Introducing The Bloody Chamber

Kelly wrote an introduction to the new Penguin Classics edition of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, and it was just reprinted in the New York Times Book Review:

“Many of the elements of Angela Carter’s stories have become commonplace in fiction and popular culture. Sexy vampires? Sure. The exploration of female desire? Yep. Fairy tales reworked in contemporary settings? An embarrassment of riches. What we don’t have, of course, is any more Angela Carter stories.
Carter died in 1992. She would have turned 75 this year, and how I yearn for more of her. What would she make of the stories we tell now? What new thing would she make?”

[Powell’s | Indiebound]

You can read “The Lady of the House of Love” from The Bloody Chamber — introduced by Kelly — on Electric Literature.