Crabs single work   short story   satire   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1972 1972
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form y Dead End Drive-In Peter Smalley , Australia : Springvale Productions , 1986 Z916991 1986 single work film/TV satire science fiction In the 'near' future, drive-in theatres have been turned into concentration camps for the undesirable and unemployed. The prisoners don't really care to escape, because they are fed and they have a place to live that is, in most cases, probably better than anything they might find on the outside. Crabs and his girlfriend Carmen are put into the camp, but all Crabs wants to do is escape.

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Works about this Work

Crabs, Cars and Peter Carey Tim Kroenert , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 23 December vol. 18 no. 25 2008;
The Difficulties of Translating Peter Carey's Postmodern Fiction into Popular Film Theodore F. Sheckels , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005; (p. 83-100)
Argues that 'the film adaptations of Carey's fiction seem to pull the work away from the postmodern aesthetic and, as a consequence, away from what Carey was positing through its use. The films offer something more modern or realistic, thereby confusing or altering Carey's themes' (81).
Misogyny, Muscles and Machines : Cars and Masculinity in Australian Literature Rebecca Johinke , 2000-2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Issues in Australian Literature 2002; (p. 95-111) Australian Studies , Winter vol. 15 no. 2 2002; (p. 95-111)
Rebecca Johinke reads Peter Carey's short story 'Crabs' for 'insight into the self-defeating pursuit of normative masculinities in the Australian car culture' (95).
Filming Peter Carey: From the Adequate to the Distorted Theodore F. Sheckels , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 13 no. 2 1999; (p. 91-94)
y Dancing on Hot Macadam : Peter Carey's Fiction Anthony J. Hassall , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z374069 1994 single work criticism
First Flights...or Kangaroo Hops? The Early Work of Australian SF Writers Sean McMullen , 1989 single work column
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 10 no. 2 (Issue 29) 1989; (p. 40-57)
Setting Up an Australian Literature Course: Some Conceptual and Practical Reflections Werner Senn , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diversity Itself : Essays in Australian Arts and Culture 1986; (p. 63-75)
First Flights...or Kangaroo Hops? The Early Work of Australian SF Writers Sean McMullen , 1989 single work column
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 10 no. 2 (Issue 29) 1989; (p. 40-57)
The Difficulties of Translating Peter Carey's Postmodern Fiction into Popular Film Theodore F. Sheckels , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005; (p. 83-100)
Argues that 'the film adaptations of Carey's fiction seem to pull the work away from the postmodern aesthetic and, as a consequence, away from what Carey was positing through its use. The films offer something more modern or realistic, thereby confusing or altering Carey's themes' (81).
Misogyny, Muscles and Machines : Cars and Masculinity in Australian Literature Rebecca Johinke , 2000-2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Issues in Australian Literature 2002; (p. 95-111) Australian Studies , Winter vol. 15 no. 2 2002; (p. 95-111)
Rebecca Johinke reads Peter Carey's short story 'Crabs' for 'insight into the self-defeating pursuit of normative masculinities in the Australian car culture' (95).
Crabs, Cars and Peter Carey Tim Kroenert , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 23 December vol. 18 no. 25 2008;
Setting Up an Australian Literature Course: Some Conceptual and Practical Reflections Werner Senn , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diversity Itself : Essays in Australian Arts and Culture 1986; (p. 63-75)
y Dancing on Hot Macadam : Peter Carey's Fiction Anthony J. Hassall , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z374069 1994 single work criticism
Filming Peter Carey: From the Adequate to the Distorted Theodore F. Sheckels , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 13 no. 2 1999; (p. 91-94)
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