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Wise Children by Angela Carter
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Dec 17, 2012

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Read in February, 2010

What happens to twin girls raised outside of the Oedipal paradigm by a mother that is not biologically related to them, a father figure that is not their father (nor romantically linked to the mother figure), a father famous for his Shakespearean roles who has completely denied his role as father and a career in the theatre in the aftermath of WWII England? This book, that's what. Carter is a brilliant writer and the book is written with verve and vigor and one can plow through it in no time at all. That, however, would be a mistake because the questions of identity littered throughout deserve time and attention to truly ponder and reflect upon.
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