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review Ø eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ð Angela Carter Angela Carter Ð 7 Summary The Bloody Chamber Other Stories Read & Download Ò 7 From familiar fairy tales and legends Red Riding Hood Bluebeard Puss in Boots Beauty and the Beast vampires werewolves Angela Carter has create. My father lost me to The Beast at cards A recent discussion with Konstantin one of my best friends in Goodreads prompted me to read this collection a little sooner than I had planned And it was an utterly fascinating experience I knew I was going to love it and my expectations were justifiably high 10 exceptional short stories paying homage to classic fairy tales and especially to Charles Perrault From Bluebeard and The Beauty and the Beast to Puss in Boots and The Snow Child written in a uniue sensual dark language The Bloody Chamber In my opinion the jewel of the collection This is a story based on Bluebeard one of my favourite fairy tales because I m weird and I like it Seriously though this is a beautiful showcase of Carter s immense talent She inserts elements from the dawning of Gothic Fiction and crafts a perfect story The legend of Dracula Carmilla the Iron Maiden As a young woman who finds herself amidst the journey of marriage to a strange count discovers sexual liberation perversion and death I loved the language in this one full of underlying sensuality and the blurred line between pleasure and despair The Courtship of Mr Lyon A story based on Beauty and the Beast Carter kept the most well known features of the tale intact Sometimes the best retellings are the ones that stay close to the original source and this was definitely the case here The Tiger s Bride The second story based on Beauty and the Beast A young woman of aristocratic origin travels from Russia to Italy The Beast becomes a tiger in a tale full of weird twists that make the ending shocking and powerful Carter shows that finding your identity is essential for both sexes and the descriptions are poetic and vivid A story of winter and spring Puss in Boots A tale based on the story by Giovanni Francesco Straparola Puss in Boots had never been among my favourite fairy tales but Carter manages to combine it with Rossini s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Figaro is turned into a genius cynic and all around spectacular feline An entertaining story that reads like a true opera buffa The Erl King Reminiscent of Goethe the Grimm brothers and the legend of the King of Fairies in Scandinavian folklore The tale starts with a beautiful description of an autumnal forest haunting and colourful full of smells and visions It is the most sexually charged tale of the collection with beautiful erotic descriptions and a constant battle between innocence and awareness Love isn t a blinding force in this story The maiden doesn t saintly surrender to her fate She changes it and prevails The Snow Child There are many versions of this fairy tale Carter chooses the most shocking violent dark variant a twisted vision of a tormented Snow White It is a short tale that strikes at the heart with its dark themes of necrophilia abuse and lethal jealousy The Lady of the House of Love A girl who is both death and the maiden Carter combines the tale of The Sleeping Beauty the legend of Elizabeth Bathory and the tale of Dracula to create a story set in the Carpathian region during the turn of the previous century that is nothing short of a masterpiece The Werewolf It makes me sad that in our current times books of dubious to put it mildly uality have transformed such haunting and fascinating creatures into a fad of a horrible pop culture Thankfully writers like Carter do not refuse them the position that centuries of lore have granted to these tortured creatures of the night A tale based on Little Red Riding Hood enriched with folklore from Walpurgisnacht and with an interesting heroine of dubious motives The Company of Wolves The wolfsong is the sound of the rending you will suffer in itself a murdering A second story based on Little Red Riding Hood The wolf is the protagonist The beauty the agility the danger Carter makes use of the legends and fables about the werewolf juxtaposed with the innocence of the children and the allure of the forbidden A story that is open to many interpretations Wolf Alice This is the third story based on Little Red Riding Hood and the one fully demonstrating society s obsession to have us all the same denying us the right to be what we want to be A young woman defies religious and social rules and discovers that compassion and companionship are sometimes waiting where we least expect themThe stories are rich in visual scenes faithful to the spirit of their original sources and composed of themes that are difficult and demanding Carter speaks of female emancipation sexual liberation the heavy chains of patriarchy and society s expectations of women Carter defies the stereotypes and clearly demonstrates the desire for the identity of the heroine who saves herself instead of waiting for the Knight Even when she falters it s by her own choice and she accepts the conseuences What are the canonical fairy tales in any case Didactic parables of the notion that transgressions turn people into monsters Anything that doesn t meet the common expectations of appearance and behavior is considered demonic But we as women don t need to read tales to discover there are monsters in the world We ve seen them We have been facing them for centuries We still fight against them We always willIt is my sincerest conviction that fairy tales especially retellings such as these can reveal about the human nature than any serious novel or philosophical work Carter s tales couldn t have been meaningful relevant to our current times mirroring issues that concern us constantly That is if we are willing to look deeper and search for them These tales are written in beautiful language but this is merely a technical issue What matters is what they try to tell us and show us This is beyond labels such as Horror or Gothic or Literary Fiction It is about ourselves and our identities The lamb must learn to run with the tigers My reviews can also be found on

