y Woodpecker Point and Other Stories selected work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

This collection of short stories about everyday life hint at the ominous as they skate a fine line between the mundane and the fantastic and familiar images become startling icons. (Source: Copac)

Notes

  • Contains thirteen of the sixteen stories that appear in The Woodpecker Toy Fact and Other Stories (1987).
  • With this collection of twenty-four stories, New Directions introduces to American readers a wonderful new writing voice from Australia. (Source: dustjacket, US edition)

Contents

* Contents derived from the New York (City), New York (State),
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United States of America (USA),
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Americas,
:
A New Directions Book , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Boy and Girl, Carmel Bird , 1983 single work short story (p. 1-4)
Bye Baby Bunting, Carmel Bird , 1983 single work short story (p. 5-11)
Brother Gregory, Carmel Bird , 1983 single work short story (p. 12-16)
The Balloon Lady, Carmel Bird , 1983 single work short story (p. 17-21)
Mother of the Bride, Carmel Bird , 1983 single work short story (p. 22-25)
The Woodpecker Toy Fact, Carmel Bird , 1987 single work short story (p. 26-32)
A Taste of Earth, Carmel Bird , 1987 single work short story (p. 33-37)
Higher Animals, Carmel Bird , 1987 single work short story (p. 38-40)
Kay Petman's Coloured Pencils, Carmel Bird , 1987 single work short story (p. 41-45)
The Right Stuff, Carmel Bird , 1987 single work short story (p. 46-50)
Buttercup and Wendy, Carmel Bird , 1986 single work short story (p. 51-56)
Seeking its Level, Carmel Bird , 1987 single work short story (p. 57-60)
Introducing Your Friends, Carmel Bird , 1987 single work short story (p. 61-64)
The Best Thing to Do, Carmel Bird , 1987 single work short story (p. 65-68)
Buff Orphington and the Disasters of Middle Life, Carmel Bird , 1987 single work short story Buff Orpington and the Disasters of Middle Life (p. 69-74)
Note: With title: Buff Orpington and the Disasters of Middle Life.
The Enlargement of Bethany, Carmel Bird , 1987 single work short story (p. 75-81)
Cherries Jubilee, or, Whichever Way You Look at It, Carmel Bird , 1987 single work short story (p. 82-84)
Note: Includes additional Epigraph.
Woodpecker Point, Carmel Bird , 1987 single work short story (p. 85-121)
The Hair and the Teeth, Carmel Bird , 1988 single work short story (p. 122-126)
In the Conservatory, Carmel Bird , 1985 single work short story (p. 127-133)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Virago , 1990 .
      Extent: 153p.
      ISBN: 1853811467 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Antipodean Resonance Tania Glyde , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 14-20 September no. 4563 1990; (p. 980)

— Review of A Body of Water : A Year's Notebook Beverley Farmer 1990 selected work autobiography short story poetry diary ; Flying Lessons Susan Johnson 1990 single work novel ; Place of Birth Beverley Farmer 1990 selected work short story ; Taking Shelter Jessica Anderson 1989 single work novel ; Woodpecker Point and Other Stories Carmel Bird 1988 selected work short story ; Flawless Jade Barbara Hanrahan 1989 single work novel
Untitled 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Canadian Literature , Winter no. 127 1990; (p. 182)

— Review of Woodpecker Point and Other Stories Carmel Bird 1988 selected work short story
Foreword : Poetic Injustice Elizabeth Swanson , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 1-2 July 1989; (p. 9)
Untitled Eileen Gillooly , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 28 May 1989; (p. 18)

— Review of Woodpecker Point and Other Stories Carmel Bird 1988 selected work short story
Untitled Nancy E. Schaumburger , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Belles-Lettres (US) , Summer vol. 4 no. 4 1989; (p. 18)

— Review of Woodpecker Point and Other Stories Carmel Bird 1988 selected work short story
Untitled Peter Wolfe , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Studies in Short Fiction , Spring vol. 26 no. 2 1989; (p. 203-204)

— Review of Woodpecker Point and Other Stories Carmel Bird 1988 selected work short story
Antipodean Resonance Tania Glyde , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 14-20 September no. 4563 1990; (p. 980)

— Review of A Body of Water : A Year's Notebook Beverley Farmer 1990 selected work autobiography short story poetry diary ; Flying Lessons Susan Johnson 1990 single work novel ; Place of Birth Beverley Farmer 1990 selected work short story ; Taking Shelter Jessica Anderson 1989 single work novel ; Woodpecker Point and Other Stories Carmel Bird 1988 selected work short story ; Flawless Jade Barbara Hanrahan 1989 single work novel
Untitled Eileen Gillooly , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 28 May 1989; (p. 18)

— Review of Woodpecker Point and Other Stories Carmel Bird 1988 selected work short story
Untitled Nancy E. Schaumburger , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Belles-Lettres (US) , Summer vol. 4 no. 4 1989; (p. 18)

— Review of Woodpecker Point and Other Stories Carmel Bird 1988 selected work short story
Untitled Peter Wolfe , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Studies in Short Fiction , Spring vol. 26 no. 2 1989; (p. 203-204)

— Review of Woodpecker Point and Other Stories Carmel Bird 1988 selected work short story
Untitled 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Canadian Literature , Winter no. 127 1990; (p. 182)

— Review of Woodpecker Point and Other Stories Carmel Bird 1988 selected work short story
Foreword : Poetic Injustice Elizabeth Swanson , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 1-2 July 1989; (p. 9)
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