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Title: Untrimmed detail
Authors: Dooley, Gillian Mary
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Issue Date: Dec-2002
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Dooley, Gillian 2002. Untrimmed Detail. Review of "Matthew Flinders' Cat" by Bryce Courtenay. 'Australian Book Review', No 247, December, 57.
Series/Report no.: No 247
Abstract: Halfway through "Matthew Flinders' Cat", the protagonist admits that, when writing, he finds it 'almost impossible to leave out what others might think of as superfluous detail. It was, he knew, self-indulgence.' Is this a moment of self-directed irony on Bryce Courtenay's part, or a case of the pot calling the kettle black? This novel brims with 'superfluous detail', and there is little attempt to curb the flow of information.
Description: Gillian Dooley, Sydney, Trim, High Court Judge, Salvation Army, homeless, homelessness
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1306
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 247 - December 2002 / January 2003
Australian Book Review

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