Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
Mean As Custard

Reading Angela Carter's 'Nights at the Circus': Fevvers in a Freak Show

Or rather in a Museum of Freaks, as a result from fleeing from a torched whore house and the failure of her family's ice cream business.  Each freak has it's tale and as I read this, it is starting to sound like an extreme form of Jeanette Winterson's 'Twelve Dancing Princesses' in Sexing the Cherry, plus twisted fairy tales abound.  Fevvers has just escaped a religious maniac, a Christian Rosencreuz (he of the Rosicrucian persuasion), who wants her as a fully-feathered, virgo-intacta angel/religious sacrifice.  Not sure what AMORC would have to say about this.

Manage to read up to chapter five (or nearly a quarter of the way through).  More tomorrow.
Tags: angela carter, ba english yr 3, grindstone files - year 3, major dissertation, nights at the circus

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