y Things Could Be Worse selected work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1999 1999
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'This work tells of a Jewish family in Melbourne and its company of friends, and explores issues of conflict and reconciliation, and of memory and forgetting in relation to her protagonists' experiences of the Holocaust.' (The Bibliography of Australasian Judaica 1788-2008, p. 10)

Notes

  • A collection of thematically linked short stories.
  • Dedication: For David, forever.
  • Other formats: Also published in braille and sound recording formats.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2016 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
It Was After the War, Lily Brett , 1999 single work short story (p. 1-9)
Loti Luftman's Daughter, Lily Brett , 1999 single work short story (p. 10-20)
An Illness, Lily Brett , 1999 single work short story (p. 21-27)
A Drive, Lily Brett , 1999 single work short story (p. 28-30)
A Family Portrait, Lily Brett , 1999 single work short story (p. 31-42)
What Do You Know About Friends?, Lily Brett , 1986-1990 single work short story (p. 43-50)
I Wonder Why She Looks So Happy, Lily Brett , 1999 single work short story (p. 51-64)
Every Death, Lily Brett , 1989 single work short story (p. 65-76)
The Holiday, Lily Brett , 1989 single work short story (p. 77-90)
The Children, Lily Brett , 1990 single work short story humour (p. 91-103)
A Mixed Marriage, Lily Brett , 1999 single work short story (p. 104-112)
You Will Be Going Back To Your Roots, Lily Brett , 1999 single work short story (p. 113-120)
Friday is a Good Day for Fish, Lily Brett , 1999 single work short story (p. 121-129)
Chopin's Piano, Lily Brett , 1993-1990 single work short story (p. 121-129)
I Heard You Got Another Husband, Lily Brett , 1999 single work short story (p. 143-150)
If You Live Long Enough, Lily Brett , 1999 single work short story (p. 151-162)
Things Could Be Worse, Lily Brett , 1999 single work short story (p. 163-176)
Technical Trouble, Lily Brett , 1999 single work short story (p. 177-188)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Collected Stories Lily Brett , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1999 Z553961 1999 selected work short story humour satire St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1999

Works about this Work

Lost in Transculturation : Evicted Travellers in Lily Brett's Things Could Be Worse and Anne Michael's Fugitive Pieces Catalina Botez , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature and Aesthetics , June vol. 20 no. 1 2010; (p. 92-107)
Thing Could Be Forgotten: Women's Remembrances in Lily Brett's Poetry and Fiction Roberta Buffi , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , Summer vol. 41 no. 4 1996; (p. 56-63)
Old Ghosts in New Countries : Memory and Renewal in Canadian and Australian Fiction of the Holocaust Thomas E. Tausky , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 7 no. 2 1993; (p. 115-122)
Includes discussion of Canadian writer Henry Kreisel's The Betrayal.
Restoring a Damaged Past Marcelle Freiman , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News (Life/Style) , 16 July vol. 59 no. 41 1993; (p. 9)
It Couldn't Be Better Kathryn Goldie , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Scarp , May no. 22 1993; (p. 67)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
Genealogy and Identity: Excavating the Self in Canadian and Australian Auto/Fictional Writing Rachel Feldhay Brenner , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , June no. 7 1992; (p. 63-79)
Parents and Children : restoring a damaged past Marcelle Freiman , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1992; (p. 87-91)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story ; What God Wants Lily Brett 1991 selected work short story
Recent Australian Fiction Cynthia Blanche , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 36 no. 11 1992; (p. 86-88)

— Review of Raising the Shadow Tom Petsinis 1992 single work novel ; The Last Magician Janette Turner Hospital 1992 single work novel ; Good Night, Mr Moon Barbara Hanrahan 1992 single work novel ; The Blosseville File Nicholas Hasluck 1992 single work novel ; Breaking Glass : A Novel in Two Parts John Clanchy 1992 single work novel ; Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story ; What God Wants Lily Brett 1991 selected work short story ; Magpie : A Novel Brian Matthews Peter Goldsworthy 1992 single work novel
Paperback Looks at Family's Move to Modernity Louise Kennedy , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 March 1992; (p. 22)

