[SFRA-L] Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber

Guy, Alfred alfred.guy at yale.edu
Wed Mar 23 18:23:53 EDT 2011


Dear Kenneth:

I recommend David Mitchell's _Cloud Atlas_. Even if you decide not to teach it, I think you'll be glad for having read it.

-Alfred Guy


On 3/20/11 3:49 PM, "K Andrews" <kenneth0415 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, All
>
> I am searching for a "postmodern" novel for a fall 2011 course. I have
> looked at dozens ... hundreds ... of authors and their representative works.
> Very few appeal to me. I used Gibson's Neuromancer the last time I taught
> this course. I do not want to use it again. Angela Carter's works look
> interesting, particularly The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories. Internet
> googling classifies Carter's works as "postmodern," "magical realism," and
> feminist.
>
> Is The Bloody Chamber sufficiently "postmodern" to use as an example of
> postmodernism? ("postmodern fairy tales" -- yes, but what about other
> postmodern characteristics?)
>
> Kenneth Andrews
> Jackson, TN
>
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