y Scission selected work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1985 1985
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Tim Winton's first collection of stories deals with men, women and children whose lives are coming apart and whose hearts are breaking. These spare, jagged stories, in which people struggle with change and disintegration, are vintage Winton. (Source: LibrariesAustralia)

Notes

  • Dedication: This one is for Gonzo.
  • Epigraph: Then Job answered and said, How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words? The Book of Job.
  • Epigraph: The wounded surgeon plies the steel
    That questions the distempered part; - T. S. Eliot, East Coker.
  • Study guide available.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Fitzroy, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: McPhee Gribble , Penguin , 1985 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Secrets, Tim Winton , 1983 single work short story (p. 1-6)
A Blow, a Kiss, Tim Winton , 1985 single work short story (p. 7-13)
Getting Ahead (for Simon), Tim Winton , 1984 single work short story (p. 15-22)
My Father's Axe, Tim Winton , 1985 single work short story (p. 23-33)
Wake, Tim Winton , 1982 single work short story (p. 35-39)
Lantern Stalk, Tim Winton , 1985 single work short story (p. 41-49)
Thomas Awkner Floats, Tim Winton , 1985 single work short story (p. 51-60)
Wilderness, Tim Winton , 1985 single work short story (p. 61-80)
Neighbours, Tim Winton , 1985 single work short story (p. 81-85)
A Measure of Eloquence, Tim Winton , 1984 single work short story (p. 87-98)
The Oppressed, Tim Winton , 1985 single work short story (p. 99-109)
The Woman at the Well, Tim Winton , 1985 single work short story (p. 111-115)
Scission, Tim Winton , 1983 single work short story (p. 117-155)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fitzroy, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: McPhee Gribble ; Penguin , 1985 .
      Extent: 155p.
      Note/s:
      • Published with the assistance of the Literature Board of the Australia Council.
      • '...bright, tough, physical stories; a stubborn celebration of the good in a frightening universe.' Helen Garner (appears on cover)
      ISBN: 0140080600 (pbk)
  • Appears in:
    y Blood and Water : Stories Tim Winton , London : Picador , 1993 Z309483 1993 selected work short story London : Picador , 1993 pg. 1-148
    • South Yarra, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: McPhee Gribble , 1993 .
      Extent: 155p.
      ISBN: 0869141090 (pbk)
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1996 .
      Extent: 155p.
      ISBN: 0140257667
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1998 .
      Extent: 155p.
      ISBN: 9780140274011, 0140274014
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Pan Macmillan , 2003 .
      Extent: 157p.
      ISBN: 0330412604

Works about this Work

From Father to Son : Fatherhood and Father–Son Relationships in Scission Nathanael O'Reilly , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tim Winton : Critical Essays 2014; (p. 161-182)

'This chapter focuses on Winton's depiction of fatherhood and father-son relationships in his first collection of short fiction, Scission.' O'Reilly argues 'that Winton presents non-traditional fathers and complex father-son relationships in order to question and challenge Australian cultural norms regarding fatherhood and masculinity.' (162)

The Lion in Winton Jo-Ann Stubbings , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 February 1996; (p. 9)

— Review of Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
Nostalgia for Community: Tim Winton's Essay and Stories Bruce Bennett , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tilting at Matilda : Literature, Aborigines, Women and the Church in Contemporary Australia 1994; (p. 60-73) Homing In : Essays on Australian Literature and Selfhood 2006; (p. 31-44)
Tim Winton : Interview Daniel R. Willbanks (interviewer), 1992 single work interview
— Appears in: Speaking Volumes : Australian Writers and Their Work 1992; (p. 187-200)
Stories of Two Societies have the Ring of Truth Herb Hild , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 August 1988; (p. 16)

— Review of Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
Burning Bright : Impressions of Tim Winton Brian Matthews , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 45 no. 1 1986; (p. 83-93)
No Shortage of Short Stories Reba Gostand , Sue Cassidy , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , vol. 5 no. 4 1986; (p. 56-57)

