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Çıtak 1 Erkan ÇITAK Burak YİĞİT IDE 460 Postmodern Literature 28 April 2021 A Postmodern Analysis of Nights at the Circus: Abstract Nights at The Circus which published in 1984, is a postmodern novel about the life of Fevvers . It is written by the British writer Angela Carter. The titles' emphasis on “nights” is a connection with the duality between truth and imagination. During the day the circus I undergoes the necessary arrangements and practices. At night the circus shows up and gives the participants the illusion of magic and a show. The novel is a postmodern work of fiction and as such, it has postmodern elements in it, such as intertextuality, feminism and magical realism, and these will be the elements I will focus on this paper. In novel, Carter subtly implements the fairy tale conventions of the witch and talking animals to reveal a feminist narrative that questions the role, identity, and power of women in society. Angela Carter deeply uses magical realism in novel which takes place in realistic settings and situations but centers on a character who states to be part human and part bird. To conclude, Carter

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