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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Double-Wolf
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'Double-Wolf, Brian Castro's third novel, is a brilliant fictional creation which succeeds also in being humane, utterly readable and sometimes very funny.

'It takes as its starting point the life of Wolf-Man, Freud's most famous patient who inspired his work on infant sexuality, a life revealed in counterpoint to that of Artie Catacomb, con-man, psychoanalyst and archivist, who ends his days in the Blue Mountains, relegating the Wolf-Man to the world of myth even as he avoids the baleful glare of the shop assistant who would prevent him from entirely reconstructing the Wolf-Man's story.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1991 .
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      Extent: 226p.
      Description: port.
      ISBN: 0044423470 (pbk.)
    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Lythrum Press , 2005 .
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      Extent: 201p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Katharine England.
      ISBN: 1921013052

Works about this Work

"Grammars of Creation” : An Interview with Brian Castro : 24 November 2008 Marilyne Brun (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Journal of the European Association for Studies on Australia , vol. 2 no. 1 2011;
'This interview with contemporary Australian writer Brian Castro addresses a number of themes and concepts that are central to his critical work and fiction. In the interview, Castro discusses his oeuvre as a whole, providing insights into the starting point for his first eight novels. He comments on the concepts of transgression, hybridity, polyphonia, cosmopolitanism and play, underlining the central significance of grammar, ethics and aesthetics in his work. The interview also includes reflections on the development of Asian Australian studies and the importance of translating novels. In the final sections of the interview, Castro discusses the relation between his critical work and his novels and reflects on the common conflation of the novelist and the theorist in much literary criticism.' Source: Marilyne Brun.
Couched Words : The Interimplication of Fiction and Psychoanalysis Jean-François Vernay , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Etchings , no. 7 2009; (p. 153-162)
'Freudianism in Dire Straits' : The Representation of Psychoanalysis in Contemporary Australia Jean-François Vernay , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Aumla , no. 112 2009; (p. 81-96)
Gives an overview of the use and impact of Freudianism in Australian culture and fiction. The author argues that 'the lack of appeal Freudianism has in the Antipodes can find justification in the fact that psychoanalysis and the Australian ethos are poles apart' (93).
'Double-Wolf' : Writing and Time, Now There's the Rub Bernadette Brennan , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Brian Castro's Fiction : The Seductive Play of Language 2008; (p. 49-68)
Theory as Fireworks : An Interview with Brian Castro Karen Barker (interviewer), 2002 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 20 no. 3 2002; (p. 241-248)
A Noble Life Jane Messer , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , April 1991; (p. 22)

— Review of Double-Wolf Brian Castro , 1991 single work novel
A Howler John McLaren , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 132 1991; (p. 38-40)

— Review of Double-Wolf Brian Castro , 1991 single work novel
Grand Arabesque Through Time Helen Daniel , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 June 1991; (p. 8)

— Review of Double-Wolf Brian Castro , 1991 single work novel
A Reappraisal of the Wolf-Man's Dreams Rob Johnson , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 29 June 1991; (p. 12)

— Review of Double-Wolf Brian Castro , 1991 single work novel
Wolves Howling at the Doors of Perception Peter Fuller , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 July 1991; (p. C8)

— Review of Double-Wolf Brian Castro , 1991 single work novel
'Double-Wolf' : Writing and Time, Now There's the Rub Bernadette Brennan , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Brian Castro's Fiction : The Seductive Play of Language 2008; (p. 49-68)
'Freudianism in Dire Straits' : The Representation of Psychoanalysis in Contemporary Australia Jean-François Vernay , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Aumla , no. 112 2009; (p. 81-96)
Gives an overview of the use and impact of Freudianism in Australian culture and fiction. The author argues that 'the lack of appeal Freudianism has in the Antipodes can find justification in the fact that psychoanalysis and the Australian ethos are poles apart' (93).
Couched Words : The Interimplication of Fiction and Psychoanalysis Jean-François Vernay , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Etchings , no. 7 2009; (p. 153-162)
"Grammars of Creation” : An Interview with Brian Castro : 24 November 2008 Marilyne Brun (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Journal of the European Association for Studies on Australia , vol. 2 no. 1 2011;
'This interview with contemporary Australian writer Brian Castro addresses a number of themes and concepts that are central to his critical work and fiction. In the interview, Castro discusses his oeuvre as a whole, providing insights into the starting point for his first eight novels. He comments on the concepts of transgression, hybridity, polyphonia, cosmopolitanism and play, underlining the central significance of grammar, ethics and aesthetics in his work. The interview also includes reflections on the development of Asian Australian studies and the importance of translating novels. In the final sections of the interview, Castro discusses the relation between his critical work and his novels and reflects on the common conflation of the novelist and the theorist in much literary criticism.' Source: Marilyne Brun.
Outside the Prison of Logic Helen Daniel (interviewer), 1994 single work interview
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 59 1994; (p. 20-29)
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