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y Dream Stuff selected work   short story  
  • Author: David Malouf http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/malouf-david
Dream Stuff 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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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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      Pantheon Books ,
      2000 .
      Extent: 185p.
      ISBN: 0375420533
    • London,
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      England,
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      Vintage ,
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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)
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
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
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)
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