This article highlights the original contribution of Australian-born novelist Peter Carey to the debate over historical fiction, with particular emphasis on Parrot and Olivier in America. Through a picaresque retelling of the French historian Alexis de Tocqueville’s early life and journey to America, the narrative subtends the questioning of historiography as both an objective report of events and a set of prearranged metaphors borrowed from literary rhetoric, in favour of an ironic re-enactment of the past.
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Carey Peter
- Australian Literature
- Tocqueville Alexis de