An Infinite Onion: Narrative Structure in Peter Carey’s Fiction


Discusses Carey's approach to writing narrative and about narrative, focusing on Harry Joy's stories in Bliss. Dovey shows how the novel foregrounds the 'art of the designer' through its mythic framework, which brings into contact multiple and often contradictory fictions told by many people.

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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, Peter Carey.

Cite as: Dovey, Teresa. ‘An Infinite Onion: Narrative Structure in Peter Carey’s Fiction.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 11, no. 2, 1983, doi: 10.20314/als.15fa0c65e7.