Shaking A Leg: Collected Journalism and Writings (Paperback)Angela Carter (author)
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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY RACHEL COOKE
Reading Shaking a Leg is like spending time with the funniest, wisest friend you've ever had; a person whose breadth of interest ranges from food to feminism to science fiction, and everything in between; a person with an entirely unpredictable train of thought but whose exuberance, knowledge and insight sweeps you along. Bursting with ideas, culturally astute and sparklingly witty, this comprehensive volume of Angela Carter's journalism is the most down-to-earth and entertaining companion to latter twentieth-century thought you'll ever need.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 800
Weight: 543 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm
Reading Shaking a Leg is like sitting down with a friend who is clever, funny, outrageous, compassionate, anecdotal and sociologically aware; someone with a great memory and a quirky, associative train of thought; someone who can make you laugh and say "yes" out loud before you turn the page to devour her next paragraph, whether it be about Hollywood or Venice, her dotty parents or her favourite writers. Carter is endlessly entertaining, endearing and down-to-earth in this admirably comprehensive collection * Irish Times *
It is her journalism, collected in the 1997 volume 'Shaking a Leg', to which I find myself returning again and again, struck freshly by its forthrightness, its imagination, its unpredictability - and by the sheer range of subjects on which she was fluent -- Susannah Clapp * Guardian *
The range of her interests is quite dazzling. She is the voice of an entire generation * Washington Post *
Shocking, willful, extravagant - every cut and quip at the same time reveals a striking intellectual acuity * New York Times *
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