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y Black Sea selected work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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'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)

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1997 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Listening to the Labyrinth, David Brooks , 1997 single work short story (p. 1-12)
Alexandria, David Brooks , 1997 single work short story (p. 13-17)
The Map Room, David Brooks , 1997 single work short story (p. 19-28)
The Geometrist, David Brooks , 1997 single work short story (p. 29-37)
Gauguin's Dream, David Brooks , 1997 single work short story (p. 39-46)
The Mooncalf, David Brooks , 1994 single work short story (p. 47-54)
Straw, David Brooks , 1992 single work short story (p. 55-58)
St Cloud, David Brooks , 1996 single work short story (p. 59-84)
Cordoba, David Brooks , 1997 single work short story (p. 85-91)
Elk, David Brooks , 1997 single work short story (p. 93-96)
The Unintroduced, David Brooks , 1997 single work short story (p. 97-103)
The Rat Catcher, David Brooks , 1997 single work short story (p. 105-119)
Set, David Brooks , 1997 single work short story (p. 121-130)
Jacques Prevert and the Cat, David Brooks , 1995 single work short story (p. 131-136)
Black Sea, David Brooks , 1997 single work short story (p. 137-151)
The Passenger, David Brooks , 1997 single work short story (p. 153-158)
Ars Amatoria, David Brooks , 1997 single work short story (p. 159-162)
The Chateau Noir, David Brooks , 1997 single work short story (p. 163-168)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Also published in sound recording format

Works about this Work

Untitled Adam Geczy , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Heat , no. 7 1998; (p. 178-183)
A Knife Edge Separating Past and Future Carmel Bird , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 October 1997; (p. C11)

— Review of Black Sea David Brooks 1997 selected work short story
Elegant, Mesmeric and Intimate Tales James Bradley , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 November 1997; (p. wkd 8)

— Review of Black Sea David Brooks 1997 selected work short story
Life's Stories Cut Short Patricia Rolfe , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 11 November vol. 116 no. 6097 1997; (p. 92-93)

— Review of Black Sea David Brooks 1997 selected work short story
Unrepentant Spectre David Matthews , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 196 1997; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Black Sea David Brooks 1997 selected work short story
Paperbacks Fiona Capp , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 December 1997; (p. 8)

— Review of Black Sea David Brooks 1997 selected work short story
A Knife Edge Separating Past and Future Carmel Bird , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 October 1997; (p. C11)

— Review of Black Sea David Brooks 1997 selected work short story
Elegant, Mesmeric and Intimate Tales James Bradley , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 November 1997; (p. wkd 8)

— Review of Black Sea David Brooks 1997 selected work short story
Life's Stories Cut Short Patricia Rolfe , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 11 November vol. 116 no. 6097 1997; (p. 92-93)

— Review of Black Sea David Brooks 1997 selected work short story
Unrepentant Spectre David Matthews , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 196 1997; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Black Sea David Brooks 1997 selected work short story
Paperbacks Fiona Capp , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 December 1997; (p. 8)

— Review of Black Sea David Brooks 1997 selected work short story
Untitled Adam Geczy , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Heat , no. 7 1998; (p. 178-183)
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