Alice in Wolfland

Constantine Sandis
6 min readJul 4, 2017

The final story in Angela Carter’s 1979 collection The Bloody Chamber begins with a sentence replete with provisos:

Could this ragged girl with brindled lugs have spoken like we do she would have called herself a wolf, but she cannot speak, although she howls because she is lonely — yet ‘howl’ is not the right…

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Constantine Sandis

Co-founder of Lex Academic & Visiting Professor of Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire.