The Persimmon Tree single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1943 1943
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Alternative title: Der Persimonenbaum
Language: German

Works about this Work

A Tribute to the Short Story Susan Midalia , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Indigo , Spring no. 4 2009; (p. 16-24)
‘Susan Midalia argues that there is a ‘belief that the short story is inferior to the novel; for while the novel is regarded as complex, substantial and enduring, the short story tends to be devalued as slight and ephemeral, even superficial. We see this disregard for the short story among publishers, many of whom are prepared to take risks with debut novels, but who typically regard collections of stories by first-time or unknown writers as commercially unviable. Think, too, of the disproportionate number of awards and prizes for novels compared to those offered for collections of stories, and of the paucity of short story writers on the panels of literary festivals. But I want to insist that this generic hierarchy – the privileging of the novel over the short story – is both misplaced and unfortunate. Misplaced, because it misses the point that the two narrative genres are in fact very different from one another; and unfortunate, because it works to prevent readers from enjoying the many and various pleasures afforded by the short story form.’ (p. 16)
The Plot Sickens in Modern Writing Laurie Clancy , 2001 single work essay
— Appears in: The Age , 31 October 2001; (p. 14)
Reflective Imagery in the Fiction of M. Barnard Eldershaw Robert Darby , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 61 no. 3 2001; (p. 146-159)
Untitled Sian Prior (interviewer), 2000 single work criticism biography interview
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 220 2000; (p. 42-44)
Windows Onto Real and Imagined Landscapes: `The Persimmon Tree' and Women's Spaces Isabel Carrera-Suarez , Aurora Garcia Fernandez , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia's Changing Landscapes : Proceedings of the Second EASA Conference : Sitges, Barcelona, October 1993 1995; (p. 32-37)
The Australian Short Story: From Federation to Modern Times Peter Loiterton , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Redoubt , no. 18 1994; (p. 129-133)
Another Interpretation of 'The Persimmon Tree' Thomas Shapcott , 1963 single work criticism
— Appears in: Makar , 15 September no. 17 1963; (p. 23-25)
Notes on Three Australian Short Stories Richard Wilson , 1963 single work criticism
— Appears in: Makar , August no. 16 1963; (p. 28-31)
A Tribute to the Short Story Susan Midalia , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Indigo , Spring no. 4 2009; (p. 16-24)
‘Susan Midalia argues that there is a ‘belief that the short story is inferior to the novel; for while the novel is regarded as complex, substantial and enduring, the short story tends to be devalued as slight and ephemeral, even superficial. We see this disregard for the short story among publishers, many of whom are prepared to take risks with debut novels, but who typically regard collections of stories by first-time or unknown writers as commercially unviable. Think, too, of the disproportionate number of awards and prizes for novels compared to those offered for collections of stories, and of the paucity of short story writers on the panels of literary festivals. But I want to insist that this generic hierarchy – the privileging of the novel over the short story – is both misplaced and unfortunate. Misplaced, because it misses the point that the two narrative genres are in fact very different from one another; and unfortunate, because it works to prevent readers from enjoying the many and various pleasures afforded by the short story form.’ (p. 16)
Windows Onto Real and Imagined Landscapes: `The Persimmon Tree' and Women's Spaces Isabel Carrera-Suarez , Aurora Garcia Fernandez , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia's Changing Landscapes : Proceedings of the Second EASA Conference : Sitges, Barcelona, October 1993 1995; (p. 32-37)
The Australian Short Story: From Federation to Modern Times Peter Loiterton , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Redoubt , no. 18 1994; (p. 129-133)
Untitled Sian Prior (interviewer), 2000 single work criticism biography interview
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 220 2000; (p. 42-44)
The Plot Sickens in Modern Writing Laurie Clancy , 2001 single work essay
— Appears in: The Age , 31 October 2001; (p. 14)
Reflective Imagery in the Fiction of M. Barnard Eldershaw Robert Darby , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 61 no. 3 2001; (p. 146-159)
Another Interpretation of 'The Persimmon Tree' Thomas Shapcott , 1963 single work criticism
— Appears in: Makar , 15 September no. 17 1963; (p. 23-25)
Notes on Three Australian Short Stories Richard Wilson , 1963 single work criticism
— Appears in: Makar , August no. 16 1963; (p. 28-31)
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