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dc.contributor.authorMatthews, Brian Ernest
dc.date.accessioned2006-10-06T03:11:36Z
dc.date.available2006-10-06T03:11:36Z
dc.date.issued2003-02
dc.identifier.citationMatthews, Brian 2003. Wide World of Clarke. Review of "The Tournament" by John Clarke. 'Australian Book Review', No 248, February, 38.en
dc.identifier.issn0155-2864
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/1355
dc.description.abstractIn the first few pages of this extraordinary and daring piece of work, John Clarke effortlessly maps out the ground rules simply by taking the whole thing as read. There is no anxiety to explain massive anachronisms, outlandish juxtapositions, wild propositions: these are part of the satirist’s armoury.The form of the narrative - essentially, game following game, however bizarre the match-ups - runs the risk of an eventual flagging, a sameness, but nothing could be further from the truth. An immense, continuous and renewing energy flows from these various dimensions of wit, allusiveness, gags and uncomfortable historical reference; not to mention the fixtures themselves, which throw up new diversions just when the joke might have lagged. In the end, the winner is certainly not tennis. But game, set, match and championship: J. Clarke.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralia Council, La Trobe University, National Library of Australia, Holding Redlich, Arts Victoriaen
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dc.publisherAustralian Book Reviewen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNo 248en
dc.subjectAustralianen
dc.subjectBook Reviewsen
dc.subjectPublishingen
dc.subject.otherAustralian Standard Research Classification > 420200 Literature Studies > 420202 Australia and New Zealanden
dc.titleWide World of Clarke. "The Tournament" by John Clarke. [review]en
dc.typeArticleen


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