The Beautiful Climate single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1966 1966
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  • Appears in:
    y Modern Australian Writing Geoffrey Dutton (editor), London : Collins , 1966 Z403049 1966 anthology poetry short story London : Collins , 1966 pg. 217-230
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    y My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z1067493 1985 anthology poetry short story Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 pg. 528-536
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    y Eclipsed : Two Centuries of Australian Women's Fiction C. J. Burns (editor), Marygai McNamara (editor), Sydney : Collins , 1988 Z446860 1988 anthology short story humour satire Sydney : Collins , 1988 pg. 386-397
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    y The Oxford Book of Australian Short Stories Michael Wilding (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1994 Z92140 1994 anthology short story criticism extract poetry crime humour South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1994 pg. 184-192
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    y Contemporary Australian Short Stories S. K. Sareen (editor), New Delhi : Affiliated East-West Press , 2001 Z895590 2001 anthology short story New Delhi : Affiliated East-West Press , 2001 pg. 44-57
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    y A Few Days in the Country : And Other Stories Elizabeth Harrower , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2015 8702143 2015 selected work short story

    '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)

    Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2015
    pg. 103-120
  • Appears in:
    y Kill Your Darlings no. 23 October 2015 8992177 2015 periodical issue 2015 pg. 113-130

Works about this Work

The Australian Midsummer Dream : From Beach Shack to Titania's Palace Sue Hosking , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Something Rich and Strange : Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes 2009; (p. 35-46)
Discusses two short stories and the ways in which romantic views of beach summer happiness is questioned and undermined in each of them.
The Australian Midsummer Dream : From Beach Shack to Titania's Palace Sue Hosking , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Something Rich and Strange : Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes 2009; (p. 35-46)
Discusses two short stories and the ways in which romantic views of beach summer happiness is questioned and undermined in each of them.
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