I am looking for information on Angela Carter's novel Nights at the Circus. I am writing a paper that focuses on the clowns in the book
Look for online articles in some of the literature databases. See the list of literature databases at http://libguides.unca.edu/content.php?pid=80898&sid=599844
Some of the more useful databases are:
Literature Resource Center – In this database begin with a basic search for Carter, Angela and then refine to the title of the work.
Each database has a slightly different search interface so use Carter, Angela as a subject, “Night at the Circus” as title of work and then add keywords. Be sure to truncate reality to real* (this gets returns like realism and reality). Also pay attention to the drop-down menus when entering search terms.
(((carter) AND ("nights at the circus")) AND (real*))
(((carter) AND ("nights at the circus")) AND ((clown* OR character*)))
(((carter) AND ("nights at the circus")) AND (illusion))
Below are links to a couple of articles from JSTOR that may be useful. Let me know if you have difficulty opening these files or if they are appropriate.
Tall Tales and Brief Lives: Angela Carter’s Nights at the Circus http://www.jstor.org/stable/30225490
Return of the Century: Time, Modernity, and the End of History in Angela Carter's 'Nights http://www.jstor.org/stable/3509252
Please call or stop by the research desk if you need assistance searching the databases.
Desk number – 251-6111.