Representing a shift in Carter studies for the 21st century, this book critically explores her legacy and showcases the current state of Angela Carter scholarship. It gives new insights into Carter’s pyrotechnic creativity and pays tribute to her incendiary imagination in a reappraisal of Angela Carter’s work, her influences and influence. Drawing attention to the highly constructed artifice of Angela Carter’s work, it brings to the fore her lesser-known collection of short stories, Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces to reposition her as more than just the author of The Bloody Chamber. On the way, it also explores the impact of her experiences living in Japan, in the light of Edmund Gordon’s 2016 biography and Natsumi Ikoma’s translation of Sozo Araki’s Japanese memoirs of Carter.
Published February 2022