The Erlking Summary
Angela Carter

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The Erlking Summary

After first appearing in the periodical Bananas, Angela Carter's "The Erlking" was published in her 1979 collection of short stories The Bloody Chamber. Throughout this collection, Carter revises classic European fairy tales, exploring provocative variations on their underlying themes of the bestiality within human nature and the power dynamics of sexual desire. This was the first book that brought the lyrical and iconoclastic British writer's fiction to the attention of people in the United...

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