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By Susan Lever

ISBN-10: 1934043982

ISBN-13: 9781934043981

David Foster is the main unique, demanding, contradictory, risk-taking and infuriating Australian novelist of his iteration. to this point he has released twelve novels, 3 collections of novellas and brief tales, books of poetry, and a set of essays, with numerous produced radio performs. Foster writes in an Australian culture of idiosyncratic satire and comedy which may be traced in the course of the paintings of Joseph Furphy, Miles Franklin, Xavier Herbert and David eire. His novels are the main wide-ranging and fearless of the Australian novels that experience contributed to the overdue twentieth-century re-assessment of Western ideologies and the literary kinds during which they're expressed. during this first severe examine of David Foster's works, Professor Susan Lever steers us into penetrating the mysteries of Foster's fiction, and offers counsel to readers keen to strategy them. The ebook examines the contradictory nature of his commitments and pursuits as expressed ordinarily in his novels. every one of his works of fiction and poetry within the order of booklet (except for The Adventures of Christian Rosy move and The light Blue Crochet Coathanger hide that are mentioned with related novels) are mentioned. the advance of Foster's philosophical principles and strategy as a novelist over the 35 years of his writing lifestyles up to now is undefined. The booklet additionally examines Foster's letters to Geoffrey Dutton early in his occupation; his interviews and essays offer a number of the heritage to those novels. The booklet additionally furnishes a feeling of the Australian context for his paintings. a short biography of Foster's formative years and a dialogue of his method of satire can also be included.

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