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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Adventures in Malley Country : Concerning Peter Carey's My Life as a Fake
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Reflecting on the relationship between life and art, the author compares My Life as a Fake with literary monster stories and literary hoaxes (such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein or the Ern Malley affair). He argues that life-as-a-fake 'is constructed for us all by our culture' (p.49), and that Carey's novel constitutes a 'supplementaion' rather than a 'replacement' of life/reality.

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