Angela Carter's archive contains vast numbers of postcards sent from around the world between herself and friends and family. This selection were sent throughout the 1980s to Carter's friend, the theatre critic Susannah Clapp.
Clapp, who published her collection of postcards in the 2012 book A Card from Angela Carter, writes, 'These cards told more than one story. The cartoons and paintings and photographs Angela chose sometimes contradicted, at other times re-emphasised her words on the other side. Some of the images glance at a conversation we had been having, or at an episode in Angela’s life. Sometimes,of course, the picture hints at nothing.'
Find out more in the article, Angela Carter in Postcards.
- Full title:
- Angela Carter Papers: Postcards 1-7
- 20th century
- Postcard / Ephemera / Photograph / Illustration / Image
- Usage terms
© Courtesy of Susannah Clapp. Except as otherwise permitted by your national copyright laws this material may not be copied or distributed further.
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- British Library
- Add MS 88899/3/4-24
- Article by:
- Margaretta Jolly
- Gender and sexuality, Exploring identity
The women’s movements of the 1960s and 70s gave rise to a new era for women’s writing. Women also took over the means of production by setting up feminist printing houses such as Virago Press. Margaretta Jolly takes a tour of women’s writing, publishing and literary criticism of this period and explores the work of some of its key players.
- Article by:
- Susannah Clapp
- Art, music and popular culture
Susannah Clapp, Angela Carter's literary executor, describes going through the writer's papers after her death, and shares the postcards that Carter sent her during their friendship, many of which related to her creative interests.