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Afraid of Waking It single work   novella  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Afraid of Waking It
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'He set the camera up by the wall in the space he used as his studio. It was one of the many rooms in the too-big house he didn't need. It was mostly empty - the wallpaper left to peel away from the walls, the plaster to crack and the dust left undusted. In the light that came in elongated grids through the barred windows I watched him move around the room beneath me, holding up the light meter to gauge the exposures...' (Publication abstract)

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Griffith Review Tall Tales Short - The Novella Project III no. 50 October 2015 9042937 2015 periodical issue 2015 pg. 58-106
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Drover's Wife : A Celebration of a Great Australian Love Affair Frank Moorhouse (editor), Sydney : Knopf Australia , 2017 11524652 2017 anthology short story criticism

    'Since Henry Lawson wrote his story The Drover’s Wife in 1892, Australian writers, painters, performers, and photographers have created a wonderful tradition of Drover’s Wife works, stories, and images.

    'The Russell Drysdale painting from 1945 has become an Australian icon.

    'Other versions of the Lawson story have been written by Murray Bail, Frank Moorhouse, Barbara Jefferis, Mandy Sayer, David Ireland and others, up to the present including Ryan O’Neill’s graphic novel.

    'Moorhouse has examined our ongoing fascination with this story, collected some of the best pieces of writing on the subject, adding commentary on each piece, and created a remarkable, gorgeous book.' (Publication Summary)

    Sydney : Knopf Australia , 2017
    pg. 129-195
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