Angela Carter's Nights at the circus

Stoddart, H. (2007) Angela Carter's Nights at the circus. Series: Routledge guides to literature.. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415350129

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Stoddart's book is a brief critical overview of Nights at the Circus, which begins with putting Carter herself into context as a British female writer during the latter half of the 20th century and then dives into the critical history of the novel and four related essays. The Guide closes out with a thorough list of resources and a brief index. Part two, "Critical History," examines some of the (occasionally conflicting) lenses through which analysts have viewed Nights at the Circus," including feminism, politics, postmodernism and literary genre. The essays that follow in part three expand on these themes, taking a more in-depth look at Nights at the Circus in terms of how it treats identity, as a postmodernist work, as an example of myth and magical realism, and, in Stoddardt's own final essay, as an example of the carnivalesque.

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stoddart, Dr Helen
Authors: Stoddart, H.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
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