— Review of What God Wants Lily Brett 1991 selected work short story ; The Second Bridegroom Rodney Hall 1991 single work novel ; Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
Generation Gap Penelope Nelson , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 March 1992; (p. rev 6)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
Untitled Susan Hayes , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Span , May no. 33 1992; (p. 182)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
Jewishness and Selfhood Kay Perry , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Mattoid , no. 44 1992; (p. 207-208)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
Jewish Writer Keeps Her Wits About Her 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 March 1990; (p. 79)
Beyond the Holocaust Lies Paradise Jackie Allender , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald , 18 March 1990; (p. 39)
Drawing Light Out of the Darkness Stephanie Green , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 April 1990; (p. B4)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story ; After the War: Poems Lily Brett 1990 selected work poetry
The Poetry is Prosaic, But the Prose Rings Poetical Imre Salusinszky , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 5-6 May 1990; (p. 6)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story ; After the War: Poems Lily Brett 1990 selected work poetry
Lighter Memories for the `Devised Descendants' of the Ghetto Sue Murray , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 May 1990; (p. 9)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story ; After the War: Poems Lily Brett 1990 selected work poetry
Home to the Familiar Manfred Jurgensen , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 119 1990; (p. 9-10)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story ; After the War: Poems Lily Brett 1990 selected work poetry
The Power that Comes from Being a Survivor Carol Treloar , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 March 1990; (p. 17)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
The Joy of Trouble Deborah Zion , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Society , April vol. 9 no. 4 1990; (p. 45-46)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
Parents and Children : restoring a damaged past Marcelle Freiman , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1992; (p. 87-91)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story ; What God Wants Lily Brett 1991 selected work short story
Drawing Light Out of the Darkness Stephanie Green , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 April 1990; (p. B4)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story ; After the War: Poems Lily Brett 1990 selected work poetry
The Poetry is Prosaic, But the Prose Rings Poetical Imre Salusinszky , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 5-6 May 1990; (p. 6)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story ; After the War: Poems Lily Brett 1990 selected work poetry
Lighter Memories for the `Devised Descendants' of the Ghetto Sue Murray , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 May 1990; (p. 9)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story ; After the War: Poems Lily Brett 1990 selected work poetry
Home to the Familiar Manfred Jurgensen , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 119 1990; (p. 9-10)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story ; After the War: Poems Lily Brett 1990 selected work poetry
Recent Australian Fiction Cynthia Blanche , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 36 no. 11 1992; (p. 86-88)

— Review of Raising the Shadow Tom Petsinis 1992 single work novel ; The Last Magician Janette Turner Hospital 1992 single work novel ; Good Night, Mr Moon Barbara Hanrahan 1992 single work novel ; The Blosseville File Nicholas Hasluck 1992 single work novel ; Breaking Glass : A Novel in Two Parts John Clanchy 1992 single work novel ; Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story ; What God Wants Lily Brett 1991 selected work short story ; Magpie : A Novel Brian Matthews Peter Goldsworthy 1992 single work novel
Paperback Looks at Family's Move to Modernity Louise Kennedy , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 March 1992; (p. 22)

— Review of What God Wants Lily Brett 1991 selected work short story ; The Second Bridegroom Rodney Hall 1991 single work novel ; Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
The Power that Comes from Being a Survivor Carol Treloar , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 March 1990; (p. 17)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
The Joy of Trouble Deborah Zion , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Society , April vol. 9 no. 4 1990; (p. 45-46)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
Australian Books in Review 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , April vol. 69 no. 1003 1990; (p. 28)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
Stereotype Flexes Its Muscles Rosemary Sorensen , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 March 1990; (p. 79)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
After Such Knowledge John Hanrahan , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 119 1990; (p. 89-91)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
Generation Gap Penelope Nelson , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 March 1992; (p. rev 6)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
Untitled Susan Hayes , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Span , May no. 33 1992; (p. 182)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
It Couldn't Be Better Kathryn Goldie , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Scarp , May no. 22 1993; (p. 67)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
Jewishness and Selfhood Kay Perry , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Mattoid , no. 44 1992; (p. 207-208)

— Review of Things Could Be Worse Lily Brett 1999 selected work short story
Old Ghosts in New Countries : Memory and Renewal in Canadian and Australian Fiction of the Holocaust Thomas E. Tausky , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 7 no. 2 1993; (p. 115-122)
Includes discussion of Canadian writer Henry Kreisel's The Betrayal.
Lost in Transculturation : Evicted Travellers in Lily Brett's Things Could Be Worse and Anne Michael's Fugitive Pieces Catalina Botez , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature and Aesthetics , June vol. 20 no. 1 2010; (p. 92-107)
Thing Could Be Forgotten: Women's Remembrances in Lily Brett's Poetry and Fiction Roberta Buffi , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , Summer vol. 41 no. 4 1996; (p. 56-63)
Genealogy and Identity: Excavating the Self in Canadian and Australian Auto/Fictional Writing Rachel Feldhay Brenner , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , June no. 7 1992; (p. 63-79)
Jewish Writer Keeps Her Wits About Her 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 March 1990; (p. 79)
Restoring a Damaged Past Marcelle Freiman , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News (Life/Style) , 16 July vol. 59 no. 41 1993; (p. 9)
Beyond the Holocaust Lies Paradise Jackie Allender , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald , 18 March 1990; (p. 39)
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