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review Ø eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ð Angela Carter Angela Carter Ð 7 Summary The Bloody Chamber Other Stories Read & Download Ò 7 D an absorbing collection of dark sensual fantastic storiesContentsThe Bloody Chamber 1979The Courtship of Mr Lyon 1979The Tiger's Bride 1979Pu. SpoilersI had high expectations for this Carter s fairy tale retellings are meant to be well known for being feminist gothic and original For the most part I didn t feel that was true Having a few heroines with sexual agency didn t magically make them feminist or ground breaking it takes a lot than that to modernise a fairy tale There were only a couple of them that I actually found somewhat enjoyable the rest were rubbishHated the writing it was convoluted complicated and nonsensical There were a number of times I got lost as to what the hell was going on and had to keep re reading sentences over and over to get some clarity Also some sentences read like paragraphs than sentences they never bloody ended The storiesTHE BLOODY CHAMBERuite liked this but mostly because of the ending where the heroine s mum kills Bluebeard and saves her daughter from death Other than that it was a paint by numbers retelling of Bluebeard THE COURTSHIP OF MR LYON So predictable and cheesy It was a run of the mill Beauty and the Beast retelling complete with flat characters insta love and zero depth THE TIGER S BRIDE Another Beauty and the Beast retelling This time Beauty ends up with the Beast because her dad gambles her off like property At the end Beauty turns herself into a beast too so she can be with a guy who forced her to live with him just so he could see her naked UghPUSS IN BOOTS A shallow manslut gets his cat Puss to hook him up with the rich beautiful virgin he fell in insta love with after seeing her just the once Puss does so and man gets to shag said virgin who also happens to be married Puss and the man kill the husband and get to settle down with their virginal women after years of shagging around Yea it was just a tropey mess and the female characters were rubbish THE ERL KING Only liked the very end of this when the foolish love struck heroine plots to save herself and kill the Erl king everything else was weird and rubbish THE SNOW CHILD The worst story of the lot a married Count wishes for a girl as white as snow red as blood and black as raven His wish comes true but his wife is jealous of the magic girl and tries to kill her instead of helping her girl gets killed by a rose and husband rapes her dead body And the wife seems to be cool with her husband raping dead bodies Ugh hated itTHE LADY OF THE HOUSE OF LOVE This was the most interesting of all the stories Liked the gothic undertones and how atmospheric it was But it read like a paranormal vampire story than a fairy tale THE WEREWOLF I didn t like the girl in this happily causing her werewolf granny s death just so she could inherit her house Where s the feminism in thatTHE COMPANY OF WOLVES Another story with a girl causing her grandma s death this time so she can sex up a werewolf guy Ugh what s with all these female characters being killed by other female characters and dying in horrible waysWOLF ALICEWeird Girl thinks she s a wolf then kind of realises she s not and then she thinks she s a wolf again Yea didn t like itThere were only two stories The Bloody Chamber and The Lady of the House of Love in the collection that I somewhat enjoyed The rest were disappointing they were either predictable or tropey or plain weird and not in a good way Also apart from The Bloody Chamber I didn t find any of the retellings to be feminist in any way I don t know why they ve been praised for their feminism when there was actually very little feminism in them if anything they were sexist what with most of the female characters actions being controlledinfluenced by men in some way or another Also the writing was rubbish

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review Ø eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ð Angela Carter Angela Carter Ð 7 Summary The Bloody Chamber Other Stories Read & Download Ò 7 Ss in Boots 1979The Erlking 1977The Snow Child 1979The Lady of the House of Love 1975The Werewolf 1977The Company of Wolves 1977Wolf Alice 1978. A collection of stories based off of fairy tales I found this the other day cleaning out by books and I realized I never read it I think it may have been for a class I dropped and I guess I had already bought the books It was a pretty short read about 126 pages so I read it in between doing other work today when taking a break I really enjoyed the writing style and I think the first story the one the book is named after was the best one by far Some of the other ones were weaker especially the ones that were shorter I think this book is much better reading for it s turns of phrases and writing style than if you re looking for engagement with plot especially since the stories are shorter The book would ve gotten a three if it was just about it s ability to engage me but I bumped it up to four because I love poetic vivid prose


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  • Paperback
  • 176
  • The Bloody Chamber Other Stories
  • Angela Carter
  • English
  • 08 May 2019
  • 9780060908362