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There was to be no holding back on grounds of good taste; she had no objections to her prose being turned into an extravaganza on ice: on the contrary. The following interview took place over the phone, late one night in September, between New York and Iowa, where Ms. Carter is teaching at the Iowa Writers Program. I’m not sure. Sign and sense can fuse to an extent impossible to achieve among the multiplying ambiguities of an extended narrative.” Do you see yourself staying in this genre? In 1969 my husband, my first husband, and I drove across the United States in a Greyhound bus. But Alexander, my son, is a wonderful little person. It is very low and quiet. RC Has being a mother changed your perspectives? At the same time she produced a statement of intent which came startlingly close to prophesy: “I want to make images that are personal, sensuous, tender and funny… I may not be very good yet but I’m young and I work very hard – or fairly hard.”. These cards make a paper trail, a zigzag path through the 80s. I think dreams are a way of the mind telling itself stories. We watch him turn brown playing in the sun. I have a minor but quite passionate interest in natural history, I’m a Darwinian. They couldn’t put their finger on it but they knew something was wrong. By the time I wrote The Sadeian Woman, I was getting really ratty with the whole idea of myth. Most people in the pornography business are under the impression that they’re normal, and he knew perfectly well that he was a pervert. “Free range,” said Angela. Can we talk about a real novelist? She had gathered these stories from all over the place – from Norway and Burma and Palestine and Mordvinia – and grouped them under headings which included “Strong Minds and Low Cunning” and “Up to Something – Black Arts and Dirty Tricks”. When she is talking about being a new woman and having invented herself, her foster mother keeps on saying it’s not going to be as simple as that. He is cast as the uncle. It would come out in such a way that I couldn’t imagine anybody enjoying reading it. Heroes and Villains was quite an important book for me. That novel is set at exactly the moment in European history when things began to change. We have so much less time than we did. AC I do, too. Speculative fiction really means that, the fiction of speculation, the fiction of asking “what if?” It’s a system of continuing inquiry. (It was done on what we call Radio Three, an art channel, which uses a lot of material from BBC Radio and World Service that you don’t get here.) They are extraordinary. Could we change track a bit and ask where you see yourself in the current debates in the contemporary women’s movement on myths and metaphysics? AK: In the short story “The Loves of Lady Purple” you say, “she [woman] could not escape the tautological paradox in which she was trapped; had the marionette all the time parodied the living or was she, now living, to parody her own performance as a marionette?” How does this apply to women in general, and more specifically, to the woman writer? AK: At the reading you gave in October 1988 at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, you spoke about the private pleasure of writing, of playing games with the reader. The only woman writer in the collection died in childbirth at the age of 34. They didn’t seem to me to be any help. A week later I returned home to a stack of unread newspapers and very sorrowful news; while I had been struggling with moguls, Carter had succumbed to cancer. She was also a talker, a gasser and a tremendous chatterer on the phone. They marched and dispelled, shaking themselves free of foliage. It was a zebra. There is such an absence of joy. I’d put aside money. RC What is the myth of sexual difference? AK: Are you moving towards stories that are less elaborately speculative? It is the definitive film about romanticism; and about the impossibility of happy endings; and also about the nature of monochrome photography, and the character of Pierrot in the Comedia del Arte and lots of things. Rosemary Carroll How do you like Iowa? They shifted and they sprouted feet. The otherworldly figure conjured after her death in 1992 doesn’t do Angela Carter justice. It would come out very odd, it would come out most peculiar. Not surprisingly, she won, hands down. I like animals and I’m interested in animals. Although she was a generous dolloper-out of food, her eating habits had been, for a large part of her life, irregular and sometimes dangerous. Of the cards I’ve seen from Angela, certainly of those she sent me, this brown and white, lush but shadowy photograph is the one that most evokes her stories and essays: not her style – the picture is posed, stately, static, striving for correctness, the very opposite of Angela’s helter-skelter hoopla prose – but her subject matter. One of her