The Passion of New Eve

The Passion of New Eve

I know nothing. I am a tabula rasa, a blank sheet of paper, an unhatched egg. I have not yet become a woman, although I possess a woman's shape. Not a woman, no: both more and less than a real woman. Now I am a being as mythic and monstrous as Mother herself . . . '

New York has become the City of Dreadful Night where dissolute Leilah performs a dance of chaos for Evelyn. But this young Englishman's fate lies in the arid desert, where a many-breasted fertility goddess will wield her scalpel to transform him into the new Eve.

Title:The Passion of New Eve
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780860683414
Format Type:Pdf, Epub, pdb, txt, docx, doc, ibook

    The Passion of New Eve Reviews

  • Tarah

    You have to read this book just for the plot which involves, and I'm not making this up, all of the following:-post-apocalyptic America-force sex-changed Evelyn (it's British) to Eve-a tribe of Amazon...

  • Paul

    4.5 stars rounded upIt’s been too long since I’ve read any Carter and after this rollercoaster ride, it won’t be too long before I read more. As always Carter is difficult to pin down and this n...

  • Ian

    Some Foreground Quotes“She’s the most imaginative of the post-war writers, linguistically…and in registers of different moods. You pick up a page of Angela Carter, and the flashing of her wit an...

  • Lillerina

    Should come with a trigger warning for rape, sexual abuse, forced surgery, paedophilia and transphobia.Do I think this book is important? Perhaps. Well written? Probably. Did I like it? Not even a lit...

  • F

    One of the strangest books i've read to date...

  • Nikki

    I don't really get the pleasure of reading Angela Carter. Her writing is powerful, passionate (except where intentionally deliberate and emotionally parched), every word is perfectly chosen. I can ima...

  • Jamie

    I'm (very) slowly making my way through Carter's oeuvre, & The Passion of New Eve was my next pick, on the advice of my old thesis advisor. There are certain things you can count on with Carter: lush,...

  • mark monday

    you ARE a heretic. burn, heretic, burn!...

  • Fede

    "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" meets "Mad Max" - with a touch of "Barbarella". Basically, tranny ultraviolence in Paco Rabanne. Angela Carter's humour is pure, cruel bad taste. Which is exactly what ...

  • Chloe

    oof. that was just... unnecessary. I could've gone a long time without reading that. I feel like I should say something about this story and how it hinges on an exceptionally transmisogynist trope of ...