Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work contains references to Foster's depiction of India and Thailand in Plumbum.
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yDavid Foster : The Satirist of AustraliaSusan Lever,
Youngstown:Cambria Press,2008Z14663262008selected work criticism 'In this first critical study of David Foster's works, Susan Lever steers us into penetrating the mysteries of Foster's fiction, and provides guidance to readers willing to approach them. The book examines the contradictory nature of his commitments and interests as expressed mainly in his novels. Each of his works of fiction and poetry in the order of publication (except for The Adventures of Christian Rosy Cross and The Pale Blue Crochet Coathanger Cover which are discussed with similar novels) are discussed. The development of Foster's philosophical ideas and technique as a novelist over the 35 years of his writing life to date is followed. The book also examines Foster's letters to Geoffrey Dutton early in his career; his interviews and essays provide some of the background to these novels. The book also furnishes a sense of the Australian context for his work. A brief biography of Foster's early life and a discussion of his approach to satire is also included.' (Publisher's blurb)Youngstown:Cambria Press,2008