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Rewriting history : Peter Carey's fictional biography of Australia

Author: Andreas Gaile
Publisher: Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2010.
Dissertation: doctoral Universität, Mainz 2006
Series: Costerus, 184.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Document : Thesis/dissertation : eBook   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Peter Carey is one of the most richly awarded and critically acclaimed novelists of the present day. Most of his fictions relate to questions of Australian history and identity. Rewriting History argues that taken together Carey's novels make up a.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gaile, Andreas.
Rewriting history.
Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2010
(OCoLC)648922780
Named Person: Peter Carey; Peter Carey
Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andreas Gaile
ISBN: 9789042030718 9042030712 9789042030701 9042030704
OCLC Number: 651657394
Description: 1 online resource (348 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part One --
Theoretical Premises; Chapter One Rewriting History: Theoretical Premises; Part Two --
Theorizing Carey's Fictional Biography; Chapter Two After the Grand Narratives: From History to Mythistory; Chapter Three Strategies of an Illywhacker (I): Replacing the Truth-Paradigm with a "Weaseling Kind of 'Truth'"; Chapter Four Strategies of an Illywhacker (II): Transcending Historical Reality; Chapter Five Strategies of an Illywhacker (III): Telling History as Story.
Series Title: Costerus, 184.
Responsibility: Andreas Gaile.

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Peter Carey is one of the most richly awarded and critically acclaimed novelists of the present day. Most of his fictions relate to questions of Australian history and identity. Rewriting History argues that taken together Carey's novels make up a.

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