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'The volume explores Carey's position not only as a great entertainer but also as a disturbing postcolonial writer, setting his work in relation to his life and influences. Using previously neglected radio interviews among other documents, Woodcock sees Carey as a fictional shadow maker, whose characters often inhabit the unpredictable borderlands of experience. Commenting on the fabulist, surrealist and postmodernist elements, the author also stresses the political concerns of Carey's work... .' Targeting both students and general readers, the book provides 'detailed examinations of all Carey's major works as well as a survey of critical debates'.(Back cover 2nd ed.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Manchester,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Manchester University Press ,
      1996 .
      Extent: viii, 175p.p.
      Description: bibl.
      Note/s:
      • Includes chronology, bibliography and index.
      ISBN: 0719043611 (pbk), 0719043603 (hbk)
    • Manchester,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Manchester University Press ,
      2003 .
      Extent: 223p.
      Edition info: Second ed.
      Note/s:
      • Includes chronology, bibliography and index.
      • Includes new chapters on Jack Maggs (1997) and True History of the Kelly Gang (2000), both not yet published when the first ed. appeared.
      ISBN: 0719067987
      Series: Contemporary World Writers Manchester University Press (publisher), 1996 series - publisher criticism

Works about this Work

Antipodean Rewritings of Great Expectations : Peter Carey's Jack Maggs (1997) and Lloyd Jones's Mister Pip (2007) Janet Wilson , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Shadow of the Precursor 2012; (p. 220-235)
'Counter-discourse theory urges readings of postcolonial fictions that are renarrativisations of canonical texts of empire in terms of their strategies of resistance. Recent novels by Peter Carey and Lloyd Jones amply acknowledge their debt to their precursor, Charles Dickens Great Expectations, but this chapter argues that the contestatory imperial relationship is overlaid with the equally compelling theme of postcolonial home and belonging. Carey exploits the oppositional "writing back" paradigm; Jones, by contrast, makes veneration of the Dickensian text central to his plot. Both, however, can also be described as diasporic novels in their preoccupation with the colony as home, as their colonial protagonists, after a fraught encounter with their Victorian heritage in the metropolitan centre of London, find their destiny/destination in the "return." Although this diasporic reading reiterates the familiar binaries of metropolitan centre and colonial periphery, it repositions the filial relationship as one of postcolonial habitation and settlement.' (220)
Untitled Peter Pierce , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 18 no. 2 1997; (p. 198-200)

— Review of Peter Carey Graham Huggan , 1996 single work criticism biography ; Peter Carey Bruce Woodcock , 1996 single work criticism
Untitled Peter Pierce , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 18 no. 2 1997; (p. 198-200)

— Review of Peter Carey Graham Huggan , 1996 single work criticism biography ; Peter Carey Bruce Woodcock , 1996 single work criticism
Antipodean Rewritings of Great Expectations : Peter Carey's Jack Maggs (1997) and Lloyd Jones's Mister Pip (2007) Janet Wilson , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Shadow of the Precursor 2012; (p. 220-235)
'Counter-discourse theory urges readings of postcolonial fictions that are renarrativisations of canonical texts of empire in terms of their strategies of resistance. Recent novels by Peter Carey and Lloyd Jones amply acknowledge their debt to their precursor, Charles Dickens Great Expectations, but this chapter argues that the contestatory imperial relationship is overlaid with the equally compelling theme of postcolonial home and belonging. Carey exploits the oppositional "writing back" paradigm; Jones, by contrast, makes veneration of the Dickensian text central to his plot. Both, however, can also be described as diasporic novels in their preoccupation with the colony as home, as their colonial protagonists, after a fraught encounter with their Victorian heritage in the metropolitan centre of London, find their destiny/destination in the "return." Although this diasporic reading reiterates the familiar binaries of metropolitan centre and colonial periphery, it repositions the filial relationship as one of postcolonial habitation and settlement.' (220)
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