Angela Carter's "Nights at the Circus"
A Routledge Study Guide
By (author) Helen Stoddart
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Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus by Helen Stoddart
Book DescriptionA highly original and influential work of modern British literature, Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus combines a fantastically creative plot with a strong political undertone. The result is an emotive and provocative novel, which has attracted much critical attention from a range of perspectives including poststructuralism, gender studies, postmodernism and psychoanalysis. This guide to Angela Carter's complex novel, presents: * an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of Nights at the Circus a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present * a selection of new critical essays on the Nights at the Circus, by Heather Johnson, Jeannette Baxter, Sarah Sceats and Helen Stoddart, providing a variety of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section * cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism * suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Nights at the Circus and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Carter's text.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415350112
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Angela Carter's 'Nights at the Circus', Paperback (August 2006)
Provides an introduction to the text and contexts of "Nights at the Circus", a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication; a selection of critical essays; cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism; and, suggestions for further reading.
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Author Biography - Helen Stoddart
Helen Stoddart is a lecturer at Keele University. She is interested in research on the circus; its history, cultural influences and implications and, most particularly, its representation in other forms such as literature and cinema.
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