Nights At The Circus
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Magical Realism
- A story about stories and illusion.Magic and reading have something in common. It’s that thin wedge that question of what is real and what is fantasy. We know that the magician is doing some trick, but we just can’t get it, can’t figure it out. With books, good ones at least, the trick is the writ...
So some friends were giving away second-hand books as wedding favours (which, I wish I had had that idea) and Nights at the Circus was on the book table. I'd heard of Angela Carter before as a literary feminist writer of dark fairy tales, so I wasn't sure precisely what to expect. Nights at the Ci...
I find the way in which Carter - herself an anorexia survivor - draws attention to female physicality in a way both intimate and vaguely uncomfortable.
I thought that i will like this novel. But other than the way it is written (makes you always doubt what you are reading), nothing is special about it.
Is Sophia Fevvers a fact? Or is she fiction? These questions lie at the heart of Angela Carter's increasingly weird—but always interesting—Nights at the Circus. Jack Walser, American journalist, interviews Fevvers in the first part of the book. He attended her strange aerealiste show and made notes ...
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