Bryan Appleyard interviewed Australian author, Peter Carey in The Sunday Times recently. The article was primarily to promote of Carey’s new novel, Parrot and Olivier, but it also discussed Carey’s writing career and his view that we currently have a ‘..culture produced by merchants..” .
The main character in his latest novel is based on Alexis de Tocqueville,who went to the US in the 1830s to study prisons. De Tocqueville, a French noble, wrote a book Democracy in America, which apparently is still used as a reference book in US schools. Continue reading