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Notes

  • Dedication: To Gloria
  • Preface by Paul Kane.

Contents

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Rodopi , 2005 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction [to Fabulating Beauty], Andreas Gaile , 2005 single work criticism (p. xix-xxxv)
The 'contrarian streak' : An Interview with Peter Carey (Conducted on 26 March 2004 in Manhattan), Andreas Gaile (interviewer), 2005 single work interview (p. 3-16)
Bringing Australia Home : Peter Carey, the Booker, and the Repatriation of Australian Culture, Karen Lamb , 2005 single work criticism (p. 17-30)
Towards an Alphabet of Australian Culture : Peter Carey's Mythistorical Novels, Andreas Gaile , 2005 single work criticism (p. 33-51)
Cross References : Allusions to Christian Tradition in Peter Carey's Fiction, Christer Larsson , 2005 single work criticism
As allusions to Christian tradition are a recurrent and prominent feature in Carey's work, the author of this article discusses them with regard to their function as thematic feature and as narrational devices or formal feature. Larsson's careful reading shows that several of Carey's novels are 'more firmly rooted in the Christian tradition than the author's self-conception as "an atheist" and the postcolonial condemnation of totalizing, essentialist narratives would lead one to believe' (Introduction to Fabulating Beauty xxx).
(p. 53-70)
Kinds of Captivity in Peter Carey's Fiction, Peter Pierce , 2005 single work criticism
Discusses one of the most conspicuous motifs in Carey's fictions (and in postcolonial literatures in general): that of captivity.
(p. 71-82)
The Difficulties of Translating Peter Carey's Postmodern Fiction into Popular Film, Theodore F. Sheckels , 2005 single work criticism
Argues that 'the film adaptations of Carey's fiction seem to pull the work away from the postmodern aesthetic and, as a consequence, away from what Carey was positing through its use. The films offer something more modern or realistic, thereby confusing or altering Carey's themes' (81).
(p. 83-100)
'A Dazzled Eye' : 'Kristu-Du' and the Architecture of Tyranny, Nicholas Birns , 2005 single work criticism (p. 101-114)
Peter Carey's Short Stories : Trapped in a Narrative Labyrinth, Cornelia Schulze , 2005 single work criticism
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).
(p. 117-136)
Bliss and Damnation, Nicholas Jose , 2005 single work criticism
'Jose, as fellow novelist, considers Carey's position in the world of Australian letters, recalling the cultural atmosphere of the early 1980s, when Bliss was first published. From Jose's critical appraisal Carey emerges not only as a "literary Houdini" but also as a writer whose fiction "broke new ground" at the time, signifying a "break from the shackling domination of literary London"' (Introduction to Fabulating Beauty xxxi).
(p. 137-147)
Deceptive Construction : The Art of Building in Peter Carey's Illywhacker, Brian Edwards , 2005 single work criticism
A poststrucural reading of Carey's novel which considers the novel as 'an exercise in bricolage', and compares it with some of Murray Bail's texts.
(p. 149-170)
Sacred Exchange : Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda, Lyn McCredden , 2005 single work criticism
McCredden 'analyses how Carey handles "sacredness" in the context of a novel that is largely informed by the postcolonial view of Christendom as an essentially alien presence in the Australian context' (Introduction to Fabulating Beauty xxxi).
(p. 171-178)
'The Empire had not been built by choirboys' : The Revisionist Representation of Australian Colonial History in Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda, Ansgar Nunning , 2005 single work criticism
Nünning 'explores the postmodern and postcolonial concept of history underlying the novel and shows how Carey, through formal, thematic and theoretical manoeuvres, renews the genre of the historical novel as such and re-examines received notions of Australian history' (Introduction to Fabulating Beauty xxxi).
(p. 179-197)
Simulation, Resistance and Transformation : The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith, Bill Ashcroft , 2005 single work criticism
Discusses the novel's treatment of postcolonial issues in Australian culture. 'Ashcroft focuses on the postcolonial struggle over representation as it is played out in the novel and presents a reading in Baudrillardian terms, looking at the novel's "consuming cultural thesis [...] that all culture, identity, and the power relationships they invoke are a product of simulation"' (Introduction to Fabulating Beauty xxxi-xxxii).
(p. 199-214)
Regarding The Big Bazoohley, Pam Macintyre , 2005 single work criticism (p. 215-228)
Peter Carey's Jack Maggs : An Aussie Story?, Annegret Maack , 2005 single work criticism
'This essay explores Carey's debt to Dickens, his re-creation of historical London, and his metafictional blending of narratives. In addition, it sounds out the question of whether Carey's narrative transforms this material from an impersonal into an Aussie story' (227).
(p. 229-243)
The Writing-back Paradigm Revisited : Peter Carey, Jack Maggs, and Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp , 2005 single work criticism
'In her reading of the novel, [Schmidt-Haberkamp] shows how in Carey's novel the sequence of original text [Dickens's Great Expectations] and postcolonial reaction to it, which is central to the writing-back paradigm, are inverted' (Introduction to Fabulating Beauty xxxii).
(p. 245-262)
Unsettling Illusions : Carey and Capital in Jack Maggs, Bruce Woodcock , 2005 single work criticism
Discusses intertextual relations between Jack Maggs and Karl Marx's Das Kapital.
(p. 263-273)
'Lies and Silences' : Cultural Masterplots and Existential Authenticity in Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang, Carolyn Bliss , 2005 single work criticism
The critical intention of this article is to examine 'storytelling and/or the inhabiting of cultural masterplots as sites at which characters (and finally, inevitably, the author himself) are faced with the challenge of seeking or escaping authentic selfhood or existential good faith, in the Sartrean sense' (276).
(p. 275-300)
Dead White Male Heroes : True History of the Kelly Gang, and Ned Kelly in Australian Fictions, Susan K. Martin , 2005 single work criticism
Martin 'reads the novel as an exemplar of a particular subset of Australian historical fiction, novels that stage a search for white male heterosexual heroes. Kelly is a particularly interesting example, because his whiteness and maleness, along with his heterosexuality and his heroism, have been more or less vehemently contested (and continue to be so in the novel).' (Introduction to Fabulating Beuaty xxxiii).\
(p. 301-317)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Margarete Rubik , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 5 2006; (p. 233-237)

