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The Burial of Thomas A Beckett single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Burial of Thomas A Beckett
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'Seamus once and his mittened cat of Mairead’s second litter: Thomas à Beckett or Beckett or Thompson or Tom. Unlike other housecats inclined to their wry and lissom dignities of the favourite shelf or chairback, Tom à Beckett lay languidly on the coffeetable or beneath it with the dogs like Christ among taxcollectors, his pharaonic chin aloft the ceilingward flank of Baudet the germanshepherd Harriet first fetched home in a box.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Meanjin Slave to the Algorithm vol. 77 no. 4 Summer 2018 15360812 2018 periodical issue

    'Meanjin did not publish a piece of fiction until 1943 - 'we still strive to talk poetry', founding editor Clem Christesen observed, perhaps tellingly, in the first Meanjin of December 1940.' (Jonathan Green Editorial introduction)

    2018
    pg. 54-58
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