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    • ISBN:9780860683414
    • Publication date:31 Dec 1982
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The Passion Of New Eve

By Angela Carter

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THE PASSION OF NEW EVE is an extraordinary journey into the apocalyptic vision of the author Lorna Sage called 'The boldest of English writers'.

I know nothing. I am a tabula rasa, a blank sheet of paper, an unhatched egg. I have not yet become a woman, although I possess a woman's shape. Not a woman, no: both more and less than a real woman. Now I am a being as mythic and monstrous as Mother herself . . . '

New York has become the City of Dreadful Night where dissolute Leilah performs a dance of chaos for Evelyn. But this young Englishman's fate lies in the arid desert, where a many-breasted fertility goddess will wield her scalpel to transform him into the new Eve.

Biographical Notes

Angela Carter (1940-1992), journalist and writer;author of novels, poems and flim scripts has had her talents much lauded;
'Her Imagination was one of the most dazzling this century'- Marina Walker, Independent

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