The Passion Of New Eve

The Passion Of New Eve

I know nothing.

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349008172

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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I know nothing. I am a tabula rasa, a blank sheet of paper, an unhatched egg. I have not yet become a woman, although I possess a woman's shape. Not a woman, no: both more and less than a real woman. Now I am a being as mythic and monstrous as Mother herself . . . ' New York has become the City of Dreadful Night where dissolute Leilah performs a dance of chaos for Evelyn. But this young Englishman's fate lies in the arid desert, where a many-breasted fertility goddess will wield her scalpel to transform him into the new Eve.
Categories: Fiction

The Archetypes in Angela Carter s novels

The Archetypes in Angela Carter s novels

The focus is on the novels "The Passion of New Eve", "Heroes and Villains", "The Sadeian Woman", "Nights at the Circus" and "The Magic Toyshop".

Author: Mohammad El Sayed

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783346029485

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

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Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2019 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: Excellent, Cairo University, course: English Literature, language: English, abstract: The thesis discusses some of the archetypal themes, characters, and plots in selected novels by Angela Carter guided by the ideas of the Swiss Psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung. The focus is on the novels "The Passion of New Eve", "Heroes and Villains", "The Sadeian Woman", "Nights at the Circus" and "The Magic Toyshop". Angela Carter both conveys and challenges the traditional archetype within her multiple works of literature. Her work is the subject of literary attention and critique, specifically due to its approach to challenging male patriarchy and her choice of brusque language as her form of expression. Her novels present rather unconventional women and heroes’ journeys that are far from typical. Her shift from conforming to the typical offers an interesting dimension from which to assess her understanding of archetypes and the deliberate ways through which she destroys them through her writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Passion of New Eve

The Passion of New Eve

Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Virago

ISBN: 0860683419

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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I know nothing. I am a tabula rasa, a blank sheet of paper, an unhatched egg. I have not yet become a woman, although I possess a woman's shape. Not a woman, no: both more and less than a real woman. Now I am a being as mythic and monstrous as Mother herself . . . ' New York has become the City of Dreadful Night where dissolute Leilah performs a dance of chaos for Evelyn. But this young Englishman's fate lies in the arid desert, where a many-breasted fertility goddess will wield her scalpel to transform him into the new Eve.
Categories: Fiction

Beyond Extremes

Beyond Extremes

In ihrem Beitrag zum vorliegenden Band " Subversive literarische Performativität :
Die narrative Inszenierung von Geschlechtsidentitäten in Angela Carters The
Passion of New Eve " bringt Nadyne Stritzke diese Überlegungen in einen ...

Author: Stefan Glomb

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 3823360973

Category: Civilization, Modern, in literature

Page: 398

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Categories: Civilization, Modern, in literature

The Disobedient Writer

The Disobedient Writer

ANGELA CARTER , THE PASSION OF NEW EVE If , as Zipes and others have
noted , fairy tales originally emerged not only from the socioeconomic
circumstances of the “ folk ” but simultaneously from their “ wish fulfilment and
utopian ...

Author: Nancy A. Walker

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292790961

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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For centuries, women who aspired to write had to enter a largely male literary tradition that offered few, if any, literary forms in which to express their perspectives on lived experience. Since the nineteenth century, however, women writers and readers have been producing "disobedient" counter-narratives that, while clearly making reference to the original texts, overturn their basic assumptions. This book looks at both canonical and non-canonical works, over a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres, that offer counter-readings of familiar Western narratives. Nancy Walker begins by probing women's revisions of two narrative traditions pervasive in Western culture: the biblical story of Adam and Eve, and the traditional fairy tales that have served as paradigms of women's behavior and expectations. She goes on to examine the works of a wide range of writers, from contemporaries Marilynne Robinson, Ursula Le Guin, Anne Sexton, Fay Weldon, Angela Carter, and Margaret Atwood to precursors Caroline Kirkland, Fanny Fern, Mary De Morgan, Mary Louisa Molesworth, Edith Nesbit, and Evelyn Sharp.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Passion for Difference

A Passion for Difference

Angela Carter and the passion ( s ) of new Eve One very common assumption at
the present time is that there are two sexes and two genders , and that there
exists between them a set of rather obvious correspondences . The assertion that
 ...

