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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 "The Relative Merits of Goodness and Originality" : The Ethics of Storytelling in Peter Carey's Novels
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This study aims to "demonstrate that recurrent formal and thematic patterns in Carey's novels suggest an interrelation between the works, and that an analysis of that interrelation can extract an argument concerning the ethics of storytelling from the texts. The issue of the status of fictional discourse receives prominent and complex consideration in Carey's novels and this study argues that Carey presents storytelling as an intentional mode of social interaction, defined and governed by extra-linguistic conventions. For the discourse to be meaningfully described as fictional, storytellers have to observe the rules that appky to their activity. (Author's abstract)


  • Dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in English presented at Uppsala University in 2001.

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