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  • Author: David Malouf http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/malouf-david
Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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  • Appears in:
    y Dream Stuff David Malouf , London : Chatto and Windus , 2000 Z270324 2000 selected work short story

    'Here are nine haunting stories from the award-winning author of "Remembering Babylon," in which history and geography, as well as the past and the present, combine and often collide, illuminating the landscape and revealing the character of Australia.

    'An eleven-year-old boy sees his father in his own elongated shadow only to realize that he will not return from the war. In a parting moment, a young woman hired to "marry" vacationing soldiers, grasps the weight of the word "woe." When a failing farmer senselessly murders a wandering aborigine, he imperils his son but discovers in the spring of sympathy that follows the power to influence others.

    'Wise and moving, startling and lyrical, "Dream Stuff" reverberates with the unpredictability of human experience, revealing people who are shaped by the mysterious rhythms of nature as well as the ghosts of their own pasts.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    London : Chatto and Windus , 2000
    pg. 74-92
  • Appears in:
    y The Complete Stories David Malouf , New York (City) : Pantheon Books , 2007 Z1422116 2007 selected work short story Sydney : Knopf , 2007 pg. 236-250
Last amended 31 Aug 2005 10:22:27
Settings:
  • Country towns,
  • Urban,
  • ca. 1975
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