The Mooncalf single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1994 1994
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  • Appears in:
    y Picador New Writing 2 Helen Daniel (editor), Drusilla Modjeska (editor), Chippendale : Pan Macmillan Australia , 1994 Z211944 1994 anthology poetry short story extract Chippendale : Pan Macmillan Australia , 1994 pg. 61-65
  • Appears in:
    y Black Sea David Brooks , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1997 Z408316 1997 selected work short story

    'Exhaustion. and then, after exhaustion, light, creeping in, and with it fear, thought, calculation, that drowning in consciousness. I reach for her, or she me, sometimes violently, hands pulling, digging into flesh, dragging us back. As if that were a precipice, and one of us had nearly fallen.'

    'A couple go into a room and will not come out until something—everything—is finished. A man sees in a famous painting something the artist has tried to erase, and which he pursues, like a clue to his own being, from gallery to gallery, story to story. David Brooks's previous books have established him as one of Australia's finest, most challenging writers. The imagination and eroticism of those books are here at new levels. From the haunting encounters of a sea captain in the eighteenth century to a vast Map Room in the twentieth, or the strange encodings in an asylum in the south of France, these are his most polished, elegant, and at times most disturbing stories so far.' (Publication summary)

    St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1997
    pg. 47-54
  • Appears in:
    y Below the Waterline : 31 Australian Writers Choose Their Best Short Stories Garry Disher (editor), Pymble : HarperCollins , 1999 Z27424 1999 anthology short story extract humour Pymble : HarperCollins , 1999 pg. 191-194
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