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The Resource This water : five tales, Beverly Farmer

This water : five tales, Beverly Farmer

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This water : five tales
Title
This water
Title remainder
five tales
Statement of responsibility
Beverly Farmer
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This water is the last work of fiction by Beverley Farmer, one of Australia's great prose stylists, and a pioneer of women's writing in this country. It is a collection of five interwoven tales, three of them novellas. Each has a woman at its centre: in each, the women speak, act, think for themselves, in opposing or escaping from an oppressive authority. One tale, set on the south coast of Victoria, is animated by the legend of the Great Silkie; another finds its rebellious princess in Lake Annaghmakerrig in Ireland; a third has Clytemnestra as its central figure, mourning the daughter sacrificed by her husband Agamemnon so that he could go to war with Troy - surely one of the great laments in Australian literature. References to water and stone, ice and fire, light and darkness are woven throughout the collection, as are figures and images from myth and fairy tale - kings and brides, swans and seals, a ring of gold, 'the blood red of her silks' - their power evoked by repetition and resonance, and the remarkable rhythms of Farmer's language
Writing style
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10563927
Cataloging source
ANL
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1941-
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Farmer, Beverley
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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True
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  • Mythology
  • Motherhood
  • Femininity
  • Women's role
Target audience
adult
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five tales
Label
This water : five tales, Beverly Farmer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A ring of gold -- This water -- The blood red of her silks -- Tongue of blood -- The ice bridge -- Acknowledgements
Control code
000059781680
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925336313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)975137819
Label
This water : five tales, Beverly Farmer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A ring of gold -- This water -- The blood red of her silks -- Tongue of blood -- The ice bridge -- Acknowledgements
Control code
000059781680
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925336313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)975137819

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