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Issue Details: First known date: 1980... 1980 The Fat Man in History
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Notes

  • The stories in this collection were first published in The Fat Man in History (UQP 1974) and War Crimes (UQP 1979).

Contents

* Contents derived from the London,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Faber , 1980 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Fat Man in History, Peter Carey , 1974 single work short story
Peeling, Peter Carey , 1972 single work short story
Do You Love Me?, Peter Carey , 1975 single work short story
The Chance, Peter Carey , 1979 single work short story science fiction
The Puzzling Nature of Blue, Peter Carey , 1979 single work short story
Exotic Pleasures, Peter Carey , 1979 single work short story
The Last Days of a Famous Mime, Peter Carey , 1979 single work short story
A Windmill in the West, Peter Carey , 1972 single work short story
American Dreams, Peter Carey , 1974 single work short story
War Crimes, Peter Carey , 1979 single work short story
* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1990 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Fat Man in History, Peter Carey , 1974 single work short story (p. 7-32)
Peeling, Peter Carey , 1972 single work short story (p. 33-43)
Do You Love Me?, Peter Carey , 1975 single work short story (p. 44-54)
The Chance, Peter Carey , 1979 single work short story science fiction (p. 55-90)
The Puzzling Nature of Blue, Peter Carey , 1979 single work short story (p. 91-112)
Exotic Pleasures, Peter Carey , 1979 single work short story (p. 113-134)
The Last Days of a Famous Mime, Peter Carey , 1979 single work short story (p. 135-139)
A Windmill in the West, Peter Carey , 1972 single work short story (p. 140-150)
American Dreams, Peter Carey , 1974 single work short story (p. 151-162)
War Crimes, Peter Carey , 1979 single work short story (p. 163-192)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Random House ,
      1980 .
      Alternative title: The Fat Man in History, and Other Stories
      Extent: 186p.
      Note/s:
      • Contains the ten short stories detailed above
      ISBN: 0394510720
      • Publisher: Pan
      London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Pan ,
      1981 .
      Extent: 191p.
      Note/s:
      • Contains the ten short stories detailed above
      ISBN: 0330265504 (pbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Vintage ,
      1993 .
      Alternative title: The Fat Man in History and Other Stories
      Extent: 186p.
      Note/s:
      • Contains the ten short stories detailed above
      ISBN: 0679743324 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Traumflug : fantast. Geschichten
Language: German
    • Tubingen,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Wunderlich ,
      1982 .
      Extent: 236p.
      ISBN: 3805203551

Works about this Work

On Stealing Books : A Guilty Memoir Anonymous , 2014 single work prose
— Appears in: One Page : Brisbane , February/March vol. 1 no. 2/3 2014; (p. 5-6)
Peter Carey's Short Stories : Trapped in a Narrative Labyrinth Cornelia Schulze , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005; (p. 117-136)
Schulze considers situations of confinement in some of Carey's short stories, 'laying special emphasis on Carey's strategy of entrapping his readers in narrative labyrinths, a manoeuvre [seen as] having a didactic purpose: that of increasing one's awareness of linguistic manipulation' (Introduction to Fabulating Beauty xxx).
Finding Affection and Attachment When Orthodox Love is Withheld Veronica Sen , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 11 April 1999; (p. 18)

— Review of The Fat Man in History Peter Carey , 1980 selected work short story
Paperbacks Angela Bennie , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 February 1999; (p. 8)

— Review of The Fat Man in History Peter Carey , 1980 selected work short story
Celebrate UQP Revisionism John Knight , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 18 no. 1 1999; (p. 84-85)

— Review of Johnno : A Novel David Malouf , 1975 single work novel ; The Moment Made Marvellous : A Celebration of UQP Poetry 1998 anthology poetry ; Celebration of the Senses Eric Rolls , 1984 selected work autobiography essay ; The Fat Man in History Peter Carey , 1980 selected work short story
A Whole In One, by Jeeves! Robin Lucas , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 September 1990; (p. 76)

— Review of A Body of Water : A Year's Notebook Beverley Farmer , 1990 selected work autobiography short story poetry diary ; The Fat Man in History Peter Carey , 1980 selected work short story
Celebrate UQP Revisionism John Knight , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 18 no. 1 1999; (p. 84-85)

— Review of Johnno : A Novel David Malouf , 1975 single work novel ; The Moment Made Marvellous : A Celebration of UQP Poetry 1998 anthology poetry ; Celebration of the Senses Eric Rolls , 1984 selected work autobiography essay ; The Fat Man in History Peter Carey , 1980 selected work short story
Paperbacks Angela Bennie , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 February 1999; (p. 8)

— Review of The Fat Man in History Peter Carey , 1980 selected work short story
Finding Affection and Attachment When Orthodox Love is Withheld Veronica Sen , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 11 April 1999; (p. 18)

— Review of The Fat Man in History Peter Carey , 1980 selected work short story
Galactic Races Peter Ackroyd , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Times (London) , 19 October 1980;

— Review of The Fat Man in History Peter Carey , 1980 selected work short story
Peter Carey's Short Stories : Trapped in a Narrative Labyrinth Cornelia Schulze , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005; (p. 117-136)
Schulze considers situations of confinement in some of Carey's short stories, 'laying special emphasis on Carey's strategy of entrapping his readers in narrative labyrinths, a manoeuvre [seen as] having a didactic purpose: that of increasing one's awareness of linguistic manipulation' (Introduction to Fabulating Beauty xxx).
Reading Lesson: "The Fat Man in History," Teaching and Deconstructive Theory Greg Manning , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Span , October no. 21 1985; (p. 38-55)
Peter Carey's Latest Gamble Greg Manning (interviewer), 1988 single work biography interview criticism
— Appears in: The Book Magazine , Winter vol. 2 no. 1 1988; (p. 3-6)
Peter Carey : A Portrait of Electricity Nigel Krauth , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 133 1991; (p. 18-19)
The Commonwealth Comeback Peter Quartermaine , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Times (Higher Education Supplement) , 12 February 1982; (p. 11)
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