postcards suggests something of this teenage shape-shifting. Often it doesn’t work out. I suppose I regard myself as just a rank and file socialist feminist really. But Legend gives it a form by which it pervades the whole world.”] In these times myth gives history shape. That’s just what she says, a story that’s being constructed. Until the ending which I couldn’t believe—I was so upset, I said, “You’ve ruined it.” He was apologetic. She went up to Angela and apparently mistook her for one of the many hangers-on at the feast, inquiring what she thought of the judges’ decision. I was glad I went. Do you think there is anything escapist in your more recent work, especially say The Company of Wolves? One of the difficulties of writing fiction that’s supposed to have a lot of meaning and can be read as allegory, is the tension between what people expect from the fiction, which is rounded three-dimensional characters that they can believe in, have empathy with, and the fact that that kind of character doesn’t carry all that much meaning. You can’t often do that elsewhere because too many other things happen. It is something that I look for in women writers and almost never find. It made me think that inside every thin woman there’s a fat woman trying to get out.”. It was to become even more unsettling. Can the marionette in that story behave in a way that she’s not programmed to behave? It admitted very little. There is so little compassion. The atmosphere was so permeated with the Republican virtues. And in the movie, which is very good, the woman, who is a very passive person and is very much in distress, asks herself the question, “Can a bird sing only the song it knows, or can it learn a new song?” Have we got the capacity at all of singing new songs? The caption declares: “Bambi’s mother, reincarnated as a middle-aged divorcée, pawed the ground in her support hose and mid-height heels, quite bewildered in her new surroundings.”, Angela reckoned that as an acute condition her anorexia lasted for about two years, but in its chronic form it went on well into her mature life. I was born in 1940. Writer Angela Carter and director Neil Jordan discuss their newly released feature film 'A Company of Wolves'. RC To take a somewhat less obviously despicable example, then—Doris Lessing. And it’s not so much the fact that it’s a sexed language, it’s not like French or German, but there is a bias of discourse which usually does presuppose the interest of the organizing gender. She was the first woman I knew who went grey without looking like a granny. Oliver. AC: Yes, I suppose so. Some people think life is worth living and others really don’t see the point of the whole thing. He maintains that her screams when the camera is panning the outside of the house are screams of pleasure, but it certainly doesn’t seem that way to me. Woody Guthrie’s “Riding in My Car” she chose because she liked being driven and because it reminded her of being in the car with Alexander, who was learning it on his guitar. So when I was a girl I made a conscious effort to make the male characters as credible as I possibly could and to write sometimes in the first person, male. Besides, a lower budget doesn’t always translate into a good movie; in fact, the inverse is sometimes true. Would you say she’s out to create her own myth? © 2014 - var year = new Date();document.write(year.getFullYear()); The Estate of Angela Carter, https://www.angelacarter.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Messages_from_Angela_Carter.mp3, Interview for Marxism Today’s “Left Alive”, Angela Carter interviewed by Rosemary Carroll, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman. She would have hated the idea of a soundbite, but she had a gift for a capsule phrase, for a story in a word. And therefore it’s impossible to quantify what the reaction should be. The message on the back reports only that “Canada’s nice. Five of them sitting in a row. Introduction. She said you mean we’re nasty, hairy, dirty slavering beasts. I’m sure Somerset Maugham would have been very pleased.”, She ran to Japan, the only country that met her stringent criteria for a bolthole: she wanted to live in a non-Judaeo-Christian culture, but it had to be a culture with a good sewage and transport system. I, of course, hoped to find in that filing cabinet a fragment from an abandoned novel or a clutch of unhatched short stories. You don’t have to be a woman to understand what she’s saying, but you have to position yourself in a certain way to understand her pieces, to see what she’s getting at. AC: In a sort of conventional sense; also in the sense that Roland Barthes uses it in Mythologies—ideas, images, stories that we tend to take on trust without thinking what they really mean, without trying to work out what, for example, the stories of the New Testament are really about. It’s something to do with Western