"It might have been designed to illustrate her love for the gaudy and unsettling."
January 23, 2012 9:55 AM Subscribe
A Portrait in Postcards.
Twenty years after her death, Angela Carter's
literary executor and friend, Susannah Clapp
, remembers Carter through the cards she sent, "These cards make a paper trail, a zigzag path through the 80s. They are casually dispatched – some messages are barely more than a signature – but are often the more telling for that: they catch Angela on the wing, shooting her mouth off. She would have hated the idea of a soundbite, but she had a gift for a capsule phrase, for a story in a word. " The postcard gallery.
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