ENGB30 Chapter Notes -Logical Truth, John Updike, Homing Pigeon

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Carter The Loves of Lady Purple
Wednesday October 17th, 2012
Angela Carter (1940-1992)
British novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator
Fireworks (1974)... first short story she wrote
The Main Characters
The Asiatic Professor
o “*He] had rather the air of a visitant from another world…” (25)
Very old
Out of things… does not seem to be entirely here in the world with us
Does not care about anything… not passionate about anything except of his
puppets, especially Lady Purple
o “Consummate virtuoso of puppetry” (24)
Poor
Not high art
o “He had the wistful charm of a Japanese flower…” (26)
Gentle old man
Does not have abundant amount of passion in life
Seemingly gentle old man- who has a scary imagination based on sex and
seduction
Lady Purple
o “She was the Queen of the Night…” (26; description of the actual puppet)
Hands like weapons… nails
Impression that she has the ability to hurt others
Not a puppet to show children… because she’s scary
o “The shameless Oriental Venus” (29-33; persona given her by the Professor)
“Women in whom too much life had negated life itself”
Considered a siren even as an infant
“Siren”; “Carnivorous” ; “corrupt phoenix”
Seduced her father at age 12 … Pygmalion… romantic link with creator
Murdered her whole family
Sadistic “mistress of the whip
Men prostitute themselves for her and pay her for it
Woman who “squeeze*s men+ dry of fortune, hope and dreams
“Frigid… object on which men prostituted themselves”
Murderer of her lovers
Women and sexuality are demonized in this story
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British novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator. Fireworks (1974) first short story she wrote. The asiatic professor: *he] had rather the air of a visitant from another world (25) Out of things does not seem to be entirely here in the world with us. Does not care about anything not passionate about anything except of his puppets, especially lady purple: consummate virtuoso of puppetry (24) Not high art: he had the wistful charm of a japanese flower (26) Does not have abundant amount of passion in life. Seemingly gentle old man- who has a scary imagination based on sex and seduction. Lady purple: she was the queen of the night (26; description of the actual puppet) Not a puppet to show children because she"s scary. Impression that she has the ability to hurt others: the shameless oriental venus (29-33; persona given her by the professor) Women in whom too much life had negated life itself .

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