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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Vernacular Landscape : Narrative Space in Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang
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'Peter Carey said he was inspired to write his novel True History of the Kelly Gang (2000) by an exhibition of Kelly paintings in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art byt the famous Australian modernist Sidney Nolan. Nolan (1912-83) was one of the first Australian painters to achieve international recognition. Thus the story of the bushranger Ned Kelly, which had provoked an upsurge of anti-British national feeling in the nineteenth century, became the means of achieving international acclaim by Nolan in the mid-twentieth century and was used again for an international success by a New York-based, acclaimed (Booker Prize 2001) Australian writer at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This continuity of interest and its widening reception is remarkable not just as individual success story but as an instance of visual globalization or migrating images. Carey, I will argue, developed certain visual strategies in his fictional narrative inspired by Nolan's series which allowed him to make the Australian imaginary connected with Kelly available to a larger international audience.' (p 179)

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    y separately published work icon Word and Image in Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures. Michael Meyer (editor), Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2009 Z1631436 2009 anthology criticism 'Verbal imagery and visual images as well as the intricate relationships between verbal and visual representations have long shaped the imagination and the practice of intercultural relationships. The contributions to this volume take a fresh look at the ideology of form, especially the gendered and racial implications of the gaze and the voice in various media and intermedial transformations. Analyses of how culturally specific forms of visual and verbal expression are individually understood and manipulated complement reflections on the potential and limitations of representation. The juxtaposition of visual and verbal signifiers explores the gap between them as a space beyond cultural boundaries.' Source: (Sighted 05/10/2009). Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2009
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