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  • Author: David Malouf http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/malouf-david
Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Here are nine haunting stories from the award-winning author of "Remembering Babylon," in which history and geography, as well as the past and the present, combine and often collide, illuminating the landscape and revealing the character of Australia.

'An eleven-year-old boy sees his father in his own elongated shadow only to realize that he will not return from the war. In a parting moment, a young woman hired to "marry" vacationing soldiers, grasps the weight of the word "woe." When a failing farmer senselessly murders a wandering aborigine, he imperils his son but discovers in the spring of sympathy that follows the power to influence others.

'Wise and moving, startling and lyrical, "Dream Stuff" reverberates with the unpredictability of human experience, revealing people who are shaped by the mysterious rhythms of nature as well as the ghosts of their own pasts.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the London,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Chatto and Windus , 2000 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
At Schindler's, David Malouf , 2000 single work short story (p. 1-24)
Closer, David Malouf , 1999 single work short story (p. 25-32)
Dream Stuff, David Malouf , 2000 single work short story (p. 33-63)
Night Training, David Malouf , 1986-1987 single work short story (p. 64-73)
Sally's Story, David Malouf , 2000 single work short story (p. 74-92)
Jacko's Reach, David Malouf , 1998 single work short story (p. 93-100)
Lone Pine, David Malouf , 2000 single work short story (p. 101-115)
Blacksoil Country, David Malouf , 2000 single work short story (p. 116-130)
Great Day, David Malouf , 2000 single work short story (p. 131-185)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Pantheon Books , 2000 .
      Extent: 185p.
      ISBN: 0375420533
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Vintage , 2001 .
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      Extent: 234p.
      ISBN: 0099289903(pbk.)
Alternative title: La materia dei sogni
Language: Italian

Works about this Work

David Malouf and the Poetics of Possibility Bill Ashcroft , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 2 2014;

'The essay addresses the poetic dimension of David Malouf's novels, suggesting that a poetics of possibility can be found in all his work. The poetics of possibility is a function both of Malouf’s thematic interest in the future and of his use of poetic language to draw the reader to imagine various kinds of ways of experiencing and knowing the world. The essay draws upon the philosophy of Ernst Bloch to illuminate the utopian dimension of Malouf’s work, whether in seeing the radiance of possibility in simple objects, the silent ‘presence’ at the centre of language, or the possibility of a different kind of future that Australian society might have experienced.' (Publication abstract)

In/On/Of – The Mixed Poetics of Australian Spaces; or How I Found the Cubby. A Fictocritical Essay on White Australian (Un)Belonging Catherine Noske , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 13 no. 2 2013;
'The white Australian relationship with landscape is complicated by notions of belonging and ‘unbelonging’; while literary representations are often marked by complex, conflicting emotions. Defining and shaping these relationships are the prepositions with which we characterize separate spaces, each one signalling a different power balance and attitude, linked directly through language to the colonial past. Responding to the poetics of Australian spaces put forward in Jennifer Rutherford’s and Barbara Holloway’s Halfway House, this paper offers the heterotopia as one possible re-conceptualization of Australian space. Heterotopias focus on that which functions above and beyond the everyday, combining internal (emotional) and external (physical) constructions of space to create sites of importance to society. They juxtapose the fixed with the mutable and create a discourse of relation between the various spaces of our world. The cubby is such a space of juxtaposition, closed and intimate in its nature as a highly personal space, and yet simultaneously based within wider social relations and part of a highly normative childhood experience. In examining the cubby as a heterotopic space through a fictocritical remembrance of my own childhood, this paper attempts to represent both the complexity of belonging as a sensation for white Australians and the ‘heterochronic’ reality of the postcolonial nation.' (Author's abstract)
Sacred Ground : An Exploration Veronica Brady , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 86 2006; (p. 91-98, notes [185-188])
David Malouf Ramona Koval (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Tasting Life Twice : Conversations with Remarkable Writers 2005; (p. 103-113)
Absences, Silences and Dreams in David Malouf's Dream Stuff V. Padma , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Interfaces 2004; (p. 77-83)
In examining the stories contained in the collection Dream Stuff, Padma concludes that most of them 'can be seen as a movement towards a deeper awareness and realisation of the inherent "human-ness" in all relationships - something every multicultural society needs to move towards ...'
David Malouf, History, and an Ethics of the Body Andrew Taylor , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Imagining Australia : Literature and Culture in the New New World 2004; (p. 67-81)
Delicate Prose Rhianna Boyle , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , August vol. 4 no. 1 2003;

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
David Malouf's Dream Stuff Matt Sullivan , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 10 no. 1 2002; (p. 12-13)
Untitled Todd Crowell , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Asian Review of Books

