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  • Author: David Malouf http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/malouf-david
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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Notes

  • Epigraph: 'When I consider the brevity of my life, swallowed up as it is in the eternity that precedes and will follow it, the tiny space I occupy and what is visible to me, cast as I am into a vast infinity of spaces that I know nothing of and which know nothing of me, I take frght, I am stunned to find myself here rather than elsewhere, for there is no reason why it should be here rather than there, and now rather than then. Who set me here? By whose order and under what guiding destiny was this time, this place assigned to me?' - Pascal, Pensees.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Knopf , 2007 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Valley of Lagoons, David Malouf , 2006 single work short story (p. 3-45)
Every Move You Make, David Malouf , 2006 single work short story (p. 46-65)
War Baby, David Malouf , 2006 single work short story (p. 66-98)
Towards Midnight, David Malouf , 2006 single work short story (p. 99-108)
Elsewhere, David Malouf , 2006 single work short story
'When Andy, a down-to-earth miner, drives to Sydney for his bohemian sister-in-law's funeral, a new world opens up to him.' - (Journeys, p.61)
(p. 109-121)
Mrs Porter and the Rock, David Malouf , 2006 single work short story (p. 122-151)
The Domestic Cantata, David Malouf , 2006 single work short story (p. 152-175)
At Schindler's, David Malouf , 2000 single work short story (p. 179-197)
Closer, David Malouf , 1999 single work short story (p. 198-203)
Dream Stuff, David Malouf , 2000 single work short story (p. 204-227)
Night Training, David Malouf , 1986-1987 single work short story (p. 228-235)
Sally's Story, David Malouf , 2000 single work short story (p. 236-250)
Jacko's Reach, David Malouf , 1998 single work short story (p. 251-256)
Lone Pine, David Malouf , 2000 single work short story (p. 257-268)
Blacksoil Country, David Malouf , 2000 single work short story (p. 269-280)
Great Day, David Malouf , 2000 single work short story (p. 281-323)
Southern Skies, David Malouf , 1985-1986 single work short story (p. 327-343)
A Trip to the Grundelsee, David Malouf , 1985-1986 single work short story (p. 344-353)
The Empty Lunch-Tin, David Malouf , 1985-1986 single work short story (p. 354-360)
Sorrows and Secrets, David Malouf , 1985-1986 single work short story (p. 361-371)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Pantheon Books , 2007 .
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      Extent: viii, 508p.p.
      Edition info: 1st US ed.
      ISBN: 9780375424977 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Favourite Fiction 2011 Sarah Drummond , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , December 2011;
Summer Reading Gillian Dooley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , January no. 347 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of The Slap Christos Tsiolkas 2008 single work novel ; Breath Tim Winton 2008 single work novel ; The White Tiger Aravind Adiga 2008 single work novel ; The Complete Stories David Malouf 2007 selected work short story
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)
Luminous Dust Jeffrey Poacher , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Heat , no. 16 (New Series) 2008; (p. 185-193)
Malouf Wins WA's $110,000 Book Prize Rod Moran , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 November 2008; (p. 19)
Writer's Surprising Plots Woo Judges of Region's Richest Prize Gia Metherell , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 November 2008; (p. 3)
Rich Pickings for Malouf Jason Steger , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 22 November 2008; (p. 7)
Malouf's Bracelet Dazzles on a List of Literary Treasures Matt Buchanan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 November 2008; (p. 7)
Malouf Wins Inaugural Book Prize Miriam Cosic , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 November 2008; (p. 5)
Focus is on Future Madeline Healy , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 - 23 November 2008; (p. 31)
The Year's Work in Fiction : 2007-2008 Roger Bourke , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 53 no. 2008; (p. 50-58)

— Review of From : The Time We Have Taken Steven Carroll 2007 extract novel ; Prime Cuts Angus Gaunt 2008 selected work short story ; The Best Australian Stories 2007 2007 anthology short story extract autobiography ; The Trout Opera Matthew Condon 2007 single work novel ; Fear of Tennis David Cohen 2007 single work novel ; The Complete Stories David Malouf 2007 selected work short story ; Redfin Anthony Lynch 2007 selected work short story ; Rohypnol Andrew Hutchinson 2006 single work novel ; Breath Tim Winton 2008 single work novel ; The Last Sky Alice Nelson 2008 single work novel ; Landscape of Farewell Alex Miller 2007 single work novel ; A History of the Beanbag : And Other Stories Susan Midalia 2007 selected work short story ; Dead Birds Trevor Shearston 2007 single work novel ; Secrets of the Sea Nicholas Shakespeare 2007 single work novel ; Other Country Stephen Scourfield 2007 single work novel ; The Low Road Chris Womersley 2007 single work novel ; Lilia's Secret Erina Reddan 2007 single work novel
Showcase Packs a Powerful Bunch Diane Stubbings , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 October 2007; (p. 15)

