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CARTER, Angela. Fireworks.

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CARTER, Angela. Fireworks. London: Quartet Books, 1974.

8vo., purple boards, lettered in silver to spine; original unclipped pictorial dust jacket; purple endpapers; [vi], 121, [i]; a touch pushed to head; very marginal creasing to jacket with the odd spot to verso; near-fine.
First edition, inscribed by the author to the title page "to Derek from Angela". The recipient was Derek Roper, senior lecturer in the English Department at Sheffield, where Carter was an Arts Council Fellow in Creative Writing from 1976 to 1978.
A collection of short stories based on the author's experiences of living in Japan from 1969 to 1971. It was during this time that feminism began to dominate Carter's writing. She later noted that "In Japan I learnt what it is to be a woman and became radicalised."

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