The Wire Fences of Jarrabin single work   short story  
  • Author: Dorothy Hewett http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/hewett-dorothy
Issue Details: First known date: 1964 1964
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Australians Have a Word for It : Short Stories from Down Under Gertrude Gelbin (editor), Berlin : Seven Seas , 1964 Z108827 1964 anthology short story Stories by Frank Hardy, Dorothy Hewett, Alan Marshall, John Morrison and Katherine Susannah Pritchard. Berlin : Seven Seas , 1964
  • Appears in:
    y The Tracks We Travel : Third Collection Leslie Haylen (editor), Sydney : Australasian Book Society , 1965 Z395253 1965 anthology short story Sydney : Australasian Book Society , 1965 pg. 67-77
  • Appears in:
    y Aliens in Their Land : The Aborigine in the Australian Short Story Louise E. Rorabacher (editor), Melbourne : Cheshire , 1968 Z387070 1968 anthology short story This anthology contains a collection of short stories by several well known authors, representing white Australian attitudes towards Australian Aboriginals. Melbourne : Cheshire , 1968 pg. 169-181
  • Appears in:
    y A Baker's Dozen Dorothy Hewett , Ringwood : Penguin , 2001 Z819397 2001 selected work short story "The thirteen stories in this superb collection span the period from 1957 to 1996, creating a vivid portrait of Australian life during these years. Dorothy Hewett casts her perceptive eye over race relations, single mothers, communism, dodging the law - nothing is too great or small for her unstinting gaze"--cover. Ringwood : Penguin , 2001 pg. 53-69

Works about this Work

The Fence in Australian Short Fiction : 'A Constant Crossing of Boundaries'? Kieran Dolin , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cultural History , vol. 28 no. 2/3 2010; (p. 141-153)
'This article contributes to discussions about the significance of fences in the Australian social imaginary. It undertakes a historical and intertextual reading of eight short stories that take the fence as their titular symbol, and explores how the fence story is rewritten at various moments of change in twentieth-century Australia. Developments in narrative form and representation are related to changes in the cultural and political contexts, through a critical engagement with Iser's argument that the institution of literature works through a 'constant crossing of the boundary between the real and the imaginary'. As an Australian icon, the fence image illustrates the continuing power of settler discourse; however, the literary reworkings of the fence story disclose new visions of identity and otherness.' (Author's abstract)
The Fence in Australian Short Fiction : 'A Constant Crossing of Boundaries'? Kieran Dolin , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cultural History , vol. 28 no. 2/3 2010; (p. 141-153)
'This article contributes to discussions about the significance of fences in the Australian social imaginary. It undertakes a historical and intertextual reading of eight short stories that take the fence as their titular symbol, and explores how the fence story is rewritten at various moments of change in twentieth-century Australia. Developments in narrative form and representation are related to changes in the cultural and political contexts, through a critical engagement with Iser's argument that the institution of literature works through a 'constant crossing of the boundary between the real and the imaginary'. As an Australian icon, the fence image illustrates the continuing power of settler discourse; however, the literary reworkings of the fence story disclose new visions of identity and otherness.' (Author's abstract)
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