Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
Mean As Custard

Angela Carter - The Erl King

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Have been busy, busy, busy - been organising my life around my major dissertation and induction timetable at Plymouth Uni.  Booked in my library time (compulsary, so it is logged in the bibliography) for 1pm on the 10th as I have no desire to catch a train near 6am to get there.  I have warned fellow new students, who will probably not know about this - quell suprise when I found out about it last year!  Plus, I need to locate my student card and renew my railcard, possibly will have to do this before induction week i.e. the calm before the storm.

I have been reading the rest of The Bloody Chamber - best so far is 'The Erl King', a kind of Pan-like creature who beguiles women and turns them into birds.  I can see parallels with many other stories and I think I will predominently use it out of all the other stories in TBC.  Stories completed 'The Courtship of Mr Lyon', 'The Tigers Bride', 'Puss-In-Boots' and the aforementioned 'The Erl King - my next stories are 'The Snow Child', Lady in the House of Love' (think that one is a female vampire story), 'The Werewolf', 'The Comapny of Wolves' and 'Wolf Alice'.

Seriously, read Angela Carters 'The Erl King' - sends all kinds of shiver down your spine.
Tags: angela carter, ba english yr 3, grindstone files - year 3, the bloody chamber, the erl king

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