Along with its composer, "Nights At The Circus" gets a mention in the rather strange book Queer Tracks: Subversive Strategies In Rock And Pop Music
, which was published originally in French.
Bishi is said to identify with the "hybrid artist character" within. Nights At The Circus
is an award-winning novel published in 1984 by Angela Carter (1940-92). The book is certainly off-beat if not weird, but the circus in this song is more down to Earth, even if it is not to be taken literally.
Alexander Baron - London, England