Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
Mean As Custard

Reading Angela Carter's 'Nights at the Circus': Confusion in the Siberian Wilderness

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I am about fifty pages from finishing and will not issue any spoilers.  An explosion on the Siberian train leaves them prone to bandits, the tigers have disappeared, as so have the clowns - suffice to say that the circus is depleted even more and spirits are at low ebb.  Walser (once a journalist, now the only remaining clown - no irony there) is wandering about in a cloud of confusion, crowing "Cockadoodledoo-ski!".  People are eyeing up Sybil the Pig as their next meal, but things are looking up for the broken, wandering minstrels.

I am hoping to finish this off for tomorrow, take a break then start with the stories from The Bloody Chamber that I haven't read yet.
Tags: angela carter, ba english yr 3, grindstone files - year 3, major dissertation, nights at the circus

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