By Anna Watz
In 1972, Angela Carter translated Xavière Gauthier’s ground-breaking feminist critique of the surrealist circulate, Surréalisme et sexualité (1971). even supposing the interpretation was once by no means released, the venture right now proven and consolidated Carter’s past curiosity in surrealism, illustration, gender and wish and aided her formula of a brand new surrealist-feminist aesthetic. Carter’s sustained engagement with surrealist aesthetics and politics in addition to surrealist scholarship aptly demonstrates what's at stake for feminism on the intersection of avant-garde aesthetics and the illustration of ladies and feminine wish. Drawing on formerly unexplored archival fabric, equivalent to typescripts, journals, and letters, Anna Watz’s learn is the 1st to track the complete volume to which Carter’s writing was once encouraged by means of the surrealist stream and its serious historical past. Watz’s publication is a vital contribution to scholarship on Angela Carter in addition to to modern feminist debates on surrealism, and should attract students around the fields of latest British fiction, feminism, and literary and visible surrealism.
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Angela Carter and Surrealism: 'A Feminist Libertarian Aesthetic' (Studies in Surrealism) by Anna Watz