Carter, Angela Olive Stalker
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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