Gelder, Ken. “‘Trans-what?’ Sexuality and the Phallus in A Dutiful Daughter and The Flesheaters (Analysis of Novels by Thomas Keneally and David Ireland).” Southerly 49 (March, 1989): 3-15. Discusses Keneally’s work in the light of his representation of sexuality. Includes some references.
Petersson, Irmtraud.“‘White Ravens’ in a World of Violence: German Connections in Thomas Keneally’s Fiction.” Australian Literary Studies 14 (October, 1989): 160-173. Addresses the question of Keneally’s “cultural specificity” in his writing. Petersson discusses the historical and naturalist perspectives in Keneally’s works such as Schindler’s List and A Family Madness. Includes some reference information.
Pierce, Peter. Australian Melodramas: Thomas Keneally’s Fiction. St. Lucia, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 1995. Argues that Keneally uses techniques and situations of melodrama in the manner of nineteenth century writers such as Henrik Ibsen and Anton Chekhov. Contends that Keneally’s melodrama is a source of renewal and that the extreme moral choices, exaggerated characters, and grand scale of his fiction portray Australia itself and Australia in the larger world.
Quartermaine, Peter. Thomas Keneally. New York: Viking Penguin, 1991. A monograph that addresses Keneally’s life and major works.
Thorpe, Michael. Review of To Asmara, by Thomas Keneally. World Literature Today 64 (Spring, 1990): 360. Thorpe concentrates on Keneally as a “noncombatant novelist of war.” Includes references for further information on Eritrea and on Keneally.
Willbanks, Ray. Australian Voices. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1992. A collection of interviews with major Australian writers that includes an interview with Keneally in which he discusses views of art and his aims as a writer.