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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'One day, Alice said, ‘Eric Lane wants to take me to—’

'For the first time, her mother attended, standing still.

'Eric was brought to the house, and Eric and Alice were married before there was time to say ‘knife’. How did it happen? She tried to trace it back. She was watching her mother performing for Eric, and then (she always paused here in her mind), somehow, she woke up married and in another house.

'Internationally acclaimed for her five brilliant novels, Elizabeth Harrower is also the author of a small body of short fiction. A Few Days in the Country brings together for the first time her stories published in Australian journals in the 1960s and 1970s, along with those from her archives—including ‘Alice’, published for the first time earlier this year in the New Yorker.

'Essential reading for Harrower fans, these finely turned pieces show a broader range than the novels, ranging from caustic satires to gentler explorations of friendship.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Fun of the Fair, Elizabeth Harrower , 2015 single work short story (p. 1-14)
The City at Night, Elizabeth Harrower , 2015 single work short story (p. 33-40)
Summertime, Elizabeth Harrower , 2015 single work short story (p. 41-58)
The North Sea, Elizabeth Harrower , 2015 single work short story (p. 59-76)
The Cornucopia, Elizabeth Harrower , 2015 single work short story (p. 77-102)
The Beautiful Climate, Elizabeth Harrower , 1966 single work short story (p. 103-120)
Lance Harper, His Story, Elizabeth Harrower , 1962 single work short story (p. 121-132)
The Cost of Things, Elizabeth Harrower , 1967 single work short story (p. 133-154)
English Lesson, Elizabeth Harrower , 1965 single work short story (p. 155-164)
'It Is Margaret', Elizabeth Harrower , 2015 single work short story (p. 165-182)
A Few Days in the Country, Elizabeth Harrower , 1977 single work short story (p. 184-203)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2016 .
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      Extent: 224p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 March 2016
      ISBN: 9781925355550

Works about this Work

Three Generations of Sydney Women Finalists for the 2016 Kibble Literary Award Susan Wyndam , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 7 June 2016;
'Three generations of Sydney women are represented on the shortlist for the $30,000 Kibble Literary Award for women's life writing. ...'
Stella Achievement for Author Who Returned from Exile Rosemary Neill , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 March 2016; (p. 14)
The Forked Garden Path : Jonathan Dunk Reviews ‘A Few Days in the Country: And Other Stories’ by Elizabeth Harrower Jonathan Dunk , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , July-September no. 19 2016;

— Review of A Few Days in the Country : And Other Stories Elizabeth Harrower 2015 selected work short story
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 December 2015; (p. 26)

— Review of The Women's Pages Debra Adelaide 2015 single work novel ; A Few Days in the Country : And Other Stories Elizabeth Harrower 2015 selected work short story
How Best to Behave Bernadette Brennan , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 377 2015; (p. 23)

— Review of A Few Days in the Country : And Other Stories Elizabeth Harrower 2015 selected work short story
Acute Pictures That Delve into the Marrow Felicity Plunkett , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 28-29 November 2015; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 November 2015; (p. 24-25)

— Review of A Few Days in the Country : And Other Stories Elizabeth Harrower 2015 selected work short story
Not Remotely Cheered by the Social Order John Freeman , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 October - 1 November 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of A Few Days in the Country : And Other Stories Elizabeth Harrower 2015 selected work short story
Sharp Focus on the Abuse of Power Owen Richardson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 25 October 2015; (p. 17)

— Review of A Few Days in the Country : And Other Stories Elizabeth Harrower 2015 selected work short story
Sharp Focus on the Abuse of Power Owen Richardson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 25 October 2015; (p. 17)

— Review of A Few Days in the Country : And Other Stories Elizabeth Harrower 2015 selected work short story
Not Remotely Cheered by the Social Order John Freeman , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 October - 1 November 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of A Few Days in the Country : And Other Stories Elizabeth Harrower 2015 selected work short story
Acute Pictures That Delve into the Marrow Felicity Plunkett , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 28-29 November 2015; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 November 2015; (p. 24-25)

— Review of A Few Days in the Country : And Other Stories Elizabeth Harrower 2015 selected work short story
How Best to Behave Bernadette Brennan , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 377 2015; (p. 23)

— Review of A Few Days in the Country : And Other Stories Elizabeth Harrower 2015 selected work short story
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 December 2015; (p. 26)

— Review of The Women's Pages Debra Adelaide 2015 single work novel ; A Few Days in the Country : And Other Stories Elizabeth Harrower 2015 selected work short story
The Forked Garden Path : Jonathan Dunk Reviews ‘A Few Days in the Country: And Other Stories’ by Elizabeth Harrower Jonathan Dunk , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , July-September no. 19 2016;

— Review of A Few Days in the Country : And Other Stories Elizabeth Harrower 2015 selected work short story
Stella Achievement for Author Who Returned from Exile Rosemary Neill , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 March 2016; (p. 14)
Three Generations of Sydney Women Finalists for the 2016 Kibble Literary Award Susan Wyndam , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 7 June 2016;
'Three generations of Sydney women are represented on the shortlist for the $30,000 Kibble Literary Award for women's life writing. ...'
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