A Good Marriage single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1980 1980
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  • Appears in:
    y South Pacific Stories Chris Tiffin (editor), Helen Tiffin (editor), St Lucia : South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies , 1980 Z817821 1980 anthology short story St Lucia : South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies , 1980 pg. 91
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    y The Home Girls Olga Masters , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982 Z454861 1982 selected work short story

    'Between the publication of The Home Girls, in 1982, and her death, Olga Masters was acclaimed as one of Australia's finest writers. Her short stories, distinguished by their acute observation of human behaviour, drew comparison with the finest exponents of the form, such as Chekhov.

    'The Home Girls is a collection of candid, witty stories about rural and suburban life. Set in the mid-twentieth century, these are tales of ordinary people and domestic life. Masters was, as the Advertiser remarked, 'a natural storyteller'. ' (Publication summary)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982
    pg. 165-174
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    y The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature Ken L. Goodwin (editor), Alan Lawson (editor), South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 Z535337 1990 anthology criticism correspondence extract poetry drama biography short story prose humour satire travel South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 pg. 535-542
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    y Collected Stories Olga Masters , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996 Z228113 1996 collected work short story

    'In the brief four years between the publication of her first volume of short stories and her death in 1986, Olga Masters was celebrated as one of Australia's most powerful and original writers. She won a National Book Council award and was shortlisted for another, and was published in the United States, France and Italy. She wrote two novels and three collections of stories, the third published posthumously. Gathered now in one volume are all the stories from The Home Girls and A Long Time Dying and those she had completed for The Rose Fancier, tough, honest stories that portray rural and suburban life with compassion and unsparing observation. ' (Publication summary)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996
    pg. 158-167
  • Appears in:
    y Contemporary Classics 65-95 : The Best Australian Short Fiction 1965-1995 Don Anderson (editor), Milsons Point : Vintage , 1996 Z254156 1996 anthology short story poetry extract Milsons Point : Vintage , 1996 pg. 455-468
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    y Secret Lives : Thirty-four Modern Australian Short Stories Barry Oakley (editor), Rowville : Five Mile Press , 2003 Z1073789 2003 anthology short story autobiography prose Rowville : Five Mile Press , 2003 pg. 126-138

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