Angela Carter's Book of Wayward Girls and Wicked Women by Angela Carter

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This bestselling collection of stories extols the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners Here are subversive tales ? by Ama Ata Aidoo, Jane Bowles, Angela Carter, Colette, Bessie Head, Jamaica Kincaid and Katherine Mansfield among others ? all have one thing in common: the wish to restore adventuresses and revolutionaries to their rightful position as models for all women Reflecting the wide-ranging intelligence and deliciously anarchic taste of Angela Carter, some of these stories celebrate toughness and resilience, some of them low cunning: all of them are about not being nice.

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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.
Published December 1, 2010 by Virago Press (UK). 416 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Wicked, wayward or otherwise, Carter's classic collection is a very erudite expression of girl power and a good stockingfiller for girls or boys with a penchant for 'tude and sass.

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