Fabulating Beauty: Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey

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Index
Abbott, H. Porter 277
Aborigines xxiv, 7, 8, 34, 41, 41n23, 54, 55, 110, 218, 283, 302, 303, 304, 309, 310, 312, 339; absent from Bliss 146; in Oscar and Lucinda 54, 184, 186, 189, 190, 191, 192, 194, and superiority of myth-system in 48; in 30 Days in Sydney xxii, 27, 138, 323, 327, 328, 329; in We of the Never Never 95; adoption of Ned Kelly 309; current Australian concern with 26; and myth 48; myth of passivity 7; redefinition of status in Carey 41; suppressed blood connection with white settlers 8
absurd, the, in Carey's works 86, 87, 90, 132; in Bliss 89; in The Big Bazoohley 216; in Oscar and Lucinda 93, 192; in The Tax Inspector 99; in The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith 99, 204n9, 213; literalization of in film versions of Carey's work 91; in Murray Bail 151; in Thomas Pynchon 87
academia, Carey's uneasy relationship to 9, 10
Ackroyd, Peter 4, 345
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie 325
advertising, and Roland Barthes 35; Carey's experience of 119; influence of, on Carey's short fiction 120; in Bliss 90, 139, 143, 145, 263, 331
aesthetic, moral, conducive to earlier forms of fiction 98
aesthetic, postmodernist 83, 85, 99, 119; aesthetic surface central to postmodernism 87; film resistant to 83, 84, 96
aesthetic, realist or modernist, conducive to film adaptation 98, 100
aesthetics, and totalitarianism 108
Africa, presence in “Kristu-Du” 104
Agamben, Giorgio 109
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll) 221
alienation, in Carey 87, 98, 99, 107; Carey's view of 121; in Carey's short stories 121, 123; in Bliss 145; in Bliss and film version 91; in Oscar and Lucinda 93; in “A Windmill in the West” 126; in Helen Garner's Monkey Grip 97; of postmodern protagonist 85; under turbocapitalism 344
allegory, in Carey 60n16; not intrinsic part of Carey's literary design 15; Christian forms absent from Carey's fiction 60; in Jack Maggs (Ma Britten) 238, 256; in My Life as a Fake 15, 45, 342, 343; in The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith 39 (US–Australian relations), 164, 210, 212, 286
allusion, biblical/Christian, in Carey 53–69; and irony 61, 63; as narrational devices 53, 54; in Bliss 63; in My Life as a Fake 15; in Oscar and Lucinda 56, 58; in The Tax Inspector 66, 67
allusions, cultural 167; in Carey 14; to Dickens, in Jack Maggs 10; to Dickens, in My Life as a Fake 43; in True History of the Kelly Gang 6 (Shakespeare), 42; in The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith 203; in Murray Bail's Homesickness 155
alphabet of culture xxx, 34–49

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