y The Hard-Working Ghost single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1953 1953
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  • Appears in:
    y The Gambling Ghost and Other Tales Dal Stivens , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1953 Z363683 1953 selected work short story humour Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1953 pg. 87-94
  • Appears in:
    y Coast to Coast : Australian Stories 1953-54 C. B. Christesen (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1954 Z213702 1954 periodical issue short story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1954 pg. 79-84
  • Appears in:
    y Cerita Dari Australia Stories from Australia Abdul Jalil Abdul Rahman (editor), Kemala (editor), Hamsiah Abdul Hamid (editor), Kuala Lumpur : Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka , 1974 6375357 1974 selected work short story Kuala Lumpur : Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka , 1974 pg. 236-251

    Translated title : Hantu Rajin

    Translated by Ismail Ahmad

    Parallel text : English and Malaysian

  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Australian Ghost Stories Ken Gelder (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1994 Z356827 1994 anthology short story crime young adult 'Did Australian ghosts suffer from a cultural cringe? Dr Ken Gelder indicates in the introduction to another fascinating OUP anthology that early ghost stories were essentially a "transported genre" that looked back to England as their source. Thus John Lang's well-known story "The Ghost upon the Rail" is based upon a case of murder for post-convict wealth. Gelder argues that Australian ghost stories possess their own ironical flavour, but the gothic tradition has to be resolved in outback locations or deserted mining towns, as in David Rowbotham's "A Schoolie and the Ghost".'

    'Gelder relies heavily on Victorian and Edwardian writers, such as Marcus Clarke, Barbara Baynton and Hume Nisbet, as if unsure as to the nature of contemporary ghosts. It is interesting to see that Australia's science fiction writers, such as Lucy Sussex and Terry Dowling, provide the link between the past and the present. Dowling's "The Daeman Street Ghost-Trap" effectively uses traditional settings to link ghosts with a current horror, namely cancer. Several bunyip stories remind us of a particular Antipodean creature to stand against the assorted European manifestations.'

    (Colin Steele, SF Commentary No 77, p.55).

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1994
    pg. 215-219
Alternative title: 'Det Stravsamma Spoket'
Language: Swedish
      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      1958 .
      Extent: 14-15p.
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