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''I was taking the latent content of those traditional stories and using that; and the latent content is violently sexual''

Angela Carter on her writing
Latent means undeveloped - using fairy tales etc to explore different themes


''pleasing her audience by providing them with a comfortably reassuring read did not feature on her list of priorities''

Sarah Gamble in her book on Carter's work


“fired by the conviction that human nature is not immutable, that human beings are capable of change”

Helen Simpon


Carter challenges the notion that there is such a thing as an unchanging human nature”

Sarah Roberts