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Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Forty-Seventeen
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Notes

  • This work has been described as a collection of interconnected short stories and as a novel.
  • Other formats: Also braille and large print.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Buenaventura Durruti's Funeral, Frank Moorhouse , 1984 single work short story (p. 1-14)
The Great-Grandmother Replica, Frank Moorhouse , 1985 single work short story (p. 15-22)
Going into the Heartlands with the Wrong Person at Christmas, Frank Moorhouse , 1981 single work short story From a Bush Log Book 1 (p. 23-31)
Disobedience, Frank Moorhouse , 1986 single work short story From a Bush Log Book 2 (p. 32-42)
The Grandfather's Curse, Frank Moorhouse , 1988 single work short story (p. 43-48)
Drink, Frank Moorhouse , 1988 single work short story (p. 49-57)
White Knight, Frank Moorhouse , 1988 single work short story (p. 58-70)
Libido and Life Lessons, Frank Moorhouse , 1986 single work short story (p. 71-76)
Delegate, Frank Moorhouse , 1988 single work short story (p. 77-92)
Disposal, Frank Moorhouse , 1988 single work short story (p. 93-102)
A Portrait of a Whore, Frank Moorhouse , 1988 single work short story (p. 103-113)
Martini, Frank Moorhouse , 1985 single work short story (p. 114-119)
A Portrait of a Virgin Girl (Circa 1955), Frank Moorhouse , 1988 single work short story (p. 119-132)
The Story Not Shown, Frank Moorhouse , 1988 single work short story (p. 133-136)
Beirut, Frank Moorhouse , 1988 single work short story (p. 137-147)
Ex-Wife Re-Wed, Frank Moorhouse , 1987 single work short story (p. 148-164)
Rambling Boy, Frank Moorhouse , 1969-1988 single work short story (p. 165-169)
Caves, Frank Moorhouse , 1988 single work short story (p. 170-174)
The Third Post Card, Frank Moorhouse , 1988 single work short story (p. 175)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Faber and Viking editions simultaneously published 1988.
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 1988 .
      Extent: 175p.
      ISBN: 0670821365
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1988 .
      Extent: 175p.
      ISBN: 0140065105 (pbk.)
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Faber ,
      1988 .
      Extent: 175p.
      Reprinted: 1989
      ISBN: 0571141080 (pbk), 0571152104
    • Chippendale, Inner Sydney, Sydney,: Picador , 1994 .
      Extent: 175p.
      ISBN: 0330274902
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney,: Vintage Books , 2007 .
      Extent: 265p.
      ISBN: 978174051145
Alternative title: Cuarenta y diecisiete
Language: Spanish
    • Barcelona,
      c
      Spain,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Versal ,
      1990 .
      Extent: 264p.

Works about this Work

Moorhouse and The Angry Decade Janice Shaw , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 27 no. 1 2013; (p. 31-36)
'Shaw discusses Frank Moorhouse's early writings on Australian sociography. Frank Moorhouse's early writings, in particular the short story collections he termed "discontinuous narrative," Futility and Other Animals (1969) and The Americans, Baby (1972), are a contribution to the current of social and literary changes in Australia around the events of 1972, a year which "has become one of those dates that serve as shorthand reference to distinct periods or phases" (v), according to Kiernan in his Introduction to The Americans, Baby.' (Editor's abstract)
On the Short Side Geordie Williamson , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1 - 2 December 2012; (p. 18-19)
Rejected by America? Some Tensions in Australian–American Literary Relations Louise Poland , Ivor Indyk , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Across the Pacific : Australia-United States Intellectual Histories 2010; (p. 309-322)
'This chapter focuses on the period from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s, a watershed period in Australia-US literary relations, which saw the publicatin in the US of Australian novelists Peter Carey, David Malouf, Jessica Anderson, Thea Astley, Elizabeth Jolley, Helen Garner, Tim Winton and Beverley Farmer among others, but which was also crossed by tensions and contradictions which led to confusion, disappointment, lost opportunities, and sometimes the outright rejection of important Australian authors and their books. Among these tensions, we look at three in particular: the promising but limited role played by the multinational publisher (in this case Penguin Books) offering Australian titles through its US affiliate (Viking Penguin); the intervention by literary agents in Australia - US literary publishing relations; and the difference in values between the two cultures, which served to hinder the appreciation of important works of Australian writing.' (p. 309)
Australian Masculinities Xavier Pons , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Messengers of Eros : Representations of Sex in Australian Writing 2009; (p. 97-117)
This criticism looks at the forms of maleness celebrated by Australian writers and how that 'maleness' is not just constructed by men. Women, Pons argues, contribute to this construction.
Transgressions Xavier Pons , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Messengers of Eros : Representations of Sex in Australian Writing 2009; (p. 39-59)

'All serious art breaks the rules-there can be no innovation without some form of transgression. Yet the breaking of rules is not enough to produce serious art, and while the very focus of erotic writing seems to invite transgressions, these are not necessarily liberating or creative. When transgressions lie for the most part in the subject-matter, their translation into literary break-throughs is problematic, and they can in fact be undermined by writing that is bland, conventional and predictable. Literature, it bears perhaps repeating, is not the thing itself but a representation and thus a re-creation of it. Modes of representations are always ideologically loaded and, while the contemporary period has invented very little in terms of sexual practices, it has been able to innovate significantly in terms of representational practices. It remains to be seen what kind of articulation can be found between the two.' (p 39)

New Paperbacks Robin Lucas , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 December 1988; (p. 88)

— Review of Australian Golden Dagger Mysteries 1988 anthology short story ; Forty-Seventeen 1988 selected work short story
Insiders and Outsiders Reba Gostand , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 7 no. 4 1989; (p. 64-67)

— Review of Numinbah's Tales From The Nick 1988 anthology short story ; Mudmaps to Paradise David A. Myers 1987 selected work short story ; Bleeding Battlers from Ironbark : Australian Myths in Fiction and Film, 1890s-1980s David A. Myers 1987 single work criticism ; Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry ; Forty-Seventeen 1988 selected work short story
An Excellent Gift for Christmas 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 November 1988; (p. 21)

— Review of Forty-Seventeen 1988 selected work short story
Come on Moorhouse, Let's Have a Novel A. P. Riemer , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 March 1988; (p. 74)

— Review of Forty-Seventeen 1988 selected work short story
Literary