Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
Mean As Custard

Reading Angela Carter's 'Wise Children'

Car is off the road as it overheated in traffic yesterday - even with the heaters going full blast to compensate.  All to do with the ongoing new one way system problem which has caused gridlock within a mile of the epicentre.  My car is an old car and it decided that its fan was going to stop working.  So, 'not fun in the sun' - thankfully, I pulled over into a handy (not to mention shady) layby and played hangman with Prodigal 2 for 3/4 of an hour, til it calmed down.  Car now being given 'Kiss of Life' at my mechanics.  So - no car.  Need it back for the weekend as I am out somewhere important, minus Hubby.

Plus - Student Finance have been giving me the run around.  Not a happy camper today.

Saying that, I've done remarkably well on the studying front and I have only got about 60 pages of Wise Children left to annotate before I type up what I think.  Hopefully cherry pick some comments a bit now, rather than the huge tome I wrote end of last month (re The Magic Toyshop).  Lots of mirrors, binaries, Electra complexes abound.  Still wonder what my argument is going to be on these books.  I found the thread quite quickly in my Bluebeard mini dissertation.  I have to stay off of THAT topic - this one is far more female-centric, rather than asking what Bluebeard's actual problem was and then answering it.

After this will be Nights at the Circus.  Another book to delve into to explain its complexities.  It's longer too - 295 pages, compared with 232 pages (Wise Children) and 200 pages (The Magic Toyshop).

Stop blathering woman and get on with it!
Tags: angela carter, ba english yr 3, grindstone files - year 3, major dissertation, wise children

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