Angels and Insects
In these breathtaking novellas, A.S. Byatt returns to the territory she explored in Possession: the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias, and domestic decorum coexists with brutality and perversion. Angels and Insects is "delicate and confidently... show more
In these breathtaking novellas, A.S. Byatt returns to the territory she explored in Possession: the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias, and domestic decorum coexists with brutality and perversion. Angels and Insects is "delicate and confidently ironic.... Byatt perfectly blends laughter and sympathy [with] extraordinary sensuality" (San Francisco Examiner).
Publish date: March 29th 1994
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Short Stories
There are very few authors in my mind that even come close to having the command of language Byatt has and, rarer still, she is an author that credits her reader with as much intelligence as she herself possesses.That being said, "Angels and Insects" just didn't deliver for me. It's wonderfully wri...
Wonderful, detailed, fascinating short fiction. Both stories are full of surprises and twists. Byatt is an excellent short story writer and these two are richly written literary short fictions.
Everyone else seems more impressed by the title story, but I love "The Conjugal Angel" best.
Hmmm. I'm really torn about this book. On the one hand, the writing was excellent. On the other, it was very bizarre. Lots of insect imagery and themes in the first story, Morpho Eugenia. I felt it was…too much, however. Although the writing itself was exquisite, I just think I don’t like A.S. ...
Angels and Insects - A.S. Byatt(Morpho Eugenia and The Conjugial Angel)This is really two books in one, joined only by the most tenuous ofconnections.The first, Morpho Eugenia, is the story that the 1995 movie 'Angels &Insects' tells. The film follows the plot of the book faithfully, whichdefinitely...