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Peter Carey : a literary companion /
Mary Ellen Snodgrass.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2010.
description
vii, 347 p.
ISBN
9780786441525 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2010.
isbn
9780786441525 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Preface -- Introduction -- Chronology of Carey's life and works -- Carey's genealogy -- Peter Carey : a literary companion -- Glossary -- Appendix A : events in Carey's history -- Appendix B : writing and research topics.
abstract
"This book provides an introduction to the author's life, as well as a guided overview of his body of work. This text features an alphabetized, fully-annotated listing of major terms in the Carey canon. Additional features include a listing of headwords, a Carey history, 44 reading and writing topics, and bibliographies of primary and secondary sources and index"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
6974838
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Award-winning author Mary Ellen Snodgrass has written and compiled more than 100 reference works and textbooks on such topics as American literature, mythology, fable, feminism and history, among others. She teaches at Lenior-Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2010-09-01:
Having written or edited dozens of reference works on topics in literature, mythology, feminism, and history, award-winning author Snodgrass (Lenoir-Rhyne Univ.) addresses critically acclaimed Australian writer Peter Carey in her latest work. Carey is renowned for using popular fiction as a tool to raise awareness of South Pacific life and culture. Arranged alphabetically, this new volume details Carey's life and provides a guided overview of his influential works. Each entry combines analysis from literary historians, critics, and book reviewers and features citations from primary and secondary sources. Snodgrass includes, where applicable, see also references and suggested further readings. Entries range from a few paragraphs to a few pages and are designed for both fans and scholars of Carey's work. Additional features include a listing of headwords, an annotated chronology of Carey's life and Anglo-Australian heritage, and a descriptive Carey family tree. For those pursuing literary research projects, Snodgrass also has included more than 40 suggested writing topics. A helpful glossary and detailed index round out the resource. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. C. A. Groves Middle Tennessee State University
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Summaries
Library of Congress Summary
"This book provides an introduction to the author's life, as well as a guided overview of his body of work. This text features an alphabetized, fully-annotated listing of major terms in the Carey canon. Additional features include a listing of headwords, a Carey history, 44 reading and writing topics, and bibliographies of primary and secondary sources and index"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
Peter Carey, writer of such celebrated works as Oscar and Lucinda, the 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.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. v
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 3
Chronology of Carey's Life and Worksp. 5
Carey Genealogyp. 32
Peter Carey: A Literary Companionp. 33
Glossaryp. 297
Events in Carey's Historyp. 308
Writing and Research Topicsp. 313
Bibliographyp. 319
Indexp. 337
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