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Alternative title: Stream System : The Collected Short Fiction of Gerald Murnane
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Collected Short Fiction
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'This volume brings together Gerald Murnane’s shorter works of fiction, most of which have been out of print for the past twenty five years. They include such masterpieces as ‘When the Mice Failed to Arrive’, ‘Stream System’, ‘First Love’, ‘Emerald Blue’, and ‘The Interior of Gaaldine’, a story which holds the key to the long break in Murnane’s career, and points the way towards his later works, from Barley Patch to Border Districts. Much is made of Murnane’s distinctive and elaborate style as a writer, but there is no one to match him in his sensitive portraits of family members – parents, uncles and aunts, and particularly children – and in his probing of situations which contain anxiety and embarrassment, shame or delight.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Artarmon, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Giramondo Publishing , 2018 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
When the Mice Failed to Arrive, Gerald Murnane , 1990 single work short story (p. 1-24)
Stream System, Gerald Murnane , 1990 single work short story (p. 25-44)
Land Deal, Gerald Murnane , 1978 single work short story (p. 45-49)
The Only Adam, Gerald Murnane , 1985 single work short story (p. 50-57)
Stone Quarry, Gerald Murnane , 1986 single work short story (p. 58-76)
Precious Bane, Gerald Murnane , 1985 single work short story (p. 77-86)
Cotters Come No More, Gerald Murnane , 1987 single work short story (p. 87-98)
There Were Some Countries, Gerald Murnane , 1985 single work short story (p. 99-104)
Finger-Web, Gerald Murnane , 1989 single work short story (p. 105-124)
First Love, Gerald Murnane , 1989 single work short story (p. 125-144)
Velvet Waters, Gerald Murnane , 1990 single work short story (p. 145-196)
The White Cattle of Uppington, Gerald Murnane , 1995 single work short story (p. 197-216)
In Far Fields, Gerald Murnane , 1995 single work short story (p. 217-263)
Pink Lining, Gerald Murnane , 1992 single work short story (p. 262-282)
Boy Blue, Gerald Murnane , 1993 single work short story (p. 283-292)
Emerald Blue, Gerald Murnane , 1995 single work novella (p. 293-387)
The Interior of Gaaldine, Gerald Murnane , 1995 single work short story (p. 388-417)
The Interior of Gaaldine, Gerald Murnane , 1995 single work short story (p. 388-417)
As It Were a Letter, Gerald Murnane , 2001 single work short story (p. 418-445)
The Boy's Name Was David, Gerald Murnane , 2002 single work short story (p. 445-459)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Artarmon, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Giramondo Publishing , 2018 .
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      Extent: 512p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published April 2018.

      ISBN: 9781925336641, 9781925336719, 9781925336726
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Farrar Straus and Giroux ,
      2018 .
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      Alternative title: Stream System : The Collected Short Fiction of Gerald Murnane
      Extent: 548p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 3 April 2018

      ISBN: 9780374126001

Works about this Work

The Murnane File : A Memoir Carmel Bird , 2018 single work biography
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 77 no. 2 2018; (p. 137-147)

'When my daughter was a baby I knitted for her a pair of woollen bootees in red, green and yellow stripes. I liked them so much I kept them safely and sentimentally for 40 years. But in the end I was defeated by moths. The bootees are now just a tragic bundle of bright, broken stitches, a cluster of airy spaces held together by scrappy twists of coloured wool. They are perhaps also a kind of description of memory, a flawed tangle of broken threads, having the power to stimulate vivid images and deep emotions that have lain cradled in mystery for years and years, clouded by the wash of daily events, day after day after day.' (Introduction)

Most Books Are Crap Mark Binelli , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The New York Times Magazine , 27 March 2018; (p. MM42)

'With the publication of two new books, Gerald Murnane might finally find an American audience.' 

Gerald Murnane : One of Australia's Greatest Writers You May Never Have Heard of Emmett Stinson , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 5 April 2018;

'The New York Times calls him one of the best English-language writers alive. So why isn’t he a household name?' 

Gerald Murnane : One of Australia's Greatest Writers You May Never Have Heard of Emmett Stinson , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 5 April 2018;

'The New York Times calls him one of the best English-language writers alive. So why isn’t he a household name?' 

Most Books Are Crap Mark Binelli , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The New York Times Magazine , 27 March 2018; (p. MM42)

'With the publication of two new books, Gerald Murnane might finally find an American audience.' 

The Murnane File : A Memoir Carmel Bird , 2018 single work biography
— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 77 no. 2 2018; (p. 137-147)

'When my daughter was a baby I knitted for her a pair of woollen bootees in red, green and yellow stripes. I liked them so much I kept them safely and sentimentally for 40 years. But in the end I was defeated by moths. The bootees are now just a tragic bundle of bright, broken stitches, a cluster of airy spaces held together by scrappy twists of coloured wool. They are perhaps also a kind of description of memory, a flawed tangle of broken threads, having the power to stimulate vivid images and deep emotions that have lain cradled in mystery for years and years, clouded by the wash of daily events, day after day after day.' (Introduction)

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