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"Angela Carter may well be the best British writer of her generation."
"Combines exquisite craft win an apparently boundless reach."
Angela Carter (1940 -1992) wrote nine novels and numerous short stories, as well as nonfiction, radio plays, and the screenplay for Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves, based on her story. She won numerous literary awards, traveled and taught widely in the United States, and lived in London.
The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman is a picaresque novel of sorts, with the hero Desiderio traveling from one bizarre adventure to the next. (Think Gulliver's Travels. Read morePublished 5 months ago by gammyraye
A fantastic feminist sci-fi epic. So many references to modern culture even though it was written years ago. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Carol Huey-Gatewood
I don't know what to say. Interesting read but didn't work too well for me and I don't know why.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Really weird at the begging but great!!! You should read it if you like weird stuff and cool and creepy historiesPublished 24 months ago by Emlio
Intense, immense perspectives using Carter's brilliant imagination and aggressive style. Her commitment to feminism is an undercurrent to this thought provoking sagaPublished on April 17, 2013 by Briggs Alan Charles
This is the second novel I've read by Angela Carter (the first being The Magic Toyshop) and I have noticed that whenever she makes a reference to a person of Afrikan descent, it is... Read morePublished on July 9, 2007 by Askia Nyere
My friend Susan introduced me to "Heros and Villians" by Angela Carter back when I was 17 or 18. I didn't quite know what to do it. Read morePublished on October 2, 2006 by DL