Author: Henrietta L. Moore

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025320951X

Category: Social Science

Page: 177

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In this new book Henrietta Moore examines the limitations of the theoretical languages used by anthropologists and others to write about sex, gender, and sexuality. Moore begins by discussing recent feminist debates on the body and the notion of the non-universal human subject. She then considers why anthropologists have contributed relatively little to these debates, suggesting that this reflects the history of anthropology's conceptualization of ""persons"" or ""selves"" cross-culturally. The author also pursues a series of related themes, including the links between gender, identity, and violence; the construction of domestic space and its relationship to bodily practices and the internalization of relations of difference; and the links between the gender of the anthropologist and the writing of anthropology. By developing a specific anthropological approach to feminist post-structuralist and psychoanalytic theory, Moore demonstrates anthropology's contribution to current debates in feminist theory.
Categories: Social Science

The Gothic

The Gothic

What Carter shows, most especially in The Passion of New Eve, is that the
cinema is perhaps the optimum technological vehicle for the parading of the
phantasms of gender; it provides a set of technical and institutional structures
which, ...

Author: Fred Botting

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 0859916197

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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From Horace Walpole to Angela Carter and the X-Files, new and familiar texts are reassessed, and common readings of Gothic themes and critical approaches to the genre are interrogated.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Engendering Realism and Postmodernism

Engendering Realism and Postmodernism

Angela Carter has taken this issue to surprising conclusions in her study The
Sadeian Woman ( 1979 ) and has maybe most spectacularly explored the
implications and the crossing of gender boundaries in her novels The Passion of
New Eve ...

Author: Beate Neumeier

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042014377

Category: Social Science

Page: 418

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This volume assembles critical essays on, and excerpts from, works of contemporary women writers in Britain. Its focus is the interaction of aesthetic play and ethical commitment in the fictional work of women writers whose interest in testing and transgressing textual boundaries is rooted in a specific awareness of a gendered multicultural reality. This position calls for a distinctly critical impetus of their writing involving the interaction of the political and the literary as expressed in innovative combinations of realist and postmodern techniques in works by A. S. Byatt, Maureen Duffy, Zoe Fairbairns, Eva Figes, Penelope Lively, Sara Maitland, Suniti Namjoshi, Ravinder Randhawa, Joan Riley, Michele Roberts, Emma Tennant, Fay Weldon, Jeanette Winterson. All contributions to this volume address aspects of these writers' positions and techniques with a clear focus on their interest in transgressing boundaries of genre, gender and (post)colonial identity. The special quality of these interpretations, first given in the presence of writers at a symposium in Potsdam, derives from the creative and prosperous interactions between authors and critics. The volume concludes with excerpts from the works of the participating writers which exemplify the range of concrete concerns and technical accomplisments discussed in the essays. They are taken from fictional works by Debjani Chatterjee, Maureen Duffy, Zoe Fairbairns, Eva Figes, Sara Maitland, and Ravinder Randhawa. They also include the creative interactions of Suniti Namjoshi and Gillian Hanscombe in their joint writing and Paul Magrs' critical engagement with Sara Maitland.
Categories: Social Science

Angela Carter

Angela Carter

This revised new edition reviews Carter's novels in the light of recent critical developments and offers entirely new perspectives on her work.

Author: Linden Peach

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137049308

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This revised new edition reviews Carter's novels in the light of recent critical developments and offers entirely new perspectives on her work. There is now extended discussion of Carter's most widely-studied novels, including The Passion of New Eve and Nights at the Circus, and discussion of the long essay The Sadeian Woman.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Angela Carter and Surrealism

Angela Carter and Surrealism

Watz’s book is an important contribution to scholarship on Angela Carter as well as to contemporary feminist debates on surrealism, and will appeal to scholars across the fields of contemporary British fiction, feminism, and literary and ...

