of European Gothic are unexpectedly those which best illuminate her feminist politics
  • Draws on unpublished manuscript material to offer new insights into Carter's ambivalent engagement with the work of writers such as Sade and Baudelaire and reveals her rich knowledge of French literature
  • Sheds new light on Carter's textual strategies through discussion of neglected motifs, such as chess, dust and thorns
  • The first academic book to draw on materials from the Angela Carter Papers held at the British Library
  • The first book to give sustained critical attention to Carter's development of Gothic, and specifically European Gothic, forms - in relation to Sade, Baudelaire, Freud, Bataille and Breton, among others

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