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Carter, Angela Olive Stalker

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Born: 1940 AD
Died: 1992 AD, at 51 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Authors, Novelists

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1940 - Angela Olive Stalker was born in Eastbourne, Sussex on May 7th. English short story writer, novelist, journalist, dramatist and critic.

1966 - Carter's first novel, Shadow Dance, was a kind of detective story, written during a summer vacation.

1967 - Her "The Magic Toyshop" developed further the themes of sexual fantasy and revealed Carter's fascination with fairy tales and the Freudian unconscious.

         - The book won the Jon Llwellyn Rhys Prize.

1968 - For "Several Perceptions" Carter received the Somerset Maugham Award.

1973 - "The Infernal Desire Machines Of Doctor Hoffman" was a story of a war fought against a diabolic doctor, whose aim is to demolish the structures of reason with his gigantic generators.

1976-1978 - Carter served as Arts Council fellow at Sheffield University, England.

1979 - Carter published "The Sadetan Woman", where she questioned culturally accepted views of sexuality, and sadistic and masochistic relations between men and women.

1987 - Carter was called in New Socialist the "high-priestess of post-graduate porn".

1991 - Her last novel, Wise Children, which focused on the female members of a theatrical family, was was marked by optimism and humor.

1992 - Died of cancer on February 16th in London.

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