Anagrams of desire: Angela Carter's writing for radio, film and television
Crofts, C. (2003) Anagrams of desire: Angela Carter's writing for radio, film and television. Manchester University Press. ISBN 0719057248
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This book is the first volume to give critical attention to Carter's writings for media, including five radio plays, two film adaptations, an original television documentary and a number of unrealised scripts for stage and screen, examining these texts together for the first time and offering them a more central position in the Carter canon. It draws on exclusive interviews with the directors and producers with whom Carter collaborated. The book has been cited by John Ellis at Royal Holloway University [http://www.rhul.ac.uk/media-arts/staff/ellis3.htm] and is quoted extensively in Sarah Gamble (2005), A Literary Life (Palgrave Macmillan) in which she acknowledges Crofts as the only writer to have published on Carter's poem 'Unicorn' and the TV documentary The Holy Family Album. In recognition of this work, Crofts was invited to contribute a chapter to Rebecca Munford (ed.) (2006), Revisiting Angela Carter and to be a keynote speaker at 'Demythologising the Demythologiser', Angela Carter Symposium at Exeter University, Dec 2006. A further paper on The Holy Family Album was given at the BFI 'Channel 4: 25 Years Conference', Nov 2007.