Official Blog of Author MICHAEL THOMAS BARRY.
A blog which discusses varied topics that are related to the authors many books. Michael is a columnist for CrimeMagazine.com and a reviewer for the New York Journal of Books.
Questions or comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, February 16, 2013
British author Angela Carter died - 1992
On February 16, 1992, British author Angela
Carter died on February 16, 1992. She was a novelist and
journalist, known for her feminst and picaresque works. In 2008, The London Times ranked Carter tenth in
their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945. She was bornAngela Olive Stalker in Eastborune, England on May 7, 1940, Carter was
evacuated as a child to live in Yorkshire with her maternal grandmother. After
attending school in south London, she began work as a journalist, 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. They separated in 1970. In 1969 Angela Carter used the proceeds of her
Somerset Maugham Award to leave her husband and relocate for two years to
Tokyo, Japan. She wrote about her experiences there in 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 spent much of the late 1970s and 1980s as a writer in
residence at universities throughout England. In 1977 Carter married Mark
Pearce, with whom she had one son. She was much more independent-minded than
the traditional feminist of her time. She adapted a number of her short stories
for radio and wrote two original radio dramas. Two of her fictions were adapted
for the movies. Her novel Nights at the Circus won the 1984 James Tait
Black Memorial Prize for literature. At the time of her death, Carter had
started work on a sequel to Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre based on the later life of Jane's stepdaughter, Adèle
Varens; only a synopsis survives. She died aged 51 in 1992 at her home in
London after developing lung cancer.
Barry is the author of Great Britain’s Literary Legends.
The book can be pre-ordered at Amazon through the following links: