Angela Carter

Shaking a Leg: Collected Writings

1998 (This Edition Published)

Main Details
Author Angela Carter
Introduction by Joan Smith
Editor Jenny Uglow
Research Assistant Charlotte Crofts
Imprint Penguin Books
Publisher Penguin Group
Copyright Holder The Estate of Angela Carter
Copyright Holder (Introduction/Prologue) Joan Smith
Cover/Jacket Design by Roxanna Bikadoroff
Cover Art by Roxanna Bikadoroff
Author photo/portrait Miriam Berkley
This Edition Published 1998
First Published 1997
Copyright 1997
Identifying Codes
Printer's Key 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2
ISBN 10 0-14-027695-5
Barcode (EAN) 9780140276954
EAN 5 90000
Price U.S. $15.95
Price CAN. $22.99
Format Paperback
Page Count 641 pages
Font Bembo
Language English
Chapters Editor's note
Introduction by Joan Smith

The Mother Lode
My Father's House
Sugar Daddy
Notes from a Maternity Ward
Fools Are My Theme
Notes from the Front Line
Anger in a Black Landscape


Fleshly Matters
Lovely Linda
Fat Is Ugly
A Well-Hung Hang-Up
Health on the Brain
Georges Bataille: Story of the Eye
Edward Shorter: A History of Women's Bodies
Eric Rhode: On Birth and Madness

Food Fetishes
The New Vegetarians
Saucerer's Apprentice
Jessica Kuper (ed.): The Anthropologist's Cookbook
Barbara Tims (ed.): Food in Vogue
Elizabeth David: English Bread and Yeast Cookery
An Omelette and a Glass of Wine and Other Dishes
Patience Gray: Honey from a Weed

Dressing Up and Down
Notes for a Theory of Sixties Style
The Wound in the Face Trouser Protest
Year of the Punk
The Bridled Sweeties
Ted Polhemus and Lynn Procter: Fashion and Anti-Fashion
David Kunzle: Fashion and Fetishisms
The Recession Style
Lou Taylor: Mourning Dress
Elizabeth Wilson: Adorned in Dreams
Roland Barthes: The Fashion System
Arthur Marwick: Beauty in History

What the Hell -- It's Home!
Bradford: Industry as Artwork
Fin de Si├Ęcle
The Oss Has His Day
Bath, Heritage City
What the Hell -- It's Home!
The Donnie Ferrets
The Paris of the North
D'You Mean South?
Poets in a Landscape
So There'll Always Be an England
Masochism for the Masses
Michael Moorcock: Mother London
Iain Sinclair: Downriver

My Maugham Award
The Back of Beyond
Triple Flavour
Wet Dream City
A Petrified Harvest
Bread on Still Waters
Munch and Antibiotics
Constructing an Australia

Tokyo Pastoral
People as Pictures
Mishima's Toy Sword
Once More into the Mangle
Poor Butterfly
Death in Japan
A Fertility Festival
Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji
Ian Buruma: A Japanese Mirror
Junichiro Tanizaki: Naomi

Tom Wolfe
That Arizona Home
Snow-Belt America
The Rise of the Preppies
Anne Campbell: The Girls in the Gang
Edmund White: The Beautiful Room Is Empty


At the Zoo
Animals in the Nursery
In the Bear Garden
Little Lamb, Get Lost
All Creatures Great and Small

Song and Show
Now Is the Time for Singing
Bob Dylan on Tour
A Busker (Retired)
The Good Old Songs
Giants' Playtime
Wagner and the Mistral
Fun Fairs
Carlos Moore: Fela Fela
Phyllis Rose: Jazz Cleopatra

Screen and Dream
Femmes Fatales
Japanese Erotica
Much, Much Stranger than Fiction
Bertolucci: La Luna
Hal Ashby: Being There
The Draughtsman's Contract
The Belle as Businessperson
Jean-Luc Godard
Robert Coover: A Night at the Movies
Barry Paris Louise Brooks
In Pantoland
The Granada, Tooting

The Box
Theatre of the Absurd
Acting It Up on the Small Screen
The Box Does Furnish a Room
Monkey Business
The Wonderful World of Cops

Making Art
Berthold Hinz: Art in the Third Reich
Treasures of Ancient Nigeria
Artists of the Tudor Court
Pontus Hulten: The Arcimboldo Effect
Three Women Artists
Frida Kahlo


Tell Me A Story
Jorge Luis Borges: An Introduction to English Literature
The Hidden Child
The Art of Horrorzines
The Better to Eat You With
An I for Truth
Latin Rhythms
Yashar Kemal: The Lords of Akchasaz
William Burroughs: Ah Pook Is Here
William Burroughs: The Western Lands
The German Legends of the Brothers Grimm
The Sweet Sell of Romance
Robert Darnton: The Great Cat Massacre
Irish Folk Tales, Arab Folktales
Bruce Chatwin: The Songlines
Through a Text Backwards: The Resurrection of the House of Usher
Milorad Pavic: Dictionary of the Khazars
Milorad Pavic: Landscape Painted with Tea

Writers and Readers
Lorenzo the Closet Queen
The Life of Katherine Mansfield
The Alchemy of the Word
F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby
Grace Paley: The Little Disturbances of Man and Enormous Changes at the Last Minute
Carol Ascher: Simone de Beauvoir
D. H. Lawrence, Scholarship Boy
Envoi: Bloomsday
Alison's Giggle
Trials of a Booker Judge
J. G. Ballard Empire of the Sun
The End: Reading South Africa
Christina Stead
Vladimir Nabokov: The Enchanter
Peter Carey: Oscar and Lucinda
Salman Rushdie: The Satanic Verses
Love in a Cold Climate
Colin Greenland: Michael Moorcock: Death Is No Obstacle
Appendix: Introduction to Expletives Deleted
Chronology of Journalism and Occasional Writings (1964-91)
Notes Printed in the United States of America


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