Lance Harper, His Story single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1962 1962
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  • Appears in:
    y Australian Letters vol. 4 no. 2 January 1962 Z602055 1962 periodical issue 1962 pg. 24-28
  • Appears in:
    y The Vital Decade : Ten Years of Australian Art and Letters Geoffrey Dutton (editor), Max Harris (editor), Melbourne : Sun Books Australian Letters , 1968 Z402644 1968 anthology criticism poetry short story prose Melbourne : Sun Books Australian Letters , 1968 pg. 209-213
  • Appears in:
    y Feeling Restless : Australian Women's Short Stories 1940-1969 C. J. Burns (editor), Marygai McNamara (editor), Sydney : Collins , 1989 Z546060 1989 anthology short story Sydney : Collins , 1989 pg. 266-273
  • Appears in:
    y A Few Days in the Country : And Other Stories Elizabeth Harrower , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2015 8702143 2015 selected work short story

    'One day, Alice said, ‘Eric Lane wants to take me to—’

    'For the first time, her mother attended, standing still.

    'Eric was brought to the house, and Eric and Alice were married before there was time to say ‘knife’. How did it happen? She tried to trace it back. She was watching her mother performing for Eric, and then (she always paused here in her mind), somehow, she woke up married and in another house.

    'Internationally acclaimed for her five brilliant novels, Elizabeth Harrower is also the author of a small body of short fiction. A Few Days in the Country brings together for the first time her stories published in Australian journals in the 1960s and 1970s, along with those from her archives—including ‘Alice’, published for the first time earlier this year in the New Yorker.

    'Essential reading for Harrower fans, these finely turned pieces show a broader range than the novels, ranging from caustic satires to gentler explorations of friendship.' (Publication summary)

    Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2015
    pg. 121-132
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