Contexts and intertexts

Bruce Woodcock

in Peter Carey

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780719043604
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700532 | DOI:
Contexts and intertexts

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This chapter describes Peter Carey's writing and fiction. It first provides some background information about Carey, his education, and his early attempts at writing. Next, it reveals a new kind of fiction that was evolving during the early 1970s, one that dealt with a liberalised subject matter. It then explains the features Carey shares with other modern writers and what gives his fiction a distinctive flavour of political questioning.

Keywords: Peter Carey; writing; fictions; liberalised subject matter; modern writers; political questioning

Chapter.  5364 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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