• Fairytales Punish the Curious

    10 days ago - By The New Republic

    In the spring of
    1977, Angela Carter met the Canadian writer Elizabeth Smart in London at the
    launch of Bananas, a new literary
    magazine. A prolific writer at the age of 37, Carter was already the author of
    eight novels, two collections of poetry, and one collection of short
    stories-“profane pieces,” as the book's subtitle proclaimed. Her story in the
    issue, titled “The Company of Wolves,” was a feminist retelling of “Red Riding
    Hood,” in which the adolescent girl, unafraid of her foe, ends up sleeping
    sweetly “between the paws of the tender wolf.” Smart's 1945 novella By Grand Central...
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