Taking an axe to history: the historical Lizzie Borden and the postmodern historiography of Angela Carter

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Author: Christine Berni
Date: Fall 1997
From: CLIO(Vol. 27, Issue 1)
Publisher: Indiana University, Purdue University of Fort Wayne
Document Type: Article
Length: 7,959 words

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British writer Angela Carter questions the use of cohesive narration for both historical and fictional works in her short story "The Fall River Axe Murders." Recounting the legend of Lizzie Borden's murder trial, Carter's story is structured using the postmodern style/content process of uncovering ideology. This process highlights the supplanting of history with fiction.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A20776886