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
y David Malouf's Dream Stuff Insight Text Guides – Dream Stuff Kate Macdonell , Robert Beardwood , Mentone : Insight Publications , 2001 6897164 2001 single work criticism
New in Paperback Aviva Tuffield , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 230 2001; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Greene on Capri : A Memoir Shirley Hazzard 2000 single work biography ; Conditions of Faith Alex Miller 2000 single work novel ; Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story ; Stravinsky's Lunch Drusilla Modjeska 1999 single work biography
Fashion Victim Louis Nowra , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 March 2000; (p. 8)
Dreaming Wholeness : David Malouf's New Stories John Scheckter , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Autumn vol. 74 no. 4 2000; (p. 741-748) Twayne Companion to Contemporary World Literature 2003; (p. 810-818)
Discusses intersections of Western and Aboriginal perceptions and influences in Malouf's story collection.
What Dreams May Come : David Malouf's Dream Stuff Peter Pierce , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Autumn vol. 74 no. 4 2000; (p. 751-757)
Argues that Malouf's story collection is an exploration fo the perplexities of individual perception, consciousness, and conscience rather than of other kinds of burdens of social, communal life, suggesting a 'testing stage of imaginative transition through which Malouf is presently working' (752). Dream Stuff 'challenges us most of all to confront a perception that now seems central to Malouf's work, a kind of gentle yet implacable skepticism about the reality of the social world' (757).
'A Delicate Business' : David Malouf's Shorter Prose Paul Sharrad , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Autumn vol. 74 no. 4 2000; (p. 759-768)
Argues that Malouf's shorter fiction, 'being more inclined toward the telling image than towards discursiveness, is able more consciously to tap into his creative strengths and provide new insights into old experiences' (760).
Brief Malouf Katharine England , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 March 2000; (p. 23)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
Lure of Times Past Judith White , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 March 2000; (p. 14)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
A Net that Captures Meanings Marion Halligan , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 March 2000; (p. 28)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
The Rhythms of Life Olga Lorenzo , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 March 2000; (p. 7)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story ; Untold Tales David Malouf 1999 selected work short story
Shock of Recognition Peter Craven , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 April 2000; (p. 10)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
Delicate Prose Rhianna Boyle , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , August vol. 4 no. 1 2003;

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
Untitled Todd Crowell , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Asian Review of Books

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
Brief Malouf Katharine England , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 March 2000; (p. 23)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
Lure of Times Past Judith White , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 March 2000; (p. 14)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
A Net that Captures Meanings Marion Halligan , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 March 2000; (p. 28)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
The Rhythms of Life Olga Lorenzo , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 March 2000; (p. 7)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story ; Untold Tales David Malouf 1999 selected work short story
Shock of Recognition Peter Craven , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 April 2000; (p. 10)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
Untitled Barry Oakley , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , April vol. 5 no. 3 2000; (p. 24)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
The Burdens of the Bush Michael Kerrigan , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 14 April no. 5063 2000; (p. 26)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
Mind Bender Mandy Sayer , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 March vol. 118 no. 6217 2000; (p. 107)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
In Dreams Begin Reconciliations Ihab Hassan , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 219 2000; (p. 39-40)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
Acts of Noticing : A Consideration of Some Recent Australian Fiction Carmel MacDonald-Grahame , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 45 no. 2000; (p. 23-36)

— Review of The Red Heart Rosie Scott 1999 selected work essay autobiography ; Untold Tales David Malouf 1999 selected work short story ; Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story ; Blue : a novel Ken Spillman 1999 single work novel ; Freedom Highway Nigel Krauth 1999 single work novel ; The Chelsea Manifesto : A Novel Bruce L. Russell 1999 single work novel ; Painted Words 1999 anthology short story poetry ; Liv : A Novel Morgan Yasbincek 2000 single work novel ; Hidden from View Richard Harland 1999 single work novel ; Benang : From the Heart Kim Scott 1999 single work novel ; Drylands : A Book for the World's Last Reader Thea Astley 1999 single work novel ; An Accommodating Spouse Elizabeth Jolley 1999 single work novel ; Neap Tide Dorothy Hewett 1999 single work novel ; Isobel on the Way to the Corner Shop Amy Witting 1999 single work novel ; Poe's Cat Brenda Walker 1999 single work novel ; Playing Madame Mao Lau Siew Mei 2000 single work novel ; The Hunter Julia Leigh 1999 single work novel ; The Australian Fiance Simone Lazaroo 2000 single work novel
Boomerang Lives Michael Wood , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 20 August 2000; (p. 9)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
Untitled Ann Skea , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Animist , December vol. 7 no. 2000;

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
New in Paperback Aviva Tuffield , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 230 2001; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Greene on Capri : A Memoir Shirley Hazzard 2000 single work biography ; Conditions of Faith Alex Miller 2000 single work novel ; Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story ; Stravinsky's Lunch Drusilla Modjeska 1999 single work biography
Short and Bittersweet Phil Baker , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Times , 27 April 2000; (p. 16)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
A Past Master Defined Melissa Katsoulis , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Times , 27 April 2000; (p. 16)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
The Way We Are Rory O'Keeffe , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Spectator , 8 April vol. 284 no. 8957 2000; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
Beauty and the Beast of Nature Mark Sanderson , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Herald , 16 April 2000;