Europe that these stories have gone into the bourgeois nursery and have been dissociated from the mainstream of culture. AC: I used to be more interested in it. They can’t be all that, unless you can try very hard and make them move out of character a lot. We had met at the end of the 70s, when I was helping to set up the London Review of Books and was keen to get Angela to write for the paper. The award, given to a writer under 35, was to be used for travel. RC How had the ending originally been scripted? None of the others has made this enormous division between birds and beasts who, as Darwin said, would have developed consciences if they’d had the chance, and us. I was afraid that would really hurt his chance to make future films. For example, I think of Barbara Stanwyck’s descent down the stairs in Double Indemnity. I don’t think it will suffer from the small budget, because that story shouldn’t really require so much money to realize on film. AC: Well, I have had some following in science fiction. There’s a story in The Bloody Chamber called “The Lady and the House of Love,” part of which derives from a movie version that I saw of a story by Dostoyevsky. RC Women writers frequently adopt a tone or an attitude toward their female characters which is somewhat negative and ungenerous. He sat on a podium with a cassette machine in front of a folding screen, which Corinna had painted with tropical verdure. Angela Carter Actually, we like it a lot. Apologies for the poor quality of the video. Are you drawn more to a particular mythology than to another? It’s very, very difficult to describe this bias in language to men. Her disregard not only for fashion but for neatness was a dirty-strike display. (From “The Review of Contemporary Fiction,” Fall 1994, Vol. I like to think I have a hot line to my subconscious. Are you conscious of directing the reader to think in a certain way when you write? When she uses “you,” I know she doesn’t mean “me” just by reading the text because it isn’t true of me, and it doesn’t work. And not just Godard. And laughed. But I just stopped using these configurations because they just stopped being useful to me. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms. Except things like pissing against walls. I don’t think art is as important as all that and I don’t think you can do all that much with fiction. And the Nicaraguans might feel with justice it was a particularly foul CIA plot. “It’s all right. Among her most recent books are The Passion of New Eve and The Bloody Chamber.The film The Company of Wolves is based on one of her short stories, and she also co-wrote the screenplay. And bear them off to hard labour in the grease pits. She was terribly upset. The idea of the soul is a very attractive proposition but nobody has ever been able to prove it to me. Crammed in with all the other gear packed for a ski trip was my copy of Angela Carter’s newest novel, Wise Children. I think maybe you’re referring to the short story, The Cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe, the bit about the “laser light of the republic.”. You make a sort of checklist of peculiarities. I know what a haiku is supposed to do, and I can only say life is too short for haiku for me. “The Bloody Chamber” story itself is set quite firmly in the Mont Saint Michel, which is this castle on an island off the coast of Brittany; and a lot of the most exotic landscapes in it, the Italian landscapes, were quite legit. In fact, creating a believable character is something that is quite schematic. Coming out of the chapel into the hectic luxuriance of the crematorium grounds, it was as if Birnam Wood had come to Putney Vale. Inside she described, in her clear, upright, not quite flowing hand “a smoked gold day” in 1966, and in the same year made a list of different kinds of monkeys: rhesus, capuchin and lion-tailed. That was characteristic of my Machiavellian mind.”. Angela Carter, 1940-92: A Very Good Wizard, a Very Dear Friend, by Salman Rushdie (March 8, 1992) I immediately went for my copy of Wise Children, and for a long time gazed at the picture of the author’s smiling face on the inside jacket; it was the same picture as the one in the Times’s obit. He hasn’t got a scythe.” In the Brompton hospital a month or so before she died, she worked on the manuscript of The Second Virago Book of Fairy Tales. When the time came for Angela’s luxury to be announced, Mark and Alexander came up from the audience and on to the stage. Take wolves – the film is a bit less ofa libel on wolves than the story. Do you make an effort to write differently when you are bringing male characters into your work? I’ve noticed a very definite shift in my works, a most definite shift. A previously unpublished interview with Angela Carter by Kate Webb AC I would have to say that it is Marcel Carne’s Les Enfants du Paradis, with a script by Jacques Prévert