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The Infernal Desire Machine of Angela Carter

The Infernal Desire Machine of Angela Carter: Selections from the Bradford Morrow Collection

Angela Carter (1940-1992) was one of the most prolific and innovative writers of her time.  In his introduction to her collected stories, Burning Your Boats, Carter’s friend Salman Rushdie deemed her work “by turns formal and outrageous, exotic and demotic, exquisite and coarse, precious and raunchy, fabulist and socialist, purple and black.”  Born Angela Olive Stalker, she was raised in Yorkshire, England and attended high school in south London where she began writing at an early age, first as a journalist and soon thereafter as a fiction writer, essayist, translator, and dramatist.  Indeed, her first book, Unicorn, was published as a mimeographed pamphlet just after Carter’s sixteenth birthday in May, 1966.  Among her best-known works are Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces (written while she lived in Japan), The Magic Toyshop, Love, Nights at the Circus, Wise Children, Black Venus (published in America as Saints and Strangers), the groundbreaking study The Sadeian Woman and the Ideology of Pornography, and her masterpiece, The Bloody Chamber.  A pioneering feminist writer and brilliant re-inventor of classic fables and fairy tales, Angela Carter, whose untimely death of lung cancer cut short a burgeoning career, is now widely considered one of the most influential British authors of the second half of the twentieth century.

Monday, October 20- Friday, December 5, 2014
Stevenson Library Atrium

Opening Reception: Monday, October 27th, 4:30-6:00 pm

Vitrine Displays


packett is one of the most comprehensive and innovative international book series on contemporary art. Published biannually each volume focuses on three to four of the world’s most compelling artists, whose oeuvre is explored in three to four texts by renowned authors. At the same time each artist creates a limited edition work exclusively for the readers of Parkett. To date Parkett has published 94 volumes with a total of 240 artists collaborations.
This exhibit highlights a selection of some twenty of these collaborations from the last 30 years.


Curated by Kornelia Tamm
Courtesy of Dieter von Graffenried

September 4- October 10, 2014
Stevenson Library Atrium