Boundary Crossing: The Novels of David Foster


Discusses the 'comprehensive version of reality' presented by Foster's novels, arguing that 'Foster's methodology insists upon a fall from work to play, or strictly, a fall from play to work because his abiding ideological concern revolves around the typology of the Fall'. The essay aims to 'promote Foster's claims to critical attention by foregrounding the Fall, the original occasion of multiplying dualisms, as the context in which Foster locates his texts'.

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Published 1 May 1993 in Volume 16 No. 1. Subjects: Bible, Characterisation, Dualism, Greek myths, Narrative techniques.

Cite as: Shaw, Narelle. ‘Boundary Crossing: The Novels of David Foster.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 16, no. 1, 1993, doi: 10.20314/als.27f4c8c15a.