and extraordinary performances by just about everyone who was anybody in the French cinema: Jean-Louis Barrault, Arletty, Maria Cesarés . Angela Carter, 39, had seven novels to her name, none of which had so far received more than marginal recognition. The stories are dreamlike in structure and share other qualities with dreams—symbolic transformations, ritualistic, referent use of name and language, and the fulfillment of unexpressed, or even denied, desire. Often she looked like a model, though even when her shape was tight, her features were luscious. She became anorexic. Both parents were possessive though in rather different ways; looking back on her adolescence, Angela thought of herself spending a large part of it entrenched in hostility towards them. For all her wild hair, Angela was careful. Something that women know all about is how very difficult it is to enter an old game. And in so many parts of the world this situation is still unchanged. They associate it with people wearing white suits with bells round their legs. But what a tragically sad end she met—it is, I suppose, a particularly poignant example of the terrifying fatality of being a woman. She had died a few weeks earlier, on 16 February 1992. Angela Carter is a British novelist and short story writer whose works include: The Bloody Chamber , Nights at the Circus and The Magic Toyshop . ... Carter said in an interview, "The short story is not minimalist, it is rococo. She was, as she put it, “both concentrated and random”. Angela Carter, 51, British Writer of Fantasy With Modern Morals (February 19, 1992) Carter's obituary. AC The idea that maleness is normative and that women’s difference from men is somehow pathological. AK: In what specific ways do you see yourself helping to accelerate “the slow process of decolonializing language,” which you discuss in “Notes From the Front Line”? He announced the tapes and summoned up the speakers: people from different parts and times of Angela’s life stood in for her voice. She died on Sunday 16 February. It was Mark who came up with the idea of the Ritzy. AC: No, it doesn’t work. RC I have been wanting to ask you whether you liked Neil Jordan’s film version of your story The Company of Wolves? Lorna Sage arrived just before the morning kicked off: she was pale, slightly stooped and breathless. I knew she had drawn but I had not realised how much. Therefore there is a responsibility to deliver the goods, to cheer people up by suggesting that possibly there is hope. It’s a question of presupposing the interest of women who can read you, of not presupposing that all human communication works on the assumptions of a few. ?” It is the reference to Marianne Wiggins that dates the card. She noted that the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe had died of a burst bladder because he had not dared to get up from a banquet to have a pee. It’s going to be a bleak future, isn’t it? She wanted news of parties and literary gossip. Do you feel that your prose is affected by cinema? Angela’s blue-biro message says: “Budapest is bliss, bliss, bliss. And then it turns out it’s no good. Among her most, ( by Rosemary Carroll from Bomb — Artists in Conversation) Angela Carter is a British novelist and short story writer, By Anna Katsavos (From “The Review of Contemporary Fiction,” Fall 1994, Vol. Corinna Sargood created a shocking-pink invitation to celebrate Angela’s life and works at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton at 11am on Sunday 29 March. Her father was “fearless and unimaginative”, her mother came from “the examination-passing working classes”. Statistics are compiled about infant mortality. The imagery is perpetually enchanting because a lot of the imagery is the imagery of the unconscious; beautiful and refreshing, it refreshes the imagination. I knew some of what I would find in that cabinet – Angela had told me. She decorated their covers as girls used to decorate their school books, with cut-out labels (the Player’s cigarette sailor was one), paintings of cherubs and flowers and patterns of leaves. Her name flew high, like the trapeze-artist heroine of Nights at the Circus: Fevvers, the “Cockney Venus”. She had gone off with a Japanese man, a “very good-looking bastard… just what I needed after nine years of marriage”, and it changed her. And I think that all fiction should be open-ended. Finding Angela Carter: An Interview with Biographer Edmund Gordon Edmund Gordon Angela Carter's name in the United States has been whispered like a secret by her fans (there's this writer you have to read), but her reputation has never quite solidified in the canon here. I didn’t read a lot of science fiction when I was younger, but there was a whole group of science fiction writers in Britain in the sixties, who really were doing very extraordinary things with the genre. The stories in The Bloody Chamber are