Sorry for the long lag between posts. I’m between semesters, and I took some well-needed time to rest, read and present two conference papers.
I’ve been re-reading Angela Carter these days. Her work is amazing. Her book Saints and Strangers was assigned to me in college as part of a postmodern fictions class, and I’ve been a fan ever since.
Her short stories are often revisions of fairy tales, usually from a feminist perspective. One of my favorites is “The Love Lives of Lady Purple.” Great stuff. Bloody, empowering, and beautiful – a lovely trio.
For other writers like Carter, particularly in their incorporate of fairy tales, I’d also recommend you look at the work of A.S. Byatt.
Burning Your Boats by Angela Carter