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Angela Carter’s Duplicitous Dolls
Angela Carter’s Duplicitous Dolls

Author(s): Eliza Claudia Filimon
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Short Story, Theory of Literature, British Literature, Sociology of Literature
Published by: Editura Arhipelag XXI
Keywords: Angela Carter; male fetishism; women; objects; living doll; eccentric femine;

Summary/Abstract: Angela Carter’s fiction offers readers an example of the way male fetishism transforms woman into an object, a toy seduced by other toys, a living doll. The majority of her tales take up the theme of fetishist entrapment in an attempt to make the forbidden voice heard, beyond the confines of rationality. The portrayal of the eccentric feminine takes shape in a new literary space populated with male and female protagonists. This study focuses on the most extreme female into doll transformation in two novels and various short stories by Angela Carter.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 80-92
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English