The Snake and Bad Tom single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1981 1981
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  • Appears in:
    y LiNQ Literature in North Queensland vol. 10 no. 1 Graham Barwell (editor), 1981 Z613854 1981 periodical issue 1981 pg. 81-86
  • Appears in:
    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. 107-112
  • Appears in:
    y Eclipsed : Two Centuries of Australian Women's Fiction C. J. Burns (editor), Marygai McNamara (editor), Sydney : Collins , 1988 Z446860 1988 anthology short story humour satire Sydney : Collins , 1988 pg. 337-342
  • Appears in:
    y The Largest Island : Modern Australian Short Stories Belinda Rikard-Bell (editor), Melbourne : Flinders Publishing , 1989 Z220816 1989 anthology short story Melbourne : Flinders Publishing , 1989 pg. 3-9
  • Appears in:
    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. 100-105
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