— Review of Home Time Beverley Farmer 1985 selected work short story ; Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story ; This Freedom John Morrison 1985 selected work short story ; Country Girl Again : Stories Jean Bedford 1979 selected work short story ; Postcards from Surfers : Stories Helen Garner 1985 selected work short story
A-Frayed at the Edges Ronald Blaber , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1985; (p. 32-33)

— Review of A Change for the Better : short stories Peter Mathers 1984 selected work short story ; Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
A Short-Lived Attempt at Independence Adrian Mitchell , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 16-17 March 1985; (p. 11)

— Review of Beachmasters Thea Astley 1985 single work novel ; Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
Death and Disarray Susan McKernan , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 71 1985; (p. 21)

— Review of Midwinter Spring John Webb 1985 single work novel ; Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
Soft Revolution and Vibrant Life Katharine England , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Saturday Review , 9 March 1985; (p. 7)

— Review of Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
Stark Moments of Revelation George Turner , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 March 1985; (p. 14)

— Review of Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
Winton's Child's - Eye View of the Agony and Ecstasy Robyn Stone , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 April 1985; (p. 40)

— Review of Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
Untitled Iain Sharp , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: New Outlook (NZ) , November-December 1985; (p. 62)

— Review of Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
A-Frayed at the Edges Ronald Blaber , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1985; (p. 32-33)

— Review of A Change for the Better : short stories Peter Mathers 1984 selected work short story ; Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
A Short-Lived Attempt at Independence Adrian Mitchell , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 16-17 March 1985; (p. 11)

— Review of Beachmasters Thea Astley 1985 single work novel ; Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
Death and Disarray Susan McKernan , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 71 1985; (p. 21)

— Review of Midwinter Spring John Webb 1985 single work novel ; Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
Soft Revolution and Vibrant Life Katharine England , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Saturday Review , 9 March 1985; (p. 7)

— Review of Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
Stark Moments of Revelation George Turner , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 March 1985; (p. 14)

— Review of Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
Winton's Child's - Eye View of the Agony and Ecstasy Robyn Stone , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 April 1985; (p. 40)

— Review of Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
Untitled Iain Sharp , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: New Outlook (NZ) , November-December 1985; (p. 62)

— Review of Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
Stories of Two Societies have the Ring of Truth Herb Hild , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 August 1988; (p. 16)

— Review of Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
The Lion in Winton Jo-Ann Stubbings , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 February 1996; (p. 9)

— Review of Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story
No Shortage of Short Stories Reba Gostand , Sue Cassidy , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , vol. 5 no. 4 1986; (p. 56-57)

— Review of Home Time Beverley Farmer 1985 selected work short story ; Scission Tim Winton 1985 selected work short story ; This Freedom John Morrison 1985 selected work short story ; Country Girl Again : Stories Jean Bedford 1979 selected work short story ; Postcards from Surfers : Stories Helen Garner 1985 selected work short story
Tim Winton : Interview Daniel R. Willbanks (interviewer), 1992 single work interview
— Appears in: Speaking Volumes : Australian Writers and Their Work 1992; (p. 187-200)
Nostalgia for Community: Tim Winton's Essay and Stories Bruce Bennett , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tilting at Matilda : Literature, Aborigines, Women and the Church in Contemporary Australia 1994; (p. 60-73) Homing In : Essays on Australian Literature and Selfhood 2006; (p. 31-44)
Burning Bright : Impressions of Tim Winton Brian Matthews , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 45 no. 1 1986; (p. 83-93)
From Father to Son : Fatherhood and Father–Son Relationships in Scission Nathanael O'Reilly , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tim Winton : Critical Essays 2014; (p. 161-182)

'This chapter focuses on Winton's depiction of fatherhood and father-son relationships in his first collection of short fiction, Scission.' O'Reilly argues 'that Winton presents non-traditional fathers and complex father-son relationships in order to question and challenge Australian cultural norms regarding fatherhood and masculinity.' (162)

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