Angela Carter's Book Of Wayward Girls And Wicked Women
This bestselling collection of stories extols the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners.
There are subversive tales by Ama Ata Aidoo, Jane Bowles, Angela Carter, Colette, Bessie Head, Jamaica Kincaid and Katherine Mansfield, among others. All have one thing in common: the wish to restore adventuresses and revolutionaries to their rightful position as models for all women.
Reflecting the wide-ranging intelligence and deliciously anarchic taste of Angela Carter, some of these stories celebrate toughness and resilience, some of them low cunning: all of them are about not being nice.