Angela Carter

About Angela Carter

Birth Day: May 07, 1940
Birth Place: Eastbourne, England, British
Cause of death: Lung cancer
Occupation: Novelist, short story writer, journalist
Alma mater: University of Bristol
Spouse: Paul Carter (m. 1960; div. 1972) Mark Pearce (m. 1977)
Children: 1

Angela Carter

Angela Carter was born on May 07, 1940 in Eastbourne, England, British. Angela Carter was a legendary English fiction writer and journalist. She figured in ‘The Times’ list of ‘The 50 Greatest British Writers Since 1945’. Her writings personified a pledge to feminism and also included nuances of magical realism. As a young girl, she was inspired to take up journalism, following the footsteps of her father and was soon appointed with ‘The Croydon Advertisement’. After a brief stint as a journalist, she began to write short-stories and novels, some of the celebrated ones being, ‘The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman’, ‘Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces’ and ‘Nothing Sacred’. To inspire herself, she travelled all around the globe, soaking in all the different cultural diversities and experiences, which she took back with her for her writing endeavor. Soon, her works began to echo a sense of feminism. She took her first step as a deep-seated suffragette by espousing the works of Marquis de Sade, offering generally positive reviews about her work. Most often, she explored the ideas of female empathies in the milieu of the horrifying contrivances of male whims. This was fully reconnoitered in one of her literary masterpieces, ‘The Bloody Chamber’. Carter is remembered as a person who was outspoken in her views, but warm and reserved at the same time.
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As per our current Database, Angela Carter has been died on 16 February 1992(1992-02-16) (aged 51)\nLondon, England.

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When Angela Carter die, Angela Carter was 51 years old.

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Born May 07, 1940 (Eastbourne, England, British)
Birthday May 07
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Born Angela Olive Stalker in Eastbourne, in 1940, to Sophia Olive (née Farthing; 1905–1969) and Hugh Alexander Stalker (1896–1988), Carter was evacuated as a child to live in Yorkshire with her maternal grandmother. As a teenager she battled against anorexia. After attending Streatham and Clapham High School, in south London, she began work as a Journalist on The Croydon Advertiser, following in the footsteps of her father. Carter attended the University of Bristol where she studied English literature.


She married twice, first in 1960 to Paul Carter, divorcing in 1972. In 1969, she used the proceeds of her Somerset Maugham Award to leave her husband and relocate for two years to Tokyo, where she claims in Nothing Sacred (1982) that she "learnt what it is to be a woman and became radicalised". She wrote about her experiences there in articles for New Society and a collection of short stories, Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces (1974), and evidence of her experiences in Japan can also be seen in The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman (1972). She then explored the United States, Asia and Europe, helped by her fluency in French and German. She spent much of the late 1970s and 1980s as a Writer in residence at universities, including the University of Sheffield, Brown University, the University of Adelaide, and the University of East Anglia. In 1977, Carter married Mark Pearce, with whom she had one son. In 1979, both The Bloody Chamber, and her influential essay, The Sadeian Woman and the Ideology of Pornography, appeared. In the essay, according to the Writer Marina Warner, Carter "deconstructs the arguments that underlie The Bloody Chamber. It's about Desire and its destruction, the self-immolation of women, how women collude and connive with their condition of enslavement. She was much more independent-minded than the traditional feminist of her time."


As well as being a prolific Writer of fiction, Carter contributed many articles to The Guardian, The Independent and New Statesman, collected in Shaking a Leg. She adapted a number of her short stories for radio and wrote two original radio dramas on Richard Dadd and Ronald Firbank. Two of her fictions have been adapted for film: The Company of Wolves (1984) and The Magic Toyshop (1987). She was actively involved in both adaptations; her screenplays are published in the collected dramatic writings, The Curious Room, together with her radio scripts, a libretto for an opera of Virginia Woolf's Orlando, an unproduced screenplay entitled The Christchurch Murders (based on the same true story as Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures) and other works. These neglected works, as well as her controversial television documentary, The Holy Family Album, are discussed in Charlotte Crofts' book, Anagrams of Desire (2003). Her novel Nights at the Circus won the 1984 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for literature. Her last novel, Wise Children, is a surreal wild ride through British theatre and music hall traditions.


Angela Carter died aged 51 in 1992 at her home in London after developing lung cancer.

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