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Bruce Woodcock

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780719043604

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719043604.001.0001

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Critical overview and conclusion

Critical overview and conclusion

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(p.158) 10 Critical overview and conclusion
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Peter Carey
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Bruce Woodcock

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719043604.003.0010

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

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