The unhallowed art : literature and literary fakes in Australia

Takolander, Maria 2005, The unhallowed art : literature and literary fakes in Australia, Text, no. Special Issue No 4, pp. 102-114.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title The unhallowed art : literature and literary fakes in Australia
Author(s) Takolander, MariaORCID iD for Takolander, Maria
Journal name Text
Issue number Special Issue No 4
Start page 102
End page 114
Total pages 14 p.
Publisher School of Arts, Griffith University
Place of publication Gold Coast, Qld.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1327-9556
Summary The fiction of Peter Carey is peopled by the unhallowed; by ghosts and the ghostly. In Bliss (1981), Carey presents us with the Dantesque trials of an advertising executive after he has a heart attack on his front lawn. In The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith (1994), phantom nations are inhabited by simulacra. In True History of the Kelly Gang (2001), a dead bushranger talks. Carey's My Life as a Fake (2003), the subject of this essay, gives us an apotheosis of this literary habit of bringing the unliving to life. It presents us with the flesh-and-blood, machete-wielding, gladiatorial figure of Bob McCorkle, a poet created as a literary hoax.

Language eng
Field of Research 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950503
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, The Author
Persistent URL

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Faculty of Arts and Education
School of Communication and Creative Arts
Connect to link resolver
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 995 Abstract Views, 30 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 07 Jul 2008, 08:44:43 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact