Kinds of captivity in Peter Carey's fiction

Pierce, Peter (2005) Kinds of captivity in Peter Carey's fiction. In: Gaile, Andreas, (ed.) Fabulating Beauty: perspectives on the fiction of Peter Carey. Cross Cultures, 78 . Rodopi, New York, USA, pp. 71-82.

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[Extract] In the afterword to his study of Peter Carey's fiction (1994), Anthony J. Hassall contended that Carey "repeats himself less, and surprises his reader more, than any other Australian writer." The Guardian reviewer Philip Hensher concurred with Hassall, beginning his review of Carey's fifth novel, The Unusual life of Tristan Smith (1994), by declaring him "almost alone among contemporary novelists in never writing the same book twice." The three subsequent novels only reinforce this. These are the contours of Carey's reputation: fecundity and daring formal inventiveness that find expression in the refusal to repeat the kinds of fiction that had previously won him acclaim.

Item ID: 27857
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-90-420-1956-0
ISSN: 0924-1426
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2013 05:29
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