this is the book i bought at page one, singapore
this is the first book i’ve read in 2012
this is my first angela carter book
bluebeard is a collection of seven short stories, fairytales, such as puss in boots, sleeping beauty in the wood, cinderella, bluebeard. it ends of with a moral, a…
"And I began to shudder, like a racehorse before a race, yet also with a kind of fear, for I felt both a strange, impersonal arousal at the thought of love and at the same time a repugnance I could not stifle for his white, heavy flesh that had too much in common with the armfuls of arum lilies that filled my bedroom in great glass jars, those undertakers’ lilies with the heavy pollen that powders your fingers as if you had dipped them in turmeric.
The lilies I always associate with him; that are white. And stain you."
Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber (via 5omnifer)
“Bluebeard” (French: La Barbe bleue) is a French literary folktale written by Charles Perrault and published in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697.
Once upon a time, in the fair land of France, there lived a very powerful lord, the owner of estates, farms and a great splendid castle, and his name was Bluebeard. This wasn’t his real name, it was a nickname, due to the fact he had a long shaggy black beard with glints of blue in it. He was very handsome and charming, but, if the truth be told, there was something about him that made you feel respect, and a little uneasy…