AustLit logo
Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 A Wildly Distorted Account? : Peter Carey's 30 Days in Sydney
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Hassall argues that 30 Days in Sydney is consistent both with Carey's 'career-long preoccupation with re-telling aspects of Australia's story' and 'with his practice of doing so via distortions which defamiliarize his subjects, thereby enabling his readers to see them free of those other distortions naturalized by habit and convention. What appears to begin as factual celebrity travel writing ... turns into a collection of stories, of fictions, of beuatiful lies which capture more searchingly than a merely factual travelogue the look, the feel, the history and the spirit of Sydney, that metonym for Australia' (331-332)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Last amended 8 Dec 2005 11:45:54
319-333 A Wildly Distorted Account? : Peter Carey's 30 Days in Sydneysmall AustLit logo
X