Download PDF by Helen Stoddart: Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus: A Routledge Study

By Helen Stoddart

ISBN-10: 0203312074

ISBN-13: 9780203312070

ISBN-10: 0415350115

ISBN-13: 9780415350112

A hugely unique and influential paintings of contemporary British literature, Angela Carter’s Nights on the Circus combines a beautifully artistic plot with a robust political undertone. the result's an emotive and provocative novel, which has attracted a lot severe consciousness from a number views together with poststructuralism, gender experiences, postmodernism and psychoanalysis.

This consultant to Angela Carter’s advanced novel, presents:

  • an obtainable advent to the textual content and contexts of Nights on the Circus a severe background, surveying the various interpretations of the textual content from ebook to the current
  • a number of new serious essays at the Nights on the Circus, via Heather Johnson, Jeannette Baxter, Sarah Sceats and Helen Stoddart, offering quite a few views at the novel and lengthening the assurance of key serious methods pointed out within the survey part
  • cross-references among sections of the consultant, with a purpose to recommend hyperlinks among texts, contexts and feedback
  • suggestions for additional studying.

Part of the Routledge courses to Literature sequence, this quantity is vital analyzing for all these starting unique learn of Nights on the Circus and looking not just a advisor to the unconventional, yet a manner during the wealth of contextual and important fabric that surrounds Carter’s textual content.

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Even women who imagine they have ‘wings’ could not escape the wind of these storms because to avoid the storm would mean being removed from the momentum of historical change and therefore altogether without power. One such immanent storm is the Russian Revolution (beginning with the anti-government riots of 1905 and culminating in the 1917 October Revolution). In Walser’s typewritten, florid newspaper copy, indicated in the text by italics, he constructs a myth-sodden version of St Petersburg, outside of which, he indicates, is ‘limitless Russia and the approaching storm’ (Pt.

First is the suspension of distance between individuals, leading to a ‘free and familiar contact among people’, especially between people who might normally be separated by social hierarchies and class divisions. Second is the emergence of ‘a new 59 Sue Vice, Introducing Bakhtin, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997, p. 149. See Mikhail Bakhtin, Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics (1929), trans. : University of Minnesota Press, 2003, p. 122. 60 Bakhtin, Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics, p.

III, Ch. 3, p. 54 Here the prisoners have been forced to build their own panopticon, which is ‘a hollow circle of cells shaped like a doughnut, the inward-facing wall of which was composed of grids of steel and, in the middle of the roofed, central courtyard, there was a round room surrounded by windows’ (Pt. III, Ch. 3, p. 210) where sits the chief prison guard, the Countess P. 52 Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1975), trans. Alan Sheridan, Aylesbury: Peregrine Books, 1979, p.

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