Issue Details: First known date: 1968 1968
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Matthews compares "The Drover's Wife" with the later story, "Water Them Geraniums", to demonstrate Lawson's artistic development. Matthews argues that "Water Them Geraniums" has a "depth and quality" not found in the "The Drover's Wife". This indicates that the development of Lawson's prose had reached a stage where his text "embodies . . . intricacies, doubts and confusions, rather than being a description of them".

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    y Meanjin Quarterly vol. 27 no. 1 Autumn 1968 Z624480 1968 periodical issue 1968 pg. 54-66
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    y The AustLit Anthology of Criticism Leigh Dale , Linda Hale , St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2010 Z1679436 2010 anthology criticism The articles collected here have been selected with non-specialist readers in mind and aim to provide insights and valuable understandings into the works of important Australian writers. Upper secondary and lower tertiary students and general readers will find these articles useful for the study of leading Australian writers whether that is happening in years 11 and 12; first, second and third year university courses; or reading groups. St Lucia : AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2010 pg. 26
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