'Elizabeth Jolley (1923—2007), one of the most famous woman writers in Australia, had her own grotesque writing style that could be compared to Patrick White. From today’s perspective, Jolley’s style is simply the reflection of the post-modernist thoughts. But in the 80s and 90s of the last century, when the Australian literary field had quite a vague understanding of postmodernism, Jolley’s style really puzzled her readers a lot. In fact, Jolley was outstanding in her control of so many skills, like stream of consciousness, black humor, parody, repetition, collage, omission, montage and the magical realism, which trapped readers into maze. This paper will analyze the three writing strategies of
"repetition, collage and omission" employed by Jolley in order to interpret her riddle of being grotesque in style.'