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Peter Carey

Author : Bruce Woodcock
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This is a revised and expanded edition of Woodcock's accessible study, now including detailed readings of Carey's latest novels, 'Jack Maggs' and 'True History of the Kelly Gang'.

Peter Carey

Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
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Peter Carey, writer of such celebrated works as Oscar and Lucinda, True History of the Kelly Gang, and His Illegal Self, is one of Australia’s most critically acclaimed novelists. Deeply concerned with South Pacific culture, especially the lives of its most downtrodden citizens, Carey uses popular art as a tool for raising the consciousness of readers. This book provides an introduction to the author’s life, as well as a guided overview of his body of work. Designed for the fan and scholar alike, this text features an alphabetized, fully-annotated listing of major terms in the Carey canon, including fictional characters, motifs, historical events, and themes. Additional features include a listing of headwords, a Carey history, 44 reading and writing topics, and bibliographies of primary and secondary sources. A comprehensive index is included.

A Study Guide for Peter Carey s True History of the Kelly Gang

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A Study Guide for Peter Carey's "True History of the Kelly Gang," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.

Oscar and Lucinda

Author : Peter Carey
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Peter Carey's novel of the undeclared love between clergyman Oscar Hopkins and the heiress Lucinda Leplastrier is both a moving and beautiful love story and a historical tour de force set in Victorian times. Made for each other, the two are gamblers - one obsessive, the other compulsive - incapable of winning at the game of love. Oscar and Lucinda is now available as a Faber Modern Classics edition.

Jack Maggs

Author : Peter Carey
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London,1837. Jack Maggs, raised and deported as a criminal, has returned from Australia, in secret and at great risk. What does he want after all these years, and why is he so interested in the comings and goings at a plush townhouse in Great Queen Street? And why is Jack himself an object of such interest to Tobias Oates, celebrated author, amateur hypnotist and fellow burglar - in this case of people's minds, of their histories and inner phantoms? A thrilling story of mesmerism and possession, of dangerous bargains and illicit love against the backdrop of Victorian London.

A Long Way from Home

Author : Peter Carey
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"Originally published in paperback in Australia by Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, a division of Penguin Random House Australia Pty., Melbourne, in 2017"--Title page verso.

Bliss

Author : Peter Carey
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Peter Carey's astonishing debut novel is a fast-moving extravaganza, both funny and gripping, about a man who, recovering from death, is convinced that he is in hell.

True History of the Kelly Gang

Author : Peter Carey
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Ned Kelly, the legendary nineteenth-century Australian folk-hero, describes how he, his brother, and two friends led authorities on a twenty-month manhunt, marked by widespread populist support, before his capture and execution.

Dancing on Hot Macadam

Author : Anthony J. Hassall
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This is the first comprehensive study of one of the world's most gifted and exciting writers. It follows Peter Carey's career from the nightmare-haunted stories of The Fat Man in History and War Crimes to the madcap satire of Bliss, from Illywhacker's picaresque landscapes to Oscar and Lucinda's glittering achievement, and the powerfully confronting vision of The Tax Inspector. Dancing on Hot Macadam is a lucid account of Peter Carey's fiction and its intriguing critical reception. It explores his preoccupation with imprisonment and metamorphosis, and the desire of his characters to escape from bewildering roles, relationships and societies.Dancing on Hot Macadam is another volume in the excellent Studies inAustralian Literature series ... It is a sound and persuasive critique thatgets much better as it goes along.Times Literary SupplementThe book contains a lot of ideas ... and will be the base from which to drawthe map of Carey's fiction as it develops further.Julian Croft Weekend Australian

Peter Carey

Author : Graham Huggan
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This concise introductory study showcases Carey's storytelling talents. Carey's success, in Australia and elsewhere, owes much to his ability to lure his readers into a world at once familiar and fantastic. Carey's fictions are products of the dream factories of twentieth century corporate capitalism. He debunks the utopian myths of western consumer culture, revealing beneath New Age cant the brutal worship of wealth and power. The world of which they speak is less exotic than grotesque but it is not, for all that, irredeemable. Huggan argues that Carey's fictions present both a satire on destructive material values and a defence of the right to change, to invent new pasts and futures.

Fabulating Beauty

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Peter Carey is one of Australia's finest creative writers, much admired by both literary critics and a worldwide reading public. Fabulating Beauty pays tribute to Carey's literary achievement. It brings, together the voices of many of the most renowned Carey critics in twenty essays (sixteen commissioned especially for this volume), an interview with the author as well as the most extensive bibliography of Carey criticism to date. The studies represent a wide range of current perspectives on the writer's fictions.