— Review of The Complete Stories David Malouf 2007 selected work short story
Crossing the Line Carmel Bird , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 October 2007; (p. 23)

— Review of The Complete Stories David Malouf 2007 selected work short story
Short Stories Are Big on Impact Malcolm Knox , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 October 2007; (p. 32-33)

— Review of The Complete Stories David Malouf 2007 selected work short story
Telling Tales Geoffrey Lehmann , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 November 2007; (p. 8-9)

— Review of The Complete Stories David Malouf 2007 selected work short story
An Agreeable Planet Patrick Allington , 2007-2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 297 2007-2008; (p. 29-30)

— Review of The Complete Stories David Malouf 2007 selected work short story
How We Read this Year : Australian Fiction Diane Stubbings , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 December 2007; (p. 11)
Literary highlights in Australian fiction for 2007 . The author gives her impressions of these works.
Showcase Packs a Powerful Bunch Diane Stubbings , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 October 2007; (p. 15)

— Review of The Complete Stories David Malouf 2007 selected work short story
Crossing the Line Carmel Bird , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 October 2007; (p. 23)

— Review of The Complete Stories David Malouf 2007 selected work short story
Short Stories Are Big on Impact Malcolm Knox , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 October 2007; (p. 32-33)

— Review of The Complete Stories David Malouf 2007 selected work short story
Telling Tales Geoffrey Lehmann , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 November 2007; (p. 8-9)

— Review of The Complete Stories David Malouf 2007 selected work short story
An Agreeable Planet Patrick Allington , 2007-2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 297 2007-2008; (p. 29-30)

— Review of The Complete Stories David Malouf 2007 selected work short story
The Year's Work in Fiction : 2007-2008 Roger Bourke , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 53 no. 2008; (p. 50-58)

— Review of From : The Time We Have Taken Steven Carroll 2007 extract novel ; Prime Cuts Angus Gaunt 2008 selected work short story ; The Best Australian Stories 2007 2007 anthology short story extract autobiography ; The Trout Opera Matthew Condon 2007 single work novel ; Fear of Tennis David Cohen 2007 single work novel ; The Complete Stories David Malouf 2007 selected work short story ; Redfin Anthony Lynch 2007 selected work short story ; Rohypnol Andrew Hutchinson 2006 single work novel ; Breath Tim Winton 2008 single work novel ; The Last Sky Alice Nelson 2008 single work novel ; Landscape of Farewell Alex Miller 2007 single work novel ; A History of the Beanbag : And Other Stories Susan Midalia 2007 selected work short story ; Dead Birds Trevor Shearston 2007 single work novel ; Secrets of the Sea Nicholas Shakespeare 2007 single work novel ; Other Country Stephen Scourfield 2007 single work novel ; The Low Road Chris Womersley 2007 single work novel ; Lilia's Secret Erina Reddan 2007 single work novel
Summer Reading Gillian Dooley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , January no. 347 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of The Slap Christos Tsiolkas 2008 single work novel ; Breath Tim Winton 2008 single work novel ; The White Tiger Aravind Adiga 2008 single work novel ; The Complete Stories David Malouf 2007 selected work short story
How We Read this Year : Australian Fiction Diane Stubbings , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 December 2007; (p. 11)
Literary highlights in Australian fiction for 2007 . The author gives her impressions of these works.
Luminous Dust Jeffrey Poacher , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Heat , no. 16 (New Series) 2008; (p. 185-193)
Malouf Wins WA's $110,000 Book Prize Rod Moran , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 November 2008; (p. 19)
Writer's Surprising Plots Woo Judges of Region's Richest Prize Gia Metherell , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 November 2008; (p. 3)
Rich Pickings for Malouf Jason Steger , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 22 November 2008; (p. 7)
Malouf's Bracelet Dazzles on a List of Literary Treasures Matt Buchanan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 November 2008; (p. 7)
Malouf Wins Inaugural Book Prize Miriam Cosic , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 November 2008; (p. 5)
Focus is on Future Madeline Healy , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 - 23 November 2008; (p. 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)
Favourite Fiction 2011 Sarah Drummond , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , December 2011;
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