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Angela Carter

Fecha de nacimiento: 7. Mayo 1940
Fecha de muerte: 16. Febrero 1992

Angela Olive Carter, de soltera Angela Olive Stalker , fue una periodista y novelista británica.


„Las ciudades tienen sexo: Londres es un hombre, París una mujer, y Nueva York un transexual bien adaptado.“

„Cuando dormía, esta mañana, soñé que había estado cavando mi propia tumba y me desperté y descubrí que un león me besaba la cara. Anoche me abrazó un león. El león, el rey de las bestias.“


„Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.“

„I will tell you what Jeanne was like. She was like a piano in a country where everyone has had their hands cut off.“

„Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual.“

„She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes and that is very frightening.“ The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

„The child's laughter is pure until he first laughs at a clown.“ Nights at the Circus

„When I saw him look at me with lust, I dropped my eyes but, in glancing away from him, I caught sight of myself in the mirror. And I saw myself, suddenly, as he saw me, my pale face, the way the muscles in my neck stuck out like thin wire. I saw how much that cruel necklace became me. And, for the first time in my innocent and confined life, I sensed in myself a potentiality for corruption that took my breath away.“ The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories


„The tiger will never lie down with the lamb; he acknowledges no pact that is not reciprocal. The lamb must learn to run with the tigers.“

„Those are the voices of my brothers, darling; I love the company of wolves.“ Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories

„I think I want to be in love with you but I don't know how.“ The Magic Toyshop

„I desire therefore I exist.“ The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman


„The wolf is carnivore incarnate and he's as cunning as he is ferocious; once he's had a taste of flesh then nothing else will do.“

„Out of the frying pan into the fire! What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many? No different!“ Nights at the Circus

„I am entirely alone. I and my shadow fill the universe.“ The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman

„Stars on our door, stars in our eyes, stars exploding in the bits of our brains where the common sense should have been“ Wise Children

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