Conrad, Peter

Tagged: Author

(1948-    ) Australian teacher and author, in UK since 1968, where he has taught English at Christ Church, Oxford since 1973. His best nonfiction focuses on music and film; his one novel of sf interest, Underworld (1992), focuses on the metaphysics of urban life in the context of a City located, as far as can be told, in the midst of an abstractly envisioned Ruined Earth. Baroque twists of plot, and figures half-emblematic of legend, generate a rich but ultimately tentative portrayal of an urban world both static and in extremis. [JC]

Peter Conrad

born Hobart, Tasmania: 1948

died

works

  • Underworld (London: Chatto and Windus, 1992) [hb/]

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