Anagrams of Desire: Angela Carter’s Writing for Radio, Film and Television

Charlotte Crofts

Manchester University Press, 2003

Angela Carter is best known for her novels, short fiction and journalism, but she also produced a substantial body of writing for media other than the printed page, including five radio plays, two film adaptations, an original television documentary and a number of unrealized scripts for stage and screen. These writings are collected in The Curious Room. Despite increasing academic interest in Carter’s work, these dramatic writings have largely been ignored. In this book, Charlotte Crofts redresses this lack of critical attention by examining Carter’s dramatic writings together for the first time (including two unpublished works), giving them a more central position in the Carter canon.

Charlotte Crofts, Anagrams of Desire: Angela Carter’s writing for Radio, Film and Television (Manchester: Manchester University Press, rvd edition, 2012)