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Alternative title: From Food to Entrails: Between Copia (Abundance) and Inopia (Shortage) in Carey's and Koch's Works
Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Des victuailles aux entrailles: entre copia et inopia : La sociabilité chez Carey et Koch
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This comparative study of Peter Carey's and Christopher Koch's pieces of fiction of the 1970s explores the tension between copia (abundance) and inopia (shortage) which creates a dynamic in human relationship. If individuals at both extremes are fatally marginalised in clear-cut catgories (the haves and the have-nots, the obese and the famished) it should be ascribed to their marked differences, the radical otherness of which breeds hatred and fear. Perhaps the solution lies in envisioning difference as a vital component which enables to single oneself out and assert one's sui generis identity.' (Author's abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Les Vivres et le Vivre en Oceanie Actes du colloque Corail 2002 Noumea : University of New Caledonia , 2003 Z1142668 2003 anthology criticism Noumea : University of New Caledonia , 2003 pg. 124-139
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