The quality of the book was uneven. From the start you wonder if her story really is true when she claims to have been hatched but soon you realize there is something strange going on. The breadth of characters and otherwise passed-over stories-within-stories rivals Pynchon, as does the way that in which both interrogate reality in earnest through application of elaborate systems of meaning in which everything and everyone burns clear as an icon of itself, though not necessarily with a reductive singularity and determinism of meanings. Carter cleverly leads the reader along her characters' paths via totems and proxies, and accelerates us through their worlds in crisis when those totems become threatened and lost. Uprkos tome, valjda imam elementarno poznavanje sopstvenog, maternjeg jezika, da mogu da vidim da je ovde neko debelo zasrao.
It has many spectacular scenes and Carter's usual surrealism. I have to admit, I didn't love this book as much as I loved 'The Night Circus' - but I think it's probably a better work of literature. The story is more along the lines of vignettes strung together, little or short stories if you will, or maybe a collection of fairy tales is closer the mark. This work is licensed under a. This is a circus world in which chimps take over the management of their act, tigers waltz, a pig acts as management consultant to the circus owner spelling out advice in alphabet cards, clocks repeatedly strike midnight and of course a buxom Cockney aerialist hatched from an egg and now flies on dyed purple wings. Entranced, he drops everything and follows her to St Petersburg and from there on to Siberia.
Carter's brand of magic realism swirled in with comical, cheerful anecdotes is by and large delightful. Of course, Fevvers is always her own creation; it is just the reader who cannot initially see this. Nights at the Circus is one of those larger-than-life novels which rely more on story-telling than plot, heavy on the world-building and somewhat lighter on the finer details. Evo ne znam - da li boca rakije ili psihijatar. Wie nimmt man effizient ab? The book has a unique style and memorable characters. The whole time I was reading it, I called it my albatross. I thoroughly enjoyed the setup in the first section and much of the clown and circus discussions in the second section, but felt that Carter lost control of the material by the end, or lost my interest in making sense of the new characters and their resolutions.
Then, of course, Carter's unbelievably fresh and unforgettable images, metaphors and similes. Kearney's circus, where she's the star attraction. Moreover, I likewise recognized the capacity I had to draw attention, merely by existing outside the realms of the normative. It is as hard to capture the essence of her tone and her outlook as it is to exactly pin down all of her insightful commentary, as wrapped up in velvet and hidden by veils of fairy dust as they can be. Her earthy, body based, yet highly intellectual feminism is my favorite. I just adore Angela Carter.
The journey takes him--and the reader--on an intoxicating trip through turn-of-the-century London, St. Such glamorous incarcerations are merely another metaphor for entrapment, not dissimilar to the Grand Duke and his fabulously sinister collection of Fabergé eggs which hold terrible yet beautiful secrets. Ultimately, for all its ersatz construction, this is a very human story. On the level of the symbolic, fill yer boots. About the Author: Angela Carter 1940—1992 wrote nine novels and numerous short stories, as well as nonfiction, radio plays, and the screenplay for Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves, based on her story of the same name.
This is one of my favorite books. Walser is a journalist who wants to expose her deception. She sets out to examine some of these possibilities: a woman with wings, hatched from an egg; another who can stop time and conjure the weather with her handbag; chimpanzees that can read and write; a pig that can spell. For we are at the fag-end, the smouldering cigar-butt, of a nineteenth century which is just about to be ground out in the ashtray of history. What follows is a rollicking good read, full of invention, humour, earthiness and magic realism.
Ihr monatliches Hörbuch können Sie immer frei aus über 200. Call it, an adult Spoilers: In the same fantastical circuit as the 1001 Arabian Nights, it is set in a real palette of colors--it's like seeing a Toulouse Lautrec through tears. Fevvers has an air of elegance and sophistication about her. I cannot resist drawing a parallel between Nights at the Circus and Terry Pratchett's Discworld. Nach 30 Tagen erhalten Sie dann monatlich ein Hörbuch Ihrer Wahl für 9,95 Euro pro Monat.
The clowns in the circus are in by the audience as the happiest members of the troupe. Still I give it four stars and have thought about the possibilities of the extended metaphor of Fevvers and the circus for more than a week now. Carter is a master storyteller with a remarkable gift for language and a willingness to take risks on any front. I can admire the craftsmanship and artifice of the book and respect the intellect underneath. Weil Harry ein Zauberer ist. The truth is that Angela Carter was very, very good at blending the fairytale into magical realism — many have tried to imitate her, but few have ever come close. Nights at the Circus is an endlessly original, entirely absorbing magical realism saturated with ambience.