Burning Your Boats
The Collected Short Stories
by Angela Carter
with an Introduction by Salman Rushdie
One of our most imaginative and accomplished writers, Angela Carter left behind a dazzlingarray of work: essays, criticism, and fiction. But it is in her short stories that her extraordinary talents-- as a fabulist, feminist, social critic, and weaver of tales -- are most penetratingly evident. Thisvolume presents Carter's considerable legacy of short fiction, gathered from published books, andincludes early and previously unpublished stories. From reflections on jazz and Japan, throughvigorous refashionings of classic folklore and fairy tales, to stunning snapshots of modern life in all itstawdry glory, we are able to chart the evolution of Carter's marvelous, magical vision."A treasure chest of literary and aesthetic experience. . . mysterious, glamorous, beautiful." -- CarolynSee,
The Washington Post
"Carter's ability to probe the secret places in the human psyche, where mysterious erotic longings andunacknowledged links with the unearthly lie buried, verges on the supernatural."
-- The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Her imagination was one of the most dazzling of this century." -- Marina Warner "An amazing plum pudding. . . you should not miss this book." -- Margaret Atwood,
Toronto Globe &Mail
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Penguin Books Ltd, Registered Offices: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, EnglandFirst published in Great Britain by Chatto
Windus Limited 1995First published in the United States of America byHenry Holt and Company, Inc. 1996Published in Penguin Books 19971 3 5 7 9 10Copyright © The Estate of Angela Carter, 1995Introduction copyright © Salman Rushdie, 1995All rights reserved
was first published in the United States of America under thetitle
Saints and Strangers
and is used by permission of Viking Penguin,a division of Penguin Books USA Inc.Copyright © Angela Carter 1985, 1986.Salman Rushdie's introduction is reprinted by permission of The Wylie Agency, Inc.THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HAS CATALOGUED THE HENRY HOLT EDITION AS FOLLOWS:Carter, Angela, 1940-1992.Burning your boats: the collected short stories/Angela Carter; with an introduction by Salman Rushdie. p. cm."A John Macrae book."