Christos Tsiolkas and the Fiction of Critique: Politics, Obscenity, Celebrity (Anthem Australian Humanities Research) (Paperback)

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Christos Tsiolkas is one of the most recognizable and internationally successful literary novelists working in Australia today. He is also one of the country's most politically engaged writers. These terms - recognition, commercial success, political engagement - suggest a relationship to forms of public discourse that belies the extremely confronting nature of much of Tsiolkas's fiction and his deliberate attempt to cultivate a literary persona oriented to notions of blasphemy, obscenity and what could broadly be called a pornographic sensibility. 'Christos Tsiolkas and the Fiction of Critique' traces these contradictions against Tsiolkas's acute sense of the waning of working-class identity, and reads his work as a sustained examination of the ways in which literature might express an opposition to capitalist modernity.

About the Author


Andrew McCann is a professor in the Department of English at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781783084043
ISBN-10: 1783084049
Publisher: Anthem Press
Publication Date: June 15th, 2015
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Anthem Australian Humanities Research