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y separately published work icon 'Water Them Geraniums' single work   short story  
  • Author:agent Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
First known date: 1899-1901 Issue Details: First known date: 1899-1901... 1899-1901 'Water Them Geraniums'
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Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Joe Wilson Cliff Green , Australia : ABC Television , 1980 7140541 1980 single work film/TV
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 106-152)

'Young bush carpenter Joe Wilson marries pretty Mary Brand and they go to live in a slab hut miles from the nearest neighbour. The isolation and harshness are almost too much to bear for Mary who is used to all the comforts. Joe makes a purchase which could provide the solution.'

Source:

[Television guide], The Canberra Times, 8 February 1980, p.16.

Notes

  • A short story in two parts, I : A Lonely Track and II : Past Carin'.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: I gerani della signora spicer
Language: Italian

Works about this Work

In Australian Country Gardens Laurie Hergenhan , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 60 no. 6 2016; (p. 92-94)
The Wider Shores of Gothic Andrew Ng , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 66 no. 2 2007; (p. 149-156)
Examines the 'gothic tradition in Australian and contemporary 'Australasian' fiction'. (Meanjin)
Looking for Mr Backbone : The Politics of Gender in the Work of Henry Lawson Christopher Lee , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The 1890s : Australian Literature and Literary Culture 1996; (p. 95-108)
Things a Bushwoman Cannot Do Sue Rowley , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Debutante Nation : Feminism Contests the 1890s 1993; (p. 185-198; notes 242-244)
Lawson's High Tide : The `Joe Wilson' Stories John Barnes , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Henry Lawson's Short Stories 1985; (p. 32-41)
The Wider Shores of Gothic Andrew Ng , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 66 no. 2 2007; (p. 149-156)
Examines the 'gothic tradition in Australian and contemporary 'Australasian' fiction'. (Meanjin)
Looking for Mr Backbone : The Politics of Gender in the Work of Henry Lawson Christopher Lee , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The 1890s : Australian Literature and Literary Culture 1996; (p. 95-108)
Lawson's High Tide : The `Joe Wilson' Stories John Barnes , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Henry Lawson's Short Stories 1985; (p. 32-41)
Louisa Lawson's "The Australian Bush-Woman" -- A Source for "The Drover's Wife" and "Water them Geraniums"? Elaine J Zinkhan , 1982 single work
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 10 no. 4 1982; (p. 495-499)
The Drover's Wife Writ Large : One Measure of Lawson's Achievement Brian Matthews , 1968 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Autumn vol. 27 no. 1 1968; (p. 54-66) The AustLit Anthology of Criticism 2010; (p. 26)
Matthews compares "The Drover's Wife" with the later story, "Water Them Geraniums", to demonstrate Lawson's artistic development. Matthews argues that "Water Them Geraniums" has a "depth and quality" not found in the "The Drover's Wife". This indicates that the development of Lawson's prose had reached a stage where his text "embodies . . . intricacies, doubts and confusions, rather than being a description of them".
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