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Published 1 October 1983 in Volume 11 No. 2. Subjects: Creative writing process, Intertextuality, Literary forms & genres, Literary techniques, structures & modes, Postmodernism, Short story writing.
Cite as: Dovey, Teresa. ‘An Infinite Onion : Narrative Structure in Peter Carey’s Fiction.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 11, no. 2, 1983. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.15fa0c65e7.
Examines patterns in the relationship between newspaper accounts of sensational crimes and crime fiction published in the late 1880s.
IT is only just that an argument about phantoms begin by introducing its own ghosts. Shakespeare's Hamlet and Macbeth prowl the shadows of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations and Peter Carey's Jack Maggs, the novels that are my central subject…