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Critical overview and conclusion

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719043604.003.0010
Critical overview and conclusion

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This chapter reviews Carey's novels and stresses various aspects in the political concerns of his fiction. It identifies the main trends in Carey criticism, especially the views of Carey as a surrealist or fabulist. It notes that there has been diverse criticism in examining the post-modern playfulness and self-conscious fictionality of Carey's work. Finally, this chapter discusses the overlap between post-colonialism and post-modernism in Carey and draws conclusions about his work.

Keywords: political concerns; Carey criticism; surrealist; fabulist; post-modernism; fictionality; post-colonialism

Chapter.  4981 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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