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Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual.


What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?

ANGELA CARTER, Nights at the Circus

They live only in a world of icons and there they participate in rituals which transmute life itself to a series of grand gestures, as moving as they are absurd.

ANGELA CARTER, Burning Your Boats

When I saw him look at me with lust, I dropped my eyes but, in glancing away from him, I caught sight of myself in the mirror. And I saw myself, suddenly, as he saw me, my pale face, the way the muscles in my neck stuck out like thin wire. I saw how much that cruel necklace became me. And, for the first time in my innocent and confined life, I sensed in myself a potentiality for corruption that took my breath away.

ANGELA CARTER, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories


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