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The Resource Jovial harbinger of doom : stories, by Laurie Clancy ; selected and edited by Richard Freadman

Jovial harbinger of doom : stories, by Laurie Clancy ; selected and edited by Richard Freadman

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Jovial harbinger of doom : stories
Title
Jovial harbinger of doom
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
by Laurie Clancy ; selected and edited by Richard Freadman
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Language
eng
Summary
A master of melancholic wit, Laurie Clancy was one of Australia's most versatile short story writers. If realism was his artistic staple, he had a genius for farce and the mock-heroic, and was remarkably adept at magic realism, postmodern experimentation and the fiction of ideas. Equally at home in the pub, the seminar room, literary journals and the columns of daily newspapers, Clancy was a wickedly astute but compassionate and ultimately good-humoured guide to the vagaries of the human heart, both at home and abroad. This posthumous selection shows him in his pomp as a practitioner of fiction's shorter forms
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1942-
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Clancy, Laurie
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no index present
Literary form
short stories
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1951-
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Freadman, Richard
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  • Short stories, Australian
  • Australia
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Jovial harbinger of doom : stories, by Laurie Clancy ; selected and edited by Richard Freadman
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volume
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text
Contents
Clancy departs dog eat bone world -- How's the little girl? -- Uncle Dave's funeral -- Showing -- Norwegian wood -- Gambling -- The Macbeth performance -- Master of deception -- The vigil -- First love -- Hitch-hiking -- The Trevalen party -- Unique to New Zealand -- Death the leveller -- The academic dinner party -- How I nearly got to meet Norman Mailer -- The annual literary test match -- Six and the single luncher -- Home after twelve months away -- In Barcelona -- Living with the De Stoops -- The culture and customs of Harbhistan -- Mother Raymond -- The man who would be a fish -- At the Persian grill -- The burden -- Cunning linguists -- The astronaut returns to earth -- A question of principle -- Commitment -- Spinning Jenny -- The wife specialist -- The goose girl -- You left me shining -- Sweet deceit comes calling -- A full house beats an empty house -- The Christmas present -- My sister Catherine -- Loyalties -- Teddies -- Access -- The play's the thing -- En route -- Dogs -- Dog fight -- The auto-eulogy
Control code
000053563927
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9780992557959
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Jovial harbinger of doom : stories, by Laurie Clancy ; selected and edited by Richard Freadman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Clancy departs dog eat bone world -- How's the little girl? -- Uncle Dave's funeral -- Showing -- Norwegian wood -- Gambling -- The Macbeth performance -- Master of deception -- The vigil -- First love -- Hitch-hiking -- The Trevalen party -- Unique to New Zealand -- Death the leveller -- The academic dinner party -- How I nearly got to meet Norman Mailer -- The annual literary test match -- Six and the single luncher -- Home after twelve months away -- In Barcelona -- Living with the De Stoops -- The culture and customs of Harbhistan -- Mother Raymond -- The man who would be a fish -- At the Persian grill -- The burden -- Cunning linguists -- The astronaut returns to earth -- A question of principle -- Commitment -- Spinning Jenny -- The wife specialist -- The goose girl -- You left me shining -- Sweet deceit comes calling -- A full house beats an empty house -- The Christmas present -- My sister Catherine -- Loyalties -- Teddies -- Access -- The play's the thing -- En route -- Dogs -- Dog fight -- The auto-eulogy
Control code
000053563927
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9780992557959
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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