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Wayward Girls & Wicked Women: an Anthology of Stories

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Publisher Comments:

In Elizabeth Jolley's "The Last Crop," a seemingly guileless woman cons a man out of his land. In Leonora Carrinton's "The Debutante," a young girl sends a hyena to her coming-out ball, with disastrous results. The title character in Frances Towers's "Violet" uses her talent for witchcraft with wicked intention. Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl" faces a litany of her mother's strictures and admonishments, and Suniti Namjoshi's bittersweet fables suggest that nothing a woman does will ever be really right. But whether these women are bad or good, evil or benign, guilty or innocent, calculating or naive, they are not victims. None of them suffers passively at the hands of men. Each manages to confront her circumstances and sometimes, though not always, triumph over them.

About the Author

Angela Carter (1940 -1992) wrote nine novels and numerous short stories, as well as nonfiction, radio plays, and the screenplay for Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves, based on her story. She won numerous literary awards, traveled and taught widely in the United States, and lived in London.

Table of Contents

Wayward Girls and Wicked Women Acknowledgments

Introduction

ELIZABETH JOLLEY: The Last Crop

LEONORA CARRINGTON: The Débutante

ROCKY GÁMEZ: from The Gloria Stories

BESSIE HEAD: Life

JANE BOWLES: A Guatemalan Idyll

KATHERINE MANSFIELD: The Young Girl

SUNITI NAMJOSHI: Three Feminist Fables

COLETTE: The Rainy Moon

GEORGE EGERTON: Wedlock

FRANCES TOWERS: Violet

AMA ATA AIDOO: The Plums

GRACE PALEY: A Woman Young and Old

ANDRÉE CHEDID: The Long Trial

ANGELA CARTER: The Loves of Lady Purple

DJUNA BARNES: The Earth

VERNON LEE: Oke of Okehurst

JAMAICA KINCAID: Girl

LUO SHU: Aunt Liu

Notes on the Authors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140103717
Editor:
Carter, Angela
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Editor:
Carter, Angela
Author:
Various
Author:
Carter, Angela
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women -- Fiction.
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
[no. XL]
Publication Date:
January 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
7.88x5.00x.77 in. .77 lbs.

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