— Review of Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005 anthology criticism
Untitled Jean-François Vernay , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 22 no. 3 2006; (p. 399-401)

— Review of Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005 anthology criticism
The Carey Stakes Elizabeth Webby , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 280 2006; (p. 34)

— Review of Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005 anthology criticism
[Review Essay] Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey Victoria Kuttainen , 2006 single work review essay
— Appears in: API Review of Books , January no. 40 2006;

— Review of Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005 anthology criticism

'As we usher in 2006, the world these days is not so unlike a futuristic Peter Carey story: its borders expand and contract, coincidences abound, vast geographical expanses unravel. The circuits of culture have bizarre dreamscape logics, and time, history, and nation are no longer recognisable in the text-books we once relied upon for guidance and authority. Peter Carey's short-story 'A Windmill in the West' comes to mind: borders are dizzyingly arbitrary, yet nation and empire have direct and pernicious material effects on its main character despite, or perhaps even because of, their randomness. How interesting it is that in this context the first edited collection of critical essays on Carey's work should be produced by a German scholar — Andreas Gaile. Gaile has done a fabulous job editing this peerless international collection of critical essays on Carey's oeuvre. But what are the logics of the literary commodity market, of global critical reception, and coincidence that have produced this long overdue collection in such circumstances? ' (Introduction)

Untitled Katherine Russo , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Anglistica , vol. 9 no. 1 2005; (p. 151-155)

— Review of Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005 anthology criticism
[Review Essay] Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey Victoria Kuttainen , 2006 single work review essay
— Appears in: API Review of Books , January no. 40 2006;

— Review of Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005 anthology criticism

'As we usher in 2006, the world these days is not so unlike a futuristic Peter Carey story: its borders expand and contract, coincidences abound, vast geographical expanses unravel. The circuits of culture have bizarre dreamscape logics, and time, history, and nation are no longer recognisable in the text-books we once relied upon for guidance and authority. Peter Carey's short-story 'A Windmill in the West' comes to mind: borders are dizzyingly arbitrary, yet nation and empire have direct and pernicious material effects on its main character despite, or perhaps even because of, their randomness. How interesting it is that in this context the first edited collection of critical essays on Carey's work should be produced by a German scholar — Andreas Gaile. Gaile has done a fabulous job editing this peerless international collection of critical essays on Carey's oeuvre. But what are the logics of the literary commodity market, of global critical reception, and coincidence that have produced this long overdue collection in such circumstances? ' (Introduction)

The Carey Stakes Elizabeth Webby , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 280 2006; (p. 34)

— Review of Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005 anthology criticism
Untitled Jean-François Vernay , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 22 no. 3 2006; (p. 399-401)

— Review of Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005 anthology criticism
Untitled Margarete Rubik , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 5 2006; (p. 233-237)

— Review of Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005 anthology criticism
Untitled Elizabeth Mead , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: New Literatures Review , October no. 44 2005; (p. 77-79)

— Review of Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005 anthology criticism
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