Parrot and Olivier in America

Author : Peter Carey
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Olivier is an aristocrat, the traumatized child of survivors of the French Revolution. Parrot the son of an itinerant printer who always wanted to be an artist but has ended up a servant. Born on different sides of history, their lives will be brought together by their travels in America. When Olivier sets sail for America, ostensibly to study its prisons but in reality to save his neck from one more revolution - Parrot is sent with him, as spy, protector, foe and foil. As the narrative shifts between the perspectives of Parrot and Olivier, and their picaresque travels together and apart - in love and politics, prisons and the world of art - Peter Carey explores the adventure of American democracy, in theory and in practice, with dazzling wit and inventiveness.

Amnesia

Author : Peter Carey
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When Gaby Bailleux released the Angel Worm into Australia's prison system, allowing hundreds of asylum seekers to walk free, she also let the cat out of the bag. The Americans ran the prisons, like so many parts of her country, and so the doors of some 5000 American places of incarceration also opened. Both countries' secrets threatened to pour out. Was this a mistake, or had Gaby declared cyberwar on the US? Felix Moore - known to himself as 'Australia's last serving left wing journalist' - has no doubt. Her act was part of the covert conflict between Australia and America. That conflict dates back to the largely forgotten Battle of Brisbane in 1943, stretches forward to America's security interests in Pine Gap and commercial interests everywhere, and has as its most outrageous act the coup of 1975. Funded by his property-developer mate Woody Townes, Felix is going to write Gaby's biography, to save her, and himself, and maybe his country. But how to get Gaby to co-operate? What role does her film-star mother have to play? And what, after all, does Woody really want?

Wrong About Japan

Author : Peter Carey
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In a stunning memoir-cum-travelogue Peter Carey charts this journey, inspired by Charley's passion for Japanese Manga and anime, and explores his own resulting re-evaluation of Japan. Although graphically violent and disturbing, the two mediums are both inherently concerned with Japan's rich history and heritage, and hold a huge popular appeal that crosses the generations. Led by their adolescent guide Takashi, an uncanny mix of generosity and derision, father and son look for the hidden puzzles and meanings, searching, often with comic results, for a greater understanding of these art forms, and for what they come to refer to as their own 'real Japan'. From Manhattan to Tokyo, Commodore Perry to Godzilla, kabuki theatre to the post-war robot craze, Wrong about Japan is a fascinatingly personal, witty and moving exploration of two very different cultures.

Peter Carey

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Collected Stories

Author : Peter Carey
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Peter Carey is justly renowned for his novels, which have included the Booker Prize-winning titles Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang. He is also a dazzling writer of short stories and this volume collects together all the stories from The Fat Man in History and War Crimes as well as three other stories not previously published in book form. The stories, persuasive and precisely crafted, reveal Carey to be a moralist with a sense of humour, a surrealist interested in naturalism and an urban poet delighting in paradox.

Illywhacker

Author : Peter Carey
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An illywhacker is a confidence trickster, and Herbert Badgery, the 139-year-old narrator of this dazzling comic novel, may be the king of them all. Vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car salesman, seducer and patriarch, Badgery travels across the Australian continent and a century in a picaresque novel full of outlandish encounters and dangerous characters. Overflowing with magic, jokes and inventions, Illywhacker is a contemporary classic.

Theft A Love Story

Author : Peter Carey
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Michael 'Butcher' Boone is an ex-'really famous' painter, now reduced to living in a remote country house and acting as caretaker for his younger brother, Hugh. Alone together they've forged a delicate equilibrium, a balance instantly destroyed when a mysterious young woman named Marlene walks out of a rainstorm and into their lives. Beautiful, smart, and ambitious, she's the daughter-in-law of the late great painter Jacques Liebovitz. Soon Marlene sets in motion a chain of events that could be the making, or the ruin, of them all . . .

Because I Can with Peter Carey s The Big Bazoohley

Author : Sophia Von Sawilski
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Because I Can with Peter Carey’s: The Big Bazoohley is the equivalent of a Unit of Work about the Stages of the Sequence of Events in the novel, The Big Bazoohley and is designed to be used in conjunction with the novel for a student to arrive at a deeper understanding and appreciation of Peter Carey’s celebrated novel, The Big Bazoohley. Join in to explore the concepts within the themes of The Big Bazoohley. Enjoy developing communication skills such as reading and writing skills by reconstructing the language of the novel The Big Bazoohley is aimed at years three to four but can also be used as English as a Second Language; language skill exploration and strengthening exercise.

The Big Bazoohley

Author : Peter Carey
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Wearing his 'Sonic the Hedgehog' pyjamas, Sam Kellow sleepwalks out of the hotel room in Toronto where he is staying with his parents . . . and wakes to find the door locked behind him. Exploring the hotel hallway, Sam meets Nasty Muriel, Droopy George and their chickenpox-covered son, Wilfred, who kidnap him and force him to enter a competition. Sam has the opportunity to win the Big Bazoohley - the big jackpot - and save his family's finances, but nothing is ever as simple as it seems and what follows is a hilarious romp that will make you laugh out loud.