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Peter Carey (1) (1943–)

Autor(a) de True History of the Kelly Gang

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About the Author

Peter Carey was born on May 7, 1943 in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia. His first two books, The Fat Man in History (1974) and War Crimes (1979), were short story collections. His first novel, Bliss, was published in 1982. At the time he was balancing his writing career with the operation of an mostrar mais advertising agency in Sydney, and his books were not generally known outside of Australia. He began to receive international attention when Illywhacker was published in 1985. He won the Booker Prize in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda and in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang. His other works include The Tax Inspector, Parrot and Olivier in America, and The Chemistry of Tears. He also won the Miles Franklin Award three times. In 2015 he made the Australian Book Designers Association Award shortlist for his title Amnesia. This title also made the 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlist. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Peter Carey

True History of the Kelly Gang (2000) 4,235 exemplares
Oscar and Lucinda (1988) 4,123 exemplares
Jack Maggs (1997) 1,753 exemplares
Parrot and Olivier in America (2009) 1,740 exemplares
My Life as a Fake (2003) 1,501 exemplares
Theft: A Love Story (2006) 1,324 exemplares
Illywhacker (1985) 1,203 exemplares
Bliss (1981) 963 exemplares
The Tax Inspector (1991) 827 exemplares
His Illegal Self (2008) 750 exemplares
The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith (1994) 713 exemplares
The Chemistry of Tears (2012) 700 exemplares
Wrong About Japan (2004) 591 exemplares

Associated Works

Plainsong (1999) — Introdução, algumas edições5,567 exemplares
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuidor — 627 exemplares
Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-Short Stories (1989) — Contribuidor — 213 exemplares
Granta 70: Australia - The New New World (2000) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
Granta 24: Inside Intelligence (1988) — Contribuidor — 151 exemplares
Granta 108: Chicago (2009) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
Know the Past, Find the Future: The New York Public Library at 100 (2011) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
The Granta Book of the Family (1995) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
The Penguin Century of Australian Stories (2000) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (2007) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
The Best Australian Science Fiction: A Fifty Year Collection (2004) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
Centaurus: The Best of Australian SF (1999) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Into the Widening World: International Coming-of-Age Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Oscar and Lucinda [1997 film] — Original book — 25 exemplares
Australian Love Stories: An Anthology (1997) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Classic Australian Short Stories (1974) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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Carey, Peter Philip
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australië
Locais de residência
Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Queensland, Australia
London, England, UK
New York, New York, USA (mostrar todos 7)
Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia
Geelong Grammar School
Monash University
short-story writer
advertising copywriter
creative writing teacher (New York University)
writing instructor (Princeton University)
director of MFA program (Hunter College)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (2016)
Order of Australia
Prémios e menções honrosas
Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (1989)
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Man Booker International Prize Finalist (2007, 2009)
Amanda Urban (ICM)

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Peter Carey is an Australian novelist. Carey has won the Miles Franklin Award three times and is frequently named as Australia's next contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Carey won his first Booker Prize in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda, and won for the second time in 2001 with True History of the Kelly Gang. In May 2008 he was nominated for the Best of the Booker Prize. In addition to writing fiction, he collaborated on the screenplay of the film Until the End of the World with Wim Wenders and is executive director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Hunter College, part of the City University of New York.



November 2015: Peter Carey em Monthly Author Reads (Janeiro 2022)
Peter Carey's "Wrong About Japan" em Japanese Culture (Fevereiro 2010)


Sydney, and Australia even, have not been high on my hit-list of must-see places. Till now. Now Peter Carey's made me want to go. This is a thoroughly idiosyncratic take on the city. You won't read about its monuments or its foodie credentials. But you will have a take on its history and how it came from being home to the aboriginal people to a convict settlement, to a busy and often beautiful city on a stunning coastline. This via a series of escapades and conversations with groups of old friends there. It's pacey, funny, eccentric. Read it.… (mais)
Margaret09 | 5 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
An entertaining picaresque novel, in which a French nobleman, Olivier de Garmont, and John Larrit, an Englishman with a most complicated and difficult past lived variously in England, Australia and France, find their lives inextricably linked.

Parrot, or Perriquet, as Larrit often calls himself, is a reluctant servant, whose real talent is as an engraver. Garmont is loosely based on the life of aristocrat Alexis de Toqueville, and is an unlikely commentator on the state of American prisons and democratic society. A nobleman brought up with no democratic ideals, but plenty of neuroses, Olivier finds life in America difficult until he falls in love. Parrot is the man he constantly refers to and summons back when life gets tough.

Unable either to live together or without each other, the two men live through adventurous times in improbable but entertaining ways. The novel is also something of a commentary on France and America during a period of transition. A playful, entertaining and often thought-provoking read.
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Margaret09 | 68 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
Delightful. Carey has always been terrific to read and this is another highly pleasurable and thought provoking novel. In terms of style and delivery there is a little of John Irving about him.
DavidRFWarner | 68 outras críticas | Mar 20, 2024 |
The Catchprices; a lowlife Australian family all of whom have been sexually abused by their father. They run a second hand car sales business out of some urban sprawl industrial area on the outskirts of Sidney. They are being investigated by Maria Takis a heavily pregnant tax office official. The abusive father is dead, his 86 year old wife Frieda still lives with the family and carries around a block of gelignite in her handbag. The youngest son Benny; lives in a filthy basement below the workshops and is mentally disturbed, Vish his elder brother has become a member of the local Hare Krishna group while Cathy the eldest daughter is a member of a Country music band, but feels tied to the business and dares not go on the road. Its all bat shit crazy.

The story follows Maria's three day investigation. It is obvious that Cathy and her husband Howie have been fiddling their tax returns. Maria the tax inspector is resentful at having to investigate such a crummy enterprise, she is used to dealing with much smarter and richer operators. Benny wants to fuck Maria, Frieda wants to blow up the business, Vish does not want to get drawn back into the nightmare family, Uncle Jack a successful property dealer appears on the scene and fall in love with Maria, Sarkis desperate for a job is hired by Frieda and is tortured by Benny, resentful at being fired by his sister: the craziness goes on and on and on..................................

The plot builds to a violent crescendo and although I get that this is a satire of sorts, it is written so graphically and exuberantly; with enough realism that makes it seem all too feasible for this reader. It is certainly not a good take on Australia or on humanity as a whole and for me it felt like the author was enjoying a little too much the shit show that he was depicting. Ugh not for me, but three stars for the quality of the writing.
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baswood | 10 outras críticas | Mar 18, 2024 |


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