Author: Anna Watz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134968541

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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In 1972, Angela Carter translated Xavière Gauthier’s ground-breaking feminist critique of the surrealist movement, Surréalisme et sexualité (1971). Although the translation was never published, the project at once confirmed and consolidated Carter’s previous interest in surrealism, representation, gender and desire and aided her formulation of a new surrealist-feminist aesthetic. Carter’s sustained engagement with surrealist aesthetics and politics as well as surrealist scholarship aptly demonstrates what is at stake for feminism at the intersection of avant-garde aesthetics and the representation of women and female desire. Drawing on previously unexplored archival material, such as typescripts, journals, and letters, Anna Watz’s study is the first to trace the full extent to which Carter’s writing was influenced by the surrealist movement and its critical heritage. Watz’s book is an important contribution to scholarship on Angela Carter as well as to contemporary feminist debates on surrealism, and will appeal to scholars across the fields of contemporary British fiction, feminism, and literary and visual surrealism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Alchemy of the Word

Alchemy of the Word

Author: Alana Bolton Cooke

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:156223959

Category: Alchemy in literature

Page: 234

View: 951

Categories: Alchemy in literature

The Infernal Desires of Angela Carter

The Infernal Desires of Angela Carter

Drawing on many aspects of contemporary feminist theory, this lively collection of essays assesses Angela Carter's polemical fictions of desire.

Author: Joseph Bristow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317887454

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Drawing on many aspects of contemporary feminist theory, this lively collection of essays assesses Angela Carter's polemical fictions of desire. Carter, renowned for her irreverent wit, was one of the most gifted, subversive, and stylish British writers to emerge in the 1960s.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Cross Gendered Literary Voices

Cross Gendered Literary Voices

'His almost vanished voice': Gendering and Transgendering Bodily Signification
and the Voice in Angela Carter's The Passion of New Eve Claire Westall
Introduction Angela Carteriswidely recognized forher repeated and probing
engagement ...

Author: R. Kim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137020758

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

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This book investigates male writers' use of female voices and female writers' use of male voices in literature and theatre from the 1850s to the present, examining where, how and why such gendered crossings occur and what connections may be found between these crossings and specific psychological, social, historical and political contexts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Angela Carter New Critical Readings

Angela Carter  New Critical Readings

in. The. Passion. ofNew. Eve. Kari. Jegerstedt. Recent years have witnessed a
shift in Carter criticism away from the more traditional focus on Carter's 'politics'
towards a more sustained preoccupation with her 'poetics'. This shift is an
important ...

Author: Sonya Andermahr

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441169280

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Covering her early poetry and journalism as well as her fictional writings, leading international scholars explore new directions in scholarship on Angela Carter.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Angela Carter Surrealist Psychologist Moral Pornographer

Angela Carter  Surrealist  Psychologist  Moral Pornographer

Contributing to the conversation regarding Angela Carter's problematic relationship with what she viewed as the interrelated traditions of surrealism and psychoanalysis, Scott Dimovitz explores the intricate connections between Carter's ...

Author: Scott Dimovitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317181125

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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Contributing to the conversation regarding Angela Carter's problematic relationship with what she viewed as the interrelated traditions of surrealism and psychoanalysis, Scott Dimovitz explores the intricate connections between Carter's private life and her public writing. He begins with Carter's assertion that it was through her "sexual and emotional life" that she was radicalized, drawing extensively on the British Library's recently archived collection of Carter's private papers, journals, and letters to show how that radicalization happened and what it meant both for her worldview and for her writings. Through close textual analysis and a detailed study of her papers, Dimovitz analyzes the ways in which this second-wave feminist's explorations of sexuality merged with her investigations into surrealism and psychoanalysis, an engagement that ultimately led to the explosively surreal allegories of Carter's later, more complex, and more accomplished work. His study not only offers a new way to view Carter's oeuvre, but also makes the case for the importance of Angela Carter's vision in understanding the transformations in feminist thinking from the postwar to the postfeminist generation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Arts in the 1970s

The Arts in the 1970s

(A similar anxiety underlies Carter's representation of the Amazon commune in
The Passion of New Eve—and Fairbairns's of Posy in Benefits.) Tennant's sense
that revolutionary feminism might ignore the potential for broader alliances is also
 ...

Author: Dr Bart Moore-Gilbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134858378

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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Were the 1970s really `the devils decade'? Images of strikes, galloping inflation, rising unemployment and bitter social divisions evoke a period of unparalleled economic decline, political confrontation and social fragmentation. But how significant were the pessimism and self-doubt of the 1970s, and what was the legacy of its cultural conflicts? Covering the entire spectrum of the arts - drama, television, film, poetry, the novel, popular music, dance, cinema and the visual arts - The Arts in the 1970s challenges received perceptions of the decade as one of cultural decline. The collection breaks new ground in providing the first detailed analysis of the cultural production of the decade as a whole, providing an invaluable resource for all those involved in cultural, media and communications studies.
Categories: Social Science

Intimacy and Identity in the Postmodern Novel

Intimacy and Identity in the Postmodern Novel

The rest of Carter ' s novels tend to be classified as “ speculative fiction ' and
include Heroes and Villains ( 1969 ) , The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor
Hoffman ( 1972 ) , The Passion of New Eve ( 1977 ) , Nights at the Circus ( 1984 )
, and ...

