For most of human history, ‘literature,’ both fiction and poetry, has been narrated, not written — heard, not read. So fairy tales, folk tales, stories from the oral tradition, are all of them the most vital connection we have with the imaginations of the ordinary men and women whose labor created our world.Goodreads.com. 2020. Angela Carter Quotes (Author Of The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories). [online] Available at: <https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/27500.Angela_Carter> [Accessed 8 May 2020].