Shaking a Leg: Collected Journalism and Writings

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9780099594413: Shaking a Leg: Collected Journalism and Writings

The third in a series of collected works by Angela Carter who died in 1992. This volume covers her journalistic work from the 1960s onwards, exploring new territories and overturning old ideas. She discusses topics such as film, food, feminism, science fiction, sex, Virginia Woolf baking bread and Bob Dylan making hay.

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" Shaking a Leg reveals a stunning range of interests that marks her out not just as one of our greatest novelists and short story writers but as one of our best literary and cultural critics... If you would like better to understand the workings of the second half of our century, then this is the book" (Ali Smith Scotsman)

"Reading Shaking a Leg is like sitting down with a friend who is clever, funny, outrageous, compassionate, anecdotal and sociologically aware; someone with a great memory and a quirky, associative train of thought; someone who can make you laugh and say "yes" out loud before you turn the page to devour her next paragraph, whether it be about Hollywood or Venice, her dotty parents or her favourite writers. Carter is endlessly entertaining, endearing and down-to-earth in this admirably comprehensive collection" ( Irish Times)

"It is her journalism, collected in the 1997 volume 'Shaking a Leg', to which I find myself returning again and again, struck freshly by its forthrightness, its imagination, its unpredictability - and by the sheer range of subjects on which she was fluent" (Susannah Clapp Guardian)

"The range of her interests is quite dazzling. She is the voice of an entire generation" ( Washington Post)

"Shocking, willful, extravagant - every cut and quip at the same time reveals a striking intellectual acuity" ( New York Times)

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Forthright, funny, unpredictable: Carter is capable of illuminating any topic with the brilliance of her prose.

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