The Fat Man in History single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1974 1974
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  • Appears in:
    y The Fat Man in History : Short Stories Peter Carey , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1974 Z199916 1974 selected work short story science fiction satire

    'A collection of surrealistic stories set in the near future centers on such bizarre events as a genetic lottery for winning new bodies and a revolution organized by a group of ostracized fat men.' (Source: TROVE)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1974
    pg. 114-141
  • Appears in:
    y The Fat Man in History Peter Carey , London : Faber , 1980 Z866366 1980 selected work short story London : Faber , 1980
  • Appears in:
    y The Fat Man in History Peter Carey , London : Faber , 1980 Z866366 1980 selected work short story St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 pg. 7-32
  • Appears in:
    y Collected Stories Peter Carey , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z389275 1994 selected work short story satire science fiction (taught in 1 units) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 pg. 182-205

Works about this Work

American Dreams and the University of Queensland Press Deborah Jordan , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Across the Pacific : Australia-United States Intellectual Histories 2010; (p. 323-338)

'The University of Queensland Press was transformed from a merely scholarly into a creative independent Australian publisher partly through the agency of the American publisher Frank Thompson. In the explosive days of the late 1960s and early 1970s, and with Australians' complex fascination with United States, Thompson embodied the democratic challenge to the old British dominated regime on campus and in publishing circles. This paper will explore pivotal books published by UQP notably Thomas Shapcott's Contemporary American and Australian Poetry in 1976; UQP's development of the American market with the distribution of UQP literary fiction and the establishment of an American office; and co-publishing with American publishers and editing Australian books for American readers in a different hemisphere. Thompson's own assessment of his successes and failures will be contextualised in terms of political developments and those issues long associated with Australian literature - environmental representation and expatriatism.' (Author's abstract)

On the Dual Subjects in Peter Carey's Short Fiction Zhan Chunjuan , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Looking Back and Forward : Selected Papers of the 8th International Conference of Australian Studies in China 2004; (p. 475-487)
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)
Science Fiction, Parafiction and Peter Carey George Turner , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 10 no. 1 (Issue 28) 1988; (p. 15-21)
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)
American Dreams and the University of Queensland Press Deborah Jordan , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Across the Pacific : Australia-United States Intellectual Histories 2010; (p. 323-338)

'The University of Queensland Press was transformed from a merely scholarly into a creative independent Australian publisher partly through the agency of the American publisher Frank Thompson. In the explosive days of the late 1960s and early 1970s, and with Australians' complex fascination with United States, Thompson embodied the democratic challenge to the old British dominated regime on campus and in publishing circles. This paper will explore pivotal books published by UQP notably Thomas Shapcott's Contemporary American and Australian Poetry in 1976; UQP's development of the American market with the distribution of UQP literary fiction and the establishment of an American office; and co-publishing with American publishers and editing Australian books for American readers in a different hemisphere. Thompson's own assessment of his successes and failures will be contextualised in terms of political developments and those issues long associated with Australian literature - environmental representation and expatriatism.' (Author's abstract)

On the Dual Subjects in Peter Carey's Short Fiction Zhan Chunjuan , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Looking Back and Forward : Selected Papers of the 8th International Conference of Australian Studies in China 2004; (p. 475-487)
Science Fiction, Parafiction and Peter Carey George Turner , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 10 no. 1 (Issue 28) 1988; (p. 15-21)
y Dancing on Hot Macadam : Peter Carey's Fiction Anthony J. Hassall , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z374069 1994 single work criticism
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