Rats single work   short story   humour  
Alternative title: 'Rats'
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1893... 1893
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Three travelling shearers encounter a swagman, 'Rats', having a fight with his swag.

Adaptations

form y Swampy and Brummy Cliff Green , Australia : ABC Television , 1980 7140470 1980 single work film/TV

'Swampy was born a layabout and takes great pride in it, on the other hand Brummy drifted into loaferdom and is consumed by the memories of long years wasted in honest work. After years of relying on each other they go their separate ways but a strange quirk of fate brings the two together again.'

Source:

[Television guide], The Canberra Times, 15 February 1980, p.18.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

How Dark is My Valley : Canadian and Australian Gothic Gerry Turcotte , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Scarp , May no. 22 1993; (p. 26-32)
Madness in Australian Fiction Laurie Clancy , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Left, Right or Centre? Psychiatry and the Status Quo 1990; (p. 125-135)
Australian Literature and the Question of Historical Method : Reading Lawson and Furphy James Wieland , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 20 no. 1 1985; (p. 16-35)
Between Living and Dying : The Ground of Lawson's Art Harry Payne Heseltine , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , July no. 88 1982; (p. 19-26) The Uncertain Self : Essays in Australian Literature and Criticism 1986; (p. 42-55)
Heseltine employs a musical metaphor to show that the integrity of Lawson's great tales of the 1890s "resides in his determination to hold the balance between the spiritual wasteland he perceived in his own and other lives and the tantalising but illusory promise of rebirth he could not help but entertain".
Swampy and Brummy Cliff Green , 1980 single work screenplay
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 154-195)
Swampy and Brummy Cliff Green , 1980 single work screenplay
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 154-195)
How Dark is My Valley : Canadian and Australian Gothic Gerry Turcotte , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Scarp , May no. 22 1993; (p. 26-32)
Between Living and Dying : The Ground of Lawson's Art Harry Payne Heseltine , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , July no. 88 1982; (p. 19-26) The Uncertain Self : Essays in Australian Literature and Criticism 1986; (p. 42-55)
Heseltine employs a musical metaphor to show that the integrity of Lawson's great tales of the 1890s "resides in his determination to hold the balance between the spiritual wasteland he perceived in his own and other lives and the tantalising but illusory promise of rebirth he could not help but entertain".
Australian Literature and the Question of Historical Method : Reading Lawson and Furphy James Wieland , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 20 no. 1 1985; (p. 16-35)
Madness in Australian Fiction Laurie Clancy , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Left, Right or Centre? Psychiatry and the Status Quo 1990; (p. 125-135)
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