– In 1960, she married her first husband Paul Carter. Nine years later, Angela Carter won the Somerset Maugham Award and used the awards purse to travel to Japan and distance herself from her husband. She stayed in Japan for two years, and claimed the experience of gender relations in Japan forced her to become radicalized.

– Carter was influenced by the works of Marquis de Sade as well, controversial for Angela’s feminist status. Carter believed that Marquis de Sade was one of the first writers who viewed the function of women as something that transcended the function of producing babies. She views the female Sadeian characters that embrace their libertarianism as successful, but those who embrace their traditional roles as not.

– The inspiration for many of Carter’s novels came from obscure folk and fairy tales. She reinterpreted these stories into her own particular and sometimes dark vision of…

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