4 October 1984
Show More In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women by Alice Walker.
Women’s Press, 138 pp., £7.50, September 1984, 0 7043 2852 6Show More
Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter.
Chatto, 295 pp., £8.95, September 1984, 0 7011 3932 3Show More
Democracy by Joan Didion.
Chatto, 234 pp., £8.95, September 1984, 0 7011 2890 9Show More
“... or by its capacious plot, always ready to welcome a new, stray story to its bosom, as by its very odd diction. It is a book full of echoes of other writers, Balzac, Blake, Sade, Baudelaire, Goethe, MervynPeake, Wallace Stevens and a host of forgotten describers of circuses, of Russia and of dear old smoky London, and for a while it seems lost in the throng. ‘Lor’ love you, sir,’ it opens in ...”