A Card From Angela Carter by Susannah Clapp

By Susannah Clapp

Angela Carter was once essentially the most brilliant voices of the 20 th century: a lot studied, copied and cherished. while she died on the age of fifty-one, she had released fifteen books of fiction and essays; outrage at her omission from the shortlists of any Booker Prize ended in the basis of the Orange Prize. February 2012 could be the 20th anniversary of her dying yet no biographical paintings has but appeared.

Susannah Clapp and Angela Carter have been pals for years. The postcards that Carter despatched to her shape a paper path via her lifestyles. the images she despatched have been occasionally family, occasionally flights of myth and surrealism. The messages have been regularly smelly.

From Stratford, Ontario, she defined that Canada was once 'like Scandinavia, with liquor'. From the States, the place she was once smarting from a severe onslaught within the London evaluate of Books, the place Susannah then labored, she despatched a terrifying photo of Texan chili, with the message: 'Carter's respond to the critics ... is going via you're keen on a dose of salts ... I'd beloved to feed it to that drivelling wimp...'

Through the medium of her postcards - small records which are the emails of the 20th century - Susannah Clapp will evoke Angela Carter's anarchic intelligence, her fierce politics, the richness of her language, her ribaldry, the nice swoops of her mind's eye; she's going to additionally say whatever approximately her existence. Intimate, humorous, unforeseen, it is going to trap this distinctive artist at the wing.

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CLERK MAXWELL. GLKNLAIR, DALBEATTIE. 11 Jan. 1871. MY DEAR STOKES, I received the copy of the Adams Prize Essay some time ago, and have been gradually getting into the subject. Did not you set the theorem about the surface integral over a surface bounded by the curve s being equal to dx n dy dz\ , „ ds ds ds) I have had some difficulty in tracing the history of this theorem f. Can you tell me anything about it ? Yours truly, J. CLERK MAXWELL. I hope you saw the eclipse well. * Not reproduced : given in Electricity and Magnetism, vol.

I agree with you that the experiments are good experiments, but that the plan of experiment is not such as to lead to any result of great scientific importance. I remember verifying 's formula as given in the abstract, and rinding it right. The chief results of value are 1. That it is possible to have a regular jet of water down the axis of a tube. This may turn out useful for experiments. 2. That air sticks to water as much as to glass (within the degree of accuracy of the experiments). Now Kundt and Warburg have measured the amount of slipping between air and glass, and find it insensible at ordinary pressures but measurable at very small pressures.

38 FINITE SLIP BETWEEN GASES AND SOLIDS Scotch, a verb or a termination as in Butterscotch, an English delicacy the nature of which I do not know. Perhaps the last t should be r. Scots, native form. Scottish, English form. Yours very truly, J. CLERK MAXWELL. GLENLAIR, DALBKATTIB. 7 July 1876. MY DEAR STOKES, I think I read the abstract of the paper on the dragging of air by water in the Proc. R. S. I agree with you that the experiments are good experiments, but that the plan of experiment is not such as to lead to any result of great scientific importance.

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