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
Landscape Artist Kate Kellaway , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian , 9 April 2000;

— Review of Dream Stuff David Malouf 2000 selected work short story
Absences, Silences and Dreams in David Malouf's Dream Stuff V. Padma , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Interfaces 2004; (p. 77-83)
In examining the stories contained in the collection Dream Stuff, Padma concludes that most of them 'can be seen as a movement towards a deeper awareness and realisation of the inherent "human-ness" in all relationships - something every multicultural society needs to move towards ...'
David Malouf, History, and an Ethics of the Body Andrew Taylor , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Imagining Australia : Literature and Culture in the New New World 2004; (p. 67-81)
David Malouf Ramona Koval (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Tasting Life Twice : Conversations with Remarkable Writers 2005; (p. 103-113)
Sacred Ground : An Exploration Veronica Brady , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 86 2006; (p. 91-98, notes [185-188])
Fashion Victim Louis Nowra , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 March 2000; (p. 8)
Dreaming Wholeness : David Malouf's New Stories John Scheckter , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Autumn vol. 74 no. 4 2000; (p. 741-748) Twayne Companion to Contemporary World Literature 2003; (p. 810-818)
Discusses intersections of Western and Aboriginal perceptions and influences in Malouf's story collection.
What Dreams May Come : David Malouf's Dream Stuff Peter Pierce , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Autumn vol. 74 no. 4 2000; (p. 751-757)
Argues that Malouf's story collection is an exploration fo the perplexities of individual perception, consciousness, and conscience rather than of other kinds of burdens of social, communal life, suggesting a 'testing stage of imaginative transition through which Malouf is presently working' (752). Dream Stuff 'challenges us most of all to confront a perception that now seems central to Malouf's work, a kind of gentle yet implacable skepticism about the reality of the social world' (757).
'A Delicate Business' : David Malouf's Shorter Prose Paul Sharrad , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Autumn vol. 74 no. 4 2000; (p. 759-768)
Argues that Malouf's shorter fiction, 'being more inclined toward the telling image than towards discursiveness, is able more consciously to tap into his creative strengths and provide new insights into old experiences' (760).
David Malouf's Dream Stuff Matt Sullivan , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 10 no. 1 2002; (p. 12-13)
Storie di sogno, 'Dream Stuff' di David Malouf Antonella Riem Natale , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Merope , September vol. 11 no. 28 1999; (p. 49-87)
In/On/Of – The Mixed Poetics of Australian Spaces; or How I Found the Cubby. A Fictocritical Essay on White Australian (Un)Belonging Catherine Noske , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 13 no. 2 2013;
'The white Australian relationship with landscape is complicated by notions of belonging and ‘unbelonging’; while literary representations are often marked by complex, conflicting emotions. Defining and shaping these relationships are the prepositions with which we characterize separate spaces, each one signalling a different power balance and attitude, linked directly through language to the colonial past. Responding to the poetics of Australian spaces put forward in Jennifer Rutherford’s and Barbara Holloway’s Halfway House, this paper offers the heterotopia as one possible re-conceptualization of Australian space. Heterotopias focus on that which functions above and beyond the everyday, combining internal (emotional) and external (physical) constructions of space to create sites of importance to society. They juxtapose the fixed with the mutable and create a discourse of relation between the various spaces of our world. The cubby is such a space of juxtaposition, closed and intimate in its nature as a highly personal space, and yet simultaneously based within wider social relations and part of a highly normative childhood experience. In examining the cubby as a heterotopic space through a fictocritical remembrance of my own childhood, this paper attempts to represent both the complexity of belonging as a sensation for white Australians and the ‘heterochronic’ reality of the postcolonial nation.' (Author's abstract)
y David Malouf's Dream Stuff Insight Text Guides – Dream Stuff Kate Macdonell , Robert Beardwood , Mentone : Insight Publications , 2001 6897164 2001 single work criticism
David Malouf and the Poetics of Possibility Bill Ashcroft , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 2 2014;

'The essay addresses the poetic dimension of David Malouf's novels, suggesting that a poetics of possibility can be found in all his work. The poetics of possibility is a function both of Malouf’s thematic interest in the future and of his use of poetic language to draw the reader to imagine various kinds of ways of experiencing and knowing the world. The essay draws upon the philosophy of Ernst Bloch to illuminate the utopian dimension of Malouf’s work, whether in seeing the radiance of possibility in simple objects, the silent ‘presence’ at the centre of language, or the possibility of a different kind of future that Australian society might have experienced.' (Publication abstract)

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