Angela Carter’s story collection hits bookshelves
Publish Date : Tuesday 2 July 2013 - 12:00
‘Bluebeard’ a book holding short stories of English novelist Angela Carter has been translated and released in Iran. The collection is house to seven short stories.
The collection of ‘Bluebeard’ accommodates seven short stories which have been rendered into Persian by Ali Mansouri.
Angela Carter (7 May 1940 – 16 February 1992) was an English novelist and journalist, known for her feminist, magical realism, and picaresque works. In 2008, The Times ranked Carter tenth in their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". In 2012, ‘Nights at the Circus’ was selected as the best ever winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
The book holds Angela Carter’s playful and subversive retellings of Charles Perrault’s classic fairy tales which conjure up a world of resourceful women, black-hearted villains, wily animals and incredible transformations. In these seven stories, bristling with frank, earthy humor and gothic imagination, nothing is as it seems.
Several other writers have also written books which are named Bluebeard. For instance Kurt Vonnegut released a novel holding the same name in 1987.
Amélie Nothomb also published her version in 2012 which was indeed an autumn bestseller in the year.
The Persian translation of Angela Carter’s ‘Bluebeard’ is released in Iran in 80 pages and 500 copies.