Shaking a Leg by Angela Carter
Collected Journalism and Writings

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The third volume of Carter's essays and journalism which follows her from the 1960s onwards as she explores new territories and overturns old ideas. The material is derived from sources such as student magazines, New Statesman, Nova, Vogue and the London Review of Books

About Angela Carter

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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 July 17, 1997 by Chatto & Windus. 656 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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Her three essays on her parents are particularly lovely and Carter's admirers will want to read what she has to say on such formative writers as Borges, H.P.

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As an 18-year-old reporter on the 'Croydon Advertiser', she had worked out the value of the personal pronoun, scorned by writers wanting to sound authoritative: if you used it often enough the subs couldn't be bothered to take it out, and you were likely to end up with your own byline.

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