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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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Contexts and intertexts

Contexts and intertexts

(p.1) 1 Contexts and intertexts
Peter Carey

Bruce Woodcock

Manchester University Press

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

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