Thursday, January 5, 2012
The Artist on the Wing - A Card from Angela Carter
Just heard about this, another pick for 2012 - a biography in postcards about Angela Carter, written by her friend Susannah Clap, promised by Bloomsbury to "catch the artist on the wing". It is hard to believe it is 20 years since she has passed, and yet no biography. I remember discovering her books in 1991 and having that feeling of discovering a treasure and started reading her voraciously, only to discover a few months later that she had died. Sometimes I don't think we have got our head around what a brilliant artist she was and the influence that she has had, it as if a literary Goddess walked amongst us and we didn't know. Hopefully this book will bring back in a new form, so we can enjoy her writing, full of spit and spirit.