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La camera di sangue (1979)

di Angela Carter

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From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.
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I first read The Bloody Chamber many years ago at university, and had forgotten just how good it is until I read it again this week. Carter did so much to pave the way for today's women authors who delight in subverting fairy and folk tales - you can definitely see her influence in authors like Carmen Maria Machado, for example.

I think the title story is my favourite, but I enjoyed the inventiveness of some of the later stories too. It's a really well put together collection; the stories take you on a journey from the inherent bestiality of human nature through to the outright uncanny incredibly smoothly. Highly recommended to anyone interested in fairy and folk tales as a genre. ( )
  mooingzelda | Mar 24, 2021 |
These were interesting and engaging retellings (reimaginings?) of classic fairy/folk tales. The narration was good and I quite liked the way it was split between 2 narrators so it was easy to follow where one story ended and the next began. I particularly liked the way they were set in the middle ground between Grimm's and Disney; they didn't have happy endings, per se, but they definitely didnt have sad endings either.

A very interesting collection, and well read by the narrators. (Listened to on Audible) ( )
  TCLinrow | Mar 17, 2021 |
These were interesting and engaging retellings (reimaginings?) of classic fairy/folk tales. The narration was good and I quite liked the way it was split between 2 narrators so it was easy to follow where one story ended and the next began. I particularly liked the way they were set in the middle ground between Grimm's and Disney; they didn't have happy endings, per se, but they definitely didnt have sad endings either.

A very interesting collection, and well read by the narrators. (Listened to on Audible) ( )
  TCLinrow | Mar 17, 2021 |
What a strange little book… I can’t say that I fully enjoyed it, and yet I would say this volume of retold fairytales with a feminist slant is worth the read. Carter begins the collection with the titular “The Bloody Chamber”, a retelling of one of the most potentially violent fairytales--that of Bluebeard and his chamber of horrors. She tells the story from the perspective of the naive bride, who marries a man she knows almost nothing about and develops an insatiable curiosity to discover all of his secrets. The story obviously has undertones relating to the damage of secrets in relationships, and Carter doesn’t have to do much to expand on this theme except give her character an actual personality besides the trope role of “bride,” and yet the story is still very compelling as we must find out if this new bride will be able to escape the fate of the brides who came before her. The collection goes on to two retellings of the Beauty and the Beast myth, neither of which I was particularly fond of as they didn’t really seem to have much to add. I will admit that I completely skipped Puss-in-Boots. I’ve never been a fan of the miraculous cat stories, nor of the useless man who benefits from his pet’s skills. Her next tale, “The Erl-King”, was more along the lines of stories that I enjoy, but the story was so strange that I’m left not quite knowing what I read. The story is narrated by an anonymous companion to the Erl-King, and we are never quite sure if they are there by choice or by coercion. They treat the Erl-King as a tutor, and yet their language paints him as a captor of the woodland birds and as a less-than-kind personage. The King himself is not exactly human, and for those of us versed in faerielore his strange personality is what one would expect of a fey who crowns himself a King of this part of the forest--self-serving, self-interested, and yet kind when he chooses. We are then treated to a short, but strange Snow White tale next, one which I honestly don’t care all that much to recall, and then to an equally strange and not particularly successful vampire tale: “The Lady of the House of Love.” The collection wraps up with three tales which tread on the werewolf myths and intertwine them with the cautionary tale of Red Riding Hood. Of the three, I think that “Wolf-Alice” was possibly the most compelling, as it explores the concept of a child raised by wolves, the wildness of women (though this Alice is yet but a child), and the inability of the people of past ages to handle mental-illness and people who they deem as “other.” Overall, the collection was compelling, though I found it less magical than I expected. Possibly because it was too cruel at times, and a measure of softness does much to temper the violent tendencies of fairytales, but maybe that was kind of the point: lean in to the violence of the world, accept it for what it is, and work to ensure that these cruelties are not perpetuated--a cautionary tale, afterall. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
One of Angela Carter's early works and this collection of macabre, feminist fairy tales has a raw, rather unpolished feel about it. It is very well written however but lacks finesse around the sparse dialogue sections. I think my favourite is the longest tale and the one after which it's collection is named, the mother at the end being a true feminist superhero. There also seems to be quite a bit of overlap between tales, especially regarding the myth of werewolves reverting to human form after death. ( )
  CharlotteBurt | Feb 1, 2021 |
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Nome dell'autoreRuoloTipo di autoreOpera?Stato
Carter, AngelaAutoreautore primariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Armitage, RichardNarratoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Bikadoroff, RoxannaImmagine di copertinaautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Fox, EmiliaNarratoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Karash, IgorIllustratoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Lanati, BarbaraTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Marsh, JamesImmagine di copertinaautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Simpson, HelenIntroduzioneautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Warner, MarinaIntroduzioneautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
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I remember how, that night, I lay awake in the wagon-lit in a tender, delicious ecstasy of excitement, my burning cheek pressed against the impeccable linen of the pillow and the pounding of my heart mimicking that of the great pistons ceaselessly thrusting the train that bore me through the night, away from Paris, away from girlhood, away from the white, enclosed quietude of my mother's apartment, into the unguessable country of marriage.
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