Author: Emilija Dimitrijevic

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039110314

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

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This book focuses on the themes of intimacy and identity in the contemporary novel and, in particular, in the novels of A. S. Byatt, Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson. Not only do the specificity of the contemporary social context and a growing awareness of the relational nature of the concepts of intimacy and identity set these novels apart from earlier writing that take these issues more for granted. Their very concern with the themes of intimacy and identity also sets them apart from much postmodernist, or mannerist, writing that chooses to cold-shoulder these arguments. The study draws on work by contemporary social theorists and philosophers, and aims to examine issues which, although central to the writing of these authors, have been neglected or treated superficially in literary criticism. Finally, it looks into the ways in which the new approaches to the question of intimacy and identity relate and contribute to contemporary debates on the postmodern novel.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Contemporary British Fiction

Contemporary British Fiction

However, I have chosen to focus on Angela Carter's The Passion of New Eve (
1977), Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985) and Nick
Hornby's Fever Pitch (1992) because together they offer a range of perspectives
and ...

Author: Nick Bentley

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748630370

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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This critical guide introduces major novelists and themes in British fiction from 1975 to 2005. It engages with concepts such as postmodernism, feminism, gender and the postcolonial, and examines the place of fiction within broader debates in contemporary culture.A comprehensive Introduction provides a historical context for the study of contemporary British fiction by detailing significant social, political and cultural events. This is followed by five chapters organised around the core themes: (1) Narrative Forms, (2) Contemporary Ethnicities, (3) Gender and Sexuality, (4) History, Memory and Writing, and (5) Narratives of Cultural Space.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women Writers and the Occult in Literature and Culture

Women Writers and the Occult in Literature and Culture

Examining the intersection of occult spirituality, text, and gender, this book provides a compelling analysis of the occult revival in literature from the 1880s through the course of the twentieth century.

Author: Miriam Wallraven

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317581390

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Examining the intersection of occult spirituality, text, and gender, this book provides a compelling analysis of the occult revival in literature from the 1880s through the course of the twentieth century. Bestselling novels such as The Da Vinci Code play with magic and the fascination of hidden knowledge, while occult and esoteric subjects have become very visible in literature during the twentieth century. This study analyses literature by women occultists such as Alice Bailey, Dion Fortune, and Starhawk, and revisits texts with occult motifs by canonical authors such as Sylvia Townsend Warner, Leonora Carrington, and Angela Carter. This material, which has never been analysed in a literary context, covers influential movements such as Theosophy, Spiritualism, Golden Dawn, Wicca, and Goddess spirituality. Wallraven engages with the question of how literature functions as the medium for creating occult worlds and powerful identities, particularly the female Lucifer, witch, priestess, and Goddess. Based on the concept of ancient wisdom, the occult in literature also incorporates topical discourses of the twentieth century, including psychoanalysis, feminism, pacifism, and ecology. Hence, as an ever-evolving discursive universe, it presents alternatives to religious truth claims that often lead to various forms of fundamentalism that we encounter today. This book offers a ground-breaking approach to interpreting the forms and functions of occult texts for scholars and students of literary and cultural studies, religious studies, sociology, and gender studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Feminist Utopianism

Contemporary Feminist Utopianism

Angela Carter's utopian/dystopian satire The Passion of New Eve (1982) is
representative of this move,which is discerniblein many feminist utopias:they
areopenended textsthat letgoofthe notion of perfection. Byso doing, theyescape
the ...

Author: Lucy Sargisson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134767656

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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A new and challenging entry into the debates between feminism and postmodernism, Contemporary Feminist Utopianism challenges some basic preconceptions about the role of political theory today. Sargisson explores current debates within utopian studies, feminist theory and poststructuralist deconstruction. Utopian thinking is offered as a route out of the dilemma of contemporary feminism as well as a way of conceptualizing its current situation. This book provides an exploration of, and exercise in, utopian thought.
Categories: Political Science