<i>The Tax Inspector</i> (1991)

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:
The Tax Inspector (1991)

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This chapter focuses on The Tax Inspector, which is considered as Carey's most savage novel to date. It observes that this novel effectively captures Karl Marx's vision of the ravening effects of capital and brings its readers full circle back to the power-crazed psychopathic business world of ‘War Crimes’. This chapter determines that in this novel Carey links together two areas of urgent concern, namely child sexual abuse and rampant capitalism.

Keywords: savage novel; The Tax Inspector; Karl Marx; effects of capital; War Crimes; child sexual abuse; capitalism

Chapter.  6985 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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