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The Resource Collected short fiction, Gerald Murnane

Collected short fiction, Gerald Murnane

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Collected short fiction
Title
Collected short fiction
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Gerald Murnane
Title variation
Collected short fiction
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Regarded by many as Australia's most innovative writer of fiction, Gerald Murnane is largely known for such works as Tamarisk Row, The Plains, Inland Barley Patch and most recently, Border Districts. This collection brings together his shorter fictions for the first time. They include masterpieces like 'When the Mice Failed to Arrive', 'Stream System', 'Precious Bane', 'First Love', 'Emerald Blue', and 'The Interior of Gaaldine', a story which holds the key both to what writing fiction means for him, and to his decision to give it up, a decision that might have brought an end to his career as a writer. These works, most of which have been out of print for over twenty-five years, introduce the reader to the intricate contours of Murnane's imagination, the secrets that lie waiting in memory, and the disciplined and elaborate literary style by which he brings his discoveries to light. Yet for all the formality of his expression, there is no one to match Murnane in his sensitive portraits of parents, uncles and aunts, and children, and in his return to situations that contain anxiety, embarrassment or delight
Summary
This volume brings together Gerald Murnane's shorter works of fiction, most of which have been out of print for the past twenty five years. They include such masterpieces as 'When the Mice Failed to Arrive', 'Stream System', 'First Love', 'Emerald Blue', and 'The Interior of Gaaldine', a story which holds the key to the long break in Murnane's career, and points the way towards his later works, from Barley Patch to Border Districts. Much is made of Murnane's distinctive and elaborate style as a writer, but there is no one to match him in his sensitive portraits of family members - parents, uncles and aunts, and particularly children - and in his probing of situations which contain anxiety and embarrassment, shame or delight.
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10638141
Cataloging source
YDX
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1939-
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Murnane, Gerald
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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True
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  • Families
  • Family relationships
  • Parent and child
Target audience
adult
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collected short fiction
Label
Collected short fiction, Gerald Murnane
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
When the mice failed to arrive -- Stream system -- Land deal -- The only Adam -- Stone quarry -- Precious bane -- Cotters come no more -- There were some countries -- Finger web -- First love -- Velvet waters -- The white cattle of Uppington -- In far fields -- Pink lining -- Boy blue -- Emerald blue -- The interior of Gaaldine -- As it were a letter -- The boy's name was David -- Last letter to a niece
Control code
000062124581
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9781925336641
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1020313378
Label
Collected short fiction, Gerald Murnane
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When the mice failed to arrive -- Stream system -- Land deal -- The only Adam -- Stone quarry -- Precious bane -- Cotters come no more -- There were some countries -- Finger web -- First love -- Velvet waters -- The white cattle of Uppington -- In far fields -- Pink lining -- Boy blue -- Emerald blue -- The interior of Gaaldine -- As it were a letter -- The boy's name was David -- Last letter to a niece
Control code
000062124581
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9781925336641
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1020313378

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