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by Sara Maitland

Category: Short Stories and Anthologies
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Sara Maitland
ISBN: 0805044124
ISBN13: 978-0805044126
Language: English
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co; 1st edition (August 1, 1996)
Pages: 340
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A John Macrae/Owl book. Angel maker - Siren song - Flower garden - The Lady Artemis - Lullaby for my dyke and her cat - Conquistador - The burning times - An Edwardian Tableau - An un-romance - Forceps delivery - Fag hags: a field guide- The tale of the beautiful princess Kalito -. - Maybe a love poem for my friend - Heart throb - Daphne - The loveliness of the long-distance runner - Better safe than sorry - The eighth planet - Triptych - Apple picking - The wicked stepmother's lament - Cassandra - The tale of the valiant demoiselle -.

Though Sara Maitland's interests are as varied as the people who inhabit her stories, there is a common theme to. .And, as Ann Beattie has writen of Sara Maitland's wise and magical fiction, "it speaks to today's reader in a voice that is irresistible.

Though Sara Maitland's interests are as varied as the people who inhabit her stories, there is a common theme to this work that extols risk taking over safety. Acrobats, women warriors, a girl who wants to become a garden, a long-distance runner, housewives and mothers, and a reformed sixteenth-century conquistador are among the characters revealed in this dazzling collection. Angel Maker: The Short Stories of Sara Maitland. 0805055290 (ISBN13: 9780805055290). Acrobats, women warriors, a girl who wants to become a garden, a long-distance runner, housewives and mothers, and a reformed sixteenth-century conquistador are among the characters revealed in this collection. Fami Though Sara Maitland's interests are as varied as the people who inhabit her stories, there is a common theme to this work that extols risk taking over safety.

Angel Maker: The Short Stories Of Sara Maitland. Questions and answers alike shine with intelligence and an almost ninteenth-century concern for ideals. Though Sara Maitland's interests are as varied as the people who inhabit her stories, there is a common theme to this work that extols risk taking over safety.

Though Sara Maitland's interests are as varied as the people who inhabit her stories, there is a common .

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Posts about Sara Maitland written by bibliobeth. Although I’ve never read any of Sara Maitland’s work before, I’m very familiar with her name and have her non-fiction book, Gossip From The Forest as a priority read on my Kindle that now I’ve finally read some of her fiction, I simply must make time for in the New Year. For this short story, all I can say is wow. This little tale really floored me, it was so powerful in its nature and the clever reveals throughout which led up to an explosive ending were simply stunning.

Sara Maitland is a British writer and feminist. An accomplished novelist, she is also known for her short stories. from problems of mental disarray and inability to carry out routine tasks. During her college years, Maitland was taken to a

Angel Maker" (1996) is the collection of Maitland's short stories that Kubrick must have known, the basis of her reputation . Maitland has an ear for period dialogue, and she writes convincing interior monologues.

Angel Maker" (1996) is the collection of Maitland's short stories that Kubrick must have known, the basis of her reputation as a reworker of ancient myths and fairy tales, and to that extent, they are stylish, mannered tales. Thus, the title story is a sequel to the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale told from the witch's point of view

English writer Sara Maitland tried to give a feminist slant to theology in her non-fiction work A Big-Enough Go. Ms. Maitland's interests are as varied as her characters in this stunning collection of short stories about women's lives.

English writer Sara Maitland tried to give a feminist slant to theology in her non-fiction work A Big-Enough God. In this collection of short stories, she does th. From classical mythology and folk stories to inexplicable accidents of history and tales of the supernatural, these narratives "are infused with a feminist awareness and. deserve to be read out loud" ("Ms.

Presents a collection of short stories that sheds new light on the lives of women in works exploring such themes as magic, dreams, ritual, the supernatural, the accidents of history, and oppression
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In 1995, ten years into his production of "A.I.," the film he referred to as "Pinocchio," Stanley Kubrick called in British author Sara Maitland as a script doctor. Maitland writes: "By the time I came to the project it had become enormous, unwieldy, unfocused. Kubrick needed some through-line of fairy tale, of story beneath plot. He was creating a new myth and needed someone who was at home with myth and how it works. . . . Kubrick had encountered my short stories and recognised that that is what I do. I write about the underbelly of human emotions in the framework of myth and fairy story." (Sara Maitland, "My Year with Stanley," appearing in The Independent, available on the Internet)

"Angel Maker" (1996) is the collection of Maitland's short stories that Kubrick must have known, the basis of her reputation as a reworker of ancient myths and fairy tales, and to that extent, they are stylish, mannered tales. Maitland has an ear for period dialogue, and she writes convincing interior monologues.

Thus, the title story is a sequel to the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale told from the witch's point of view. Mixing German romanticism with post-modern irony, Maitland pictures the witch as a companion-lover to the grown Gretel, a beautiful foolish woman bound to make her own choices in a world where men plainly do not matter.

Similarly, "Siren Song" is the first-person chant of the Sirens in the eons before the arrival of Odysseus. "This is what Sirens do. We wait for the coming of strong men and by the deceptive sweetness of our voices we lure them to their doom. We are Sirens, this is what we do." Like the Sirens of Ovid, Maitland's seductive singers were once playmates of Demeter's daughter Persephone, who was abducted to Hades where she rules as Queen six months out of the year. In Maitland's retelling, however, Demeter never reproached them or penalized them by changing them into creatures. Instead, destroying lustful, vicious men is simply their nature, and it is justified by the Dark One's rape of their childhood playmate and by his lust which the Sirens project, without further justification, onto all men (other than the bourgeois homebound Odysseus, of course).

As these summaries suggest, there is more - or perhaps less - at work in "Angel Maker" than depictions of human emotions, in all their complexity. This is because Maitland, it must be said, is a writer of women's tales. Either gently ("Conquistador," "Daphne," "Forceps Delivery," "The Wicked Stepmother's Lament") or leadenly ("An Edwardian Tableau," "The Tale of the Beautiful Princess Kalito"), she castigates antedeluvian conceptions of women's roles and choices. Women, in her stories, are often gay and almost always victims of insensitive, dominating men. Sometimes they are co-opted victims. Sometimes they are ironic victims. Sometimes they are poetic or heroic victims. But they are almost invariably victims.

Thus, in "The Burning Times," homosexual awakening and the desire for acceptance in an unfriendly world lead to death and madness. In "Lullaby for My Dyke and Her Cat," an author encounters a kind of writer's block attempting to tell, first by narrative and then by anecdote, why she thinks her son is turning into a cat. The cat of her lesbian friend has just died, and the perceived metamorphosis of her child apparently illustrates the transference of her affections to her friend.

As with the Lifetime channel on cable television, either you have an insatiable appetite for this type of fiction or you do not. As much as I admire Maitland's craft and feminist preoccupations, and appreciated the exceptions ("The Tale of the Valiant Demoisselle" and "Seal-Self," for example, memorably conflate sex/childbearing and death), I ultimately found most of these tales limiting and repetitious. - Robert E. Olsen
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Not good enough. I ended up skimming most of these stories.
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