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Karen Harle

Karen Harle studied the grotesque in Australian literature in the 1980s.

Karen Harle reviews 'The Search for Harry Allway' by Alex Buzo

December 1985–January 1986, no. 77 01 December 1985
This is a first novel from Alexander Buzo, the playwright of the 1960s and 1970s who gave vitriol a new status in the Australian vernacular and who, through characters like Coralie Landsdowne (Coralie Landsdowne Says No) and Edward Martello (Martello Towers), raised pretentious speech to new levels of social acceptability. In a published comment on audience reception to Martello Towers, Buzo descr ... (read more)