very firmly grounded in the Indo-European popular tradition, even in the way they look. AK: And yet in Heroes and Villains myths are not seen as extraordinary lies designed to make people unfree but rather as something necessary and useful. In the course of our conversation, we discuss Rosie's recent trip to the British Library to look through the Angela Carter Papers, her perspective on… Still, she herself stopped putting on the Ritz. RC I read an interview with Neil Jordan recently in which he asked what prompted his transition from writing fiction to making films. Most perverts are very, very proselytizing. Also, they have quite a long conversation about this when they are walking through the tundra. In a few years’ time it will be harder to know which is random, which is allusive. I was looking at it again last week. She wrote of the “silver gilt light on Brandon Hill” in 1969, jotted down a recipe for soup using the balls of a cock and, in her later pages, took notes on Ellen Terry’s lectures on Shakespeare. It does seem to me that artists, far from being the unconscious legislators of mankind, tend to be parasitic upon those in productive labour. RC She seems incapable of finding sustenance or delight in the company of women. She was 10 years too old and entirely too female to be mentioned routinely alongside Martin Amis, Julian Barnes and Ian McEwan as being a young pillar of British fiction. I went for a long time thinking that perhaps really I should write agitprop, but I couldn’t see how I could. A life of which, as she put it, “The fin has come a little early this siècle.”. AC: I was much younger when I wrote that. RC And yet in Passion of the New Eve there is this wonderful depiction of the American desert as a place where transformation is easy, almost infinitely possible, even if it’s not a desirable transformation. RC Much of your work seems to exist in the borderline area between consciousness and dreams. Crammed in with all the other gear packed for a ski trip was my copy of Angela Carter’s newest novel, Wise Children.Because sheer exhaustion made it difficult for me to stay awake past nine o’clock, I didn’t get to finish the book, which in a sad kind of way turned out to be a good thing. I suppose I do what I tell writing students: I occasionally get a young man sidling up to me and saying that he was very nervous about writing even the character of a woman, about making female characters, these days, because he thinks that we’re all going to stand around hitting him with our handbags. The morning was based on Desert Island Discs. It’s too complicated a form, and at the moment (children are discursive), I find myself discursive. She was impossible to second-guess. In one of her desk drawers there was a small red cashbook in which she wrote down her fees and expenses. I first looked at these cards when writing a series of talks about postcards for Radio 3; I looked at them again when it was suggested to me that those talks might become a book. I feel that if we all put our queer shoulders to the wheel together, it may be possible to move it an inch, a quarter of an inch, a centimetre, shake it. Her mother indicated that if her daughter got a place at Oxford, she and her husband would be likely to get a flat or house nearby: “I think that’s when I gave up working for my A levels,” Angela explained. The first editor I ever had said ‘well, say what kind of trousers he’s wearing’. It has to do with a much older thing. But I see my business, the nature of my work, as taking apart mythologies, in order to find out what basic, human stuff they are made of in the first place. I was reading “The Company of Wolves” the other day, and there are a whole lot of verbal games in that that I really enjoy doing, “the deer departed,” for example. If you were half way good at writing fiction, you’d end up asking yourself and asking the reader actually much more complicated questions about what we expect from human relationships and what we expect from gender. Among her most recent books are The Passion of New Eve and The Bloody Chamber. Temperatures in the ’80s. The second novel that I wrote, a very long time ago, The Magic Toyshop, has a whole apparatus about Leda and the swan, and it turns out that the swan is just a puppet. I wonder if there is some rule that people who eat whole foods shouldn’t allow their children to imprison crickets. They tell more than one story: the photographs, paintings and cartoons that Angela chose sometimes reinforce but often contradict the message on the other side. They changed into Special Branch men, who were moving forward to enclose the author of Midnight’s Children, in hiding because of the fatwa imposed on him by the Ayatollah Khomeini three years earlier. We are talking about fiction here, and I have no idea whether that’s true or not. Angela was fiercely interested in the history of food and in its