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Step Right Up: Stories of Carnivals, Sideshows, and the Circus

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Everyone loves a carnival, whether it's the Big Top or a traveling midway kicking up dust. These roving extravaganzas are as amusing as they are mysterious and as innocent as they are sordid. Step Right Up is a one-of-a-kind anthology that collects the finest literature and the most absorbing first-person accounts about carnivals, sideshows, and the circus, capturing all of the spectacle and sensation of this unusual and treasured tradition. A colorful assortment of characters populate the fairgrounds and circus tents of this unique collection from circus legends like P. T. Barnum and Otis Jordan the Frog Prince to a motley crew of ride monkeys and rubes. Step Right Up takes the reader everywhere from a small village in Romania to the streets of Coney Island and offers everything from Fred Rosen's account of the scandalous demise of Grady "Lobster Boy" Stiles Jr. to imaginative fiction like Michael Chabon's macabre take on the origin of clowns. The bizarre romance and mystery of the world's oldest and oddest traveling institution come to life in selections from Katherine Dunn, Kevin Baker, Jim Tully, Flannery O'Connor, Lee Durkee, Robert Hough, Michael Chabon, Fred Rosen, Susan Dickinson, Joseph Michell, Edora Welty, and Ellen Hunnicut.

Synopsis:

A collection of the finest literature and the most absorbing testimonials and first-person accounts captures all of the spectacle and sensation of carnivals, sideshows and circuses.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786713325
Subtitle:
Stories of Carnivals, Sideshows, and the Circus
Editor:
Knaebel, Nathaniel
Editor:
Editor
Editor:
Knaebel, Nathaniel
Editor:
Knaebel, Nathaniel; *, EDITOR
Author:
Knaebel, Nathaniel
Publisher:
Carroll & Graf
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Circus
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
FICTION / Literary
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040415
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16 oz

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