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By Heidi Yeandle

This publication reveals Carter’s deconstruction of the male-dominated self-discipline of Western suggestion. Revealing the large philosophical learn that underpins Carter’s intertextual paintings, this booklet deals new readings of her fiction on the subject of more than a few philosophical texts and concepts. by way of re-examining Carter’s writing just about the archived choice of her notes that has lately develop into on hand on the British Library, Angela Carter and Western Philosophy places ahead new interpretations of Carter’s writing practices. With chapters studying her allusions to Plato, Hobbes and Rousseau, Descartes, Locke and Hume, Wittgenstein and Ryle, in addition to Kant and Sade, this ebook illuminates Carter’s engagement with diverse components of Western idea, and discusses how this shapes her portrayal of fact, identification, civilisation, and morality. Angela Carter and Western Philosophy can be of curiosity to researchers, academics, and scholars engaged on modern women’s writing, philosophy and literature, and intertextual literary practices.

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It begins by depicting ‘human beings living in a sort of underground den’; ‘they have been here from their childhood, and have their legs and necks chained so that they cannot move, and can only see before them’ (Republic 348). Behind the prisoners there is a fire, ‘and between the fire and the prisoners there is […] a low wall built along the way, like the screen which marionette players have before them, over which they show the puppets’ (348). There are men passing along this wall carrying objects, such as ‘figures of men and animals’ (348), which are visible above the wall, and some of these men are talking.

Mitchell Caldwell note, ‘as the Cold War came to a close and the fear of an impending nuclear war waned, so, too, did the number of survivalists’ (119). Heroes and Villains can be read as a survival guide, a fictional and political response to the context of the Cold War, and the simultaneous popularity of survivalism. The catalyst for this discussion is Marianne’s transition from her native community of Professors to the hostile world of the Barbarians; from a society in which, as the name suggests, education and the preservation of pre-apocalyptic knowledge are key concerns, to a landscape in which survival is paramount in the face of high infant mortality rates and the need to cure diseases.

YEANDLE Plato’s hierarchical depiction of reality permeates throughout Carter’s body of work, but is particularly central to New Eve, and, as I have already discussed, Doctor Hoffman. Even in an article on culinary class differences called ‘An Omelette and a Glass of Wine and Other Dishes’ (1984), Carter critiques the restaurateur Alice Waters through a dismissive reference to Plato: ‘behind Ms Waters’s wincingly exquisite cuisine lies some post-­ hippy Platonism to do with the real and the phoney’ (99).

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