FIREWORKS: NINE STORIES IN VARIOUS DISGUISES. New York, Cambridge, Hagerstown, Philadelphia, San Francisco, London, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Sydney: Harper & Row, Publishers, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First U.S. edition. "FIREWORKS, Carter’s seventh book, grew out of two conjoined events: her assimilation of classic dark fantasy by the likes of Poe and Lafcadio Hearn, and her experiences--especially her erotic experiences--while living in Japan in the 1970s … In these stories Carter cleverly plays upon the sexist logic that identifies the female with untamed nature, a calculating and dangerous Eve, by showing how this equation … subtly empowers women, if they are willing to activate the predatory aspect of their 'natural' lineage." - Rob Latham, Necrofile: The Review of Horror Literature #21 (1996), p. 3. In "Master," a native girl, who is sexually brutalized by a big-game hunter, becomes the pursuer rather than the prey, transforming into a jaguar. "The Loves of Lady Purple" involves a professor who constructs a vampiric harem of female marionettes. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket. (#73197).
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