By Helen Stoddart

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

This advisor to Angela Carter’s complicated novel, presents:

  • an available advent to the textual content and contexts of Nights on the Circus
    a serious historical past, surveying the various interpretations of the textual content from booklet to the current
  • a choice of new serious essays at the Nights on the Circus, by way of Heather Johnson, Jeannette Baxter, Sarah Sceats and Helen Stoddart, delivering various views at the novel and increasing the assurance of key serious techniques pointed out within the survey part
  • cross-references among sections of the consultant, on the way to recommend hyperlinks among texts, contexts and feedback
  • suggestions for extra interpreting.

Part of the Routledge courses to Literature sequence, this quantity is key examining for all these starting exact research 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 text.

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