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Issue Details: First known date: 1982 1982
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  • 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. 93-106
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    y Room to Move : The Redress Press Anthology of Australian Women's Short Stories Suzanne Falkiner (editor), North Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1985 Z371170 1985 anthology short story North Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1985 pg. 134-146
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    y Women's Erotica : Erotica by Contemporary Australian Women Lyn Giles (editor), Sydney : Collins , 1988 Z567095 1988 anthology short story poetry Sydney : Collins , 1988 pg. 27-41
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    y Eight Voices of the Eighties : Stories, Journalism and Criticism by Australian Women Writers Gillian Whitlock (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1989 Z11172 1989 anthology criticism extract short story autobiography correspondence prose review interview Eight women writers of the 1980s are represented with a selection of their short fiction, criticism, reviews, interviews and commentary. Some previously unpublished material is included. Brief biographical notes and a portrait accompany each selection. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1989 pg. 243-255
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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. 87-99
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Century of Australian Stories Carmel Bird (editor), Ringwood : Viking , 2000 Z290212 2000 anthology short story Ringwood : Viking , 2000 pg. 455-466

Works about this Work

Olivia and Chloe : Fictions of Female Friendship Dorothy Jones , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 14 no. 1 1989; (p. 3-14)
Olivia and Chloe : Fictions of Female Friendship Dorothy Jones , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 14 no. 1 1989; (p. 3-14)
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