By Angela Carter
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'Earthy, bawdy and peculiar in flip, there's a effective intelligence at paintings here.' day-by-day Telegraph
'Black Venus monitors the peerlessly witchy Angela Carter at her most sensible. Her fantastic fables all communicate for themselves in tones so commanding you're feeling this has to be Baudelaire's mistress, growing old, remembering, nonetheless spreading syphilis, or Lizzie Borden stressed and deadly within the scorching Massachusetts summer time. no matter what her topic, Angela Carter writes like a dream - occasionally a nightmare. and because the voices name out, the pictures blaze, one is kept from an far more than delusion by means of earthy realism, a unexpected bark of humour.' Sunday Telegraph
'She used to be at the century's most interesting writers, and her tales are between her best works.' Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Sunday Times
'Angela Carter has language at her fingertips.' New Statesman
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