social implications. The ribbon in her hair this time was pink, and on the cassette machine at her side she played a tape of Blossom Dearie. Brief highlights from an interview of Angela Carter by Lisa Appignanesi. The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter Published in 1979 | Cheltenham Prize (1979) From familiar fairy tales and legends--Little Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, and werewolves--Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories. I would like to forcefeed it to that drivelling wimp… preferably through his back passage. She also co-wrote the screenplay with Neil Jordan for The Company of Wolves based on her short story of the same title. I said this once to somebody after I’d read The Company of Wolves story. For example, could Countess P in Nights at the Circus be Mrs Thatcher as well as other people – other villains? Women much older than you are still redefining themselves everyday of their lives, as women and as people? She found even the ads for the VD clinics jolly: “Let me,” they cajoled, “cure your chronic gonorrhoea.”, In 1988, four years before she died, Angela sent a Bard card from the Stratford Ontario Shakespeare festival, in Canada. I suppose it comes back to the idea of mythology and why I talk so much against religion. Though my dealings with her were limited (a few letters, phone calls, and two personal meetings), the sense of loss that I experienced was deep-felt. She was clear about the reasons for this: she wanted to take control of her life and wrest her future away from her parents. No, no, no, it’s all right. Eighteen months before her death from lung cancer at the age of 51, Angela Carter talked to Jenni Murray on Woman’s Hour. I used to do a great deal of journalism to regulate the cash flow. She doesn’t have to have all this naturalistic apparatus, because all she has to do is sit in the chair and go round and round and round, and be authority. One of them, J. G. Ballard, coined this phrase, “inner space.” I was quite profoundly affected by them. “The Tiger’s Bride” landscape, admittedly, is touristic, but it’s one of the palaces in Mantua that has the most wonderful jewels, and that city is set in the Po Valley, which is very flat and very far out, so in the summer you can imagine the mist rolling over. The Company of Wolves and The Bloody Chamber both reveal an extraordinary empathy between human beings and animals. It wasn’t possible to do it in a part-time dilettantish, hobbyish sort of way. One of the texts on one of her pieces says, “Your moments of joy are constructed with the precision of military strategy.” Well, I know that she doesn’t mean me. AC I enjoyed working on Company of Wolves with Neil. No big fiction had been left unpublished. What usually happens is that people who actually need to do it will find the time. This interview is taken from a session at Marxism Today’s Left Alive. Angela’s message runs: “Carter’s reply to her critics! ANNA KATSAVOS: In “Notes From the Front Line” you say that you are not in the remythologizing business but in the “demythologizing business.” What exactly do you mean? The productivity of land, the availability of natural resources, the fecundity of thought, these are the things that must be valued. The early Godard films had a very strong effect on the way I observe and see the world. They removed, according to the producer, about half a spool of bed springs! Sometimes “I looked like Byron”. February 21, 2014 by Webmaster. I don’t think The Company of Wolves is that kind of film. What’s the original? News, Reviews, Interviews - everything Angela Carter. First, you see the stiletto-heeled shoe then the ankle with the chain around it, then the legs and the full, rich shine of her stockings. I look at them now with the idea that they evoke some of the occasions, preoccupations and delights of Angela’s life. We had talked about these things a year earlier, after her illness had been diagnosed and she had asked me to be her literary executor. The picture showed a black cauldron bubbling with beans and frighteningly red beef, sending off a swirl of blue smoke; alongside it lay peppers, an open bottle of Lone Star beer – and a recipe for Texas Chili. She had, she said, cooked “endlessly, elaborately” during her first marriage, and claimed that, after they split up, her husband had accused her of having produced batches of wonderful cakes “in order to make him fat and unattractive to other women. I’ve always thought that my stories were quite loaded with jokes, but the first story that I wrote that was supposed to be really funny, out and out funny, was a “Puss-in-Boots” story in The Bloody Chamber. I’m a Freudian, in that sense, and some others, too. Apologies for the poor quality of the video. And therefore we really have a big responsibility to deliver the goods. 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