The Lady and the Skull | Angela Carter | Granta Magazine

The Lady and the Skull

Angela Carter

‘In just such an emblematic a fashion / The world takes on / Human form.’

Angela Carter

Angela Carter (1940–1992) was a British writer and journalist, best known for her book of stories The Bloody Chamber, a collection of her adaptations of fairy tales. Her novels include The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman, Wise Children and Nights at the Circus, which won the 1984 James Tate Black Memorial Prize.

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