Lawson’s Joe Wilson : A Skeleton Novel


Wallace-Crabbe discusses the ways in which the stories of Joe Wilson and His Mates connect to produce a larger unified work. Lawson’s self-analysis in this work provides many of the intertextual connections based primarily on biographical knowledge. The common element in these stories is Joe Wilson’s attempts to “pull the threads of his past life into some shape”.

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Published 1 June 1964 in Volume 1 No. 3. Subjects: Alienation, Language & communication, Memories, Patience, Pessimism, Sense of failure, Unhappy marriages, Wit & humour.

Cite as: Wallace-Crabbe, Chris. ‘Lawson’s Joe Wilson : A Skeleton Novel.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 1, no. 3, 1964, doi: 10.20314/als.15e14f36a8.