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Dressing up for the carnival

Carol Shields

Dressing up for the carnival

by Carol Shields

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Published by Fourth Estate in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published: 2000.

StatementCarol Shields.
The Physical Object
Pagination249 p. ;
Number of Pages249
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19884575M
ISBN 101841151653

In Dressing Up for the Carnival, Carol Shields distills her characteristic wisdom, elegance, and insouciant humor in twenty-two luminous stories.A wealth of surprises and contrasts, this collection ranges from the lyricism of "Weather," in which a couple's life is thrown into chaos when the National Association of Meteorologists goes on strike, to the swampy sexuality of "Eros," in which a /5(12). Dressing Up for the Carnival is a repertory show of all that short fiction can be, but it must be reread and studied to be appreciated fully. Shields is capable of holding the reader at arm's length, forcing us to examine the construction of a story through an analytical le-jasmin-briancon.com: Carol Shields.

Jan 30,  · [Book List] Caribbean Carnival in Books for Children Jan 30, Anansesem Book Lists, Cultural Traditions, Editor's Column Edit Illustration by Frané Lessac from DRUMMER BOY OF JOHN JOHN by Mark Greenwood In the Caribbean, there is a long tradition of dressing up as the "cultural other" during carnival. It has become an acceptable way. Nov 16,  · Dressing Up for the Carnival is a collection of twenty-two short stories, most of which confirm my previous conclusion. The book reads more like a bunch of first chapters to novels waiting to be finished. The characters, settings, main themes are developed nicely and often touch on subject matter worthy of more depth, yet they just cease to.

Oct 29,  · The name Carnival originates from the Italian "Carnival" festival, which means "to remove meat" which was a tradition of dressing up in costumes and celebrate before the first day of Lent, ("The History of Carnival in Brazil"). Since Catholics are not supposed to eat meat during Lent the festival adopted that appropriate name. Dressing for the Carnival is an painting by the American painter, printmaker and illustrator Winslow Homer. Homer painted African Americans, completely avoiding the stereotypes with which their collective image had been flooded during the period of Reconstruction after the Civil War. The s and s produced innumerable images of Artist: Winslow Homer.


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