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What is Magic Realism? (by Merle Hunt)

A style of painting and literature in which fantastic or imaginary and often unsettling images or events are depicted in a sharply detailed, realistic manner… 784 more words

The Waves The Waves

Book Review - Nights at the Circus - 4 1/2 Stars

I have spent many pleasant hours over the past week enthralled by Angela Carter’s novel Nights at the Circus (published in 1984). Carter created some very interesting characters with complex and fallible personalities. 1,218 more words

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No 718 Nights At The Circus by Angela Carter

Nights At The Circus.

What a strange, wonderful frustrating beast it is.

Not unlike its central character and beating heart Sophie Fevvers – half woman, half bird, all phenomenon, a world famous aerialist, hovering between worlds, countries and centuries, beloved of princes and painted by Toulouse Lautrec. 684 more words

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First of 20 Books of Summer - Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter

Following my 20 Books of Summer Challenge post, a few of you lovely people suggested you would be interested in reading along with certain books. As I’m always keen for reading company, I’m going to give a heads up to each book over the next few months. 109 more words

20 Books Of Summer

121/365 Today I...have been reading

Today I…have been reading. Not unusual, you may think but here’s the thing…
I have been reading JUST FOR FUN.

After many months of reading for study, and some concentrated revision over the past few weeks, I have taken a few days off to read a book, just because I wanted to. 193 more words

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