Publication Details

Sharrad, P, Lion or Mouse? The Circus worlds of Salman Rushdie and Peter Carey, 'Fabulous Risk' circus conference, December 2006, University of Wollongong. Under consideration for publication in proceedings.


A reading of Rushdie's 'Shalimar the Clown' and Carey's 'The Unusual Life of Tristram Smith' as fictional uses of the circus, dramatising the writer's role and allegorising political dynamics of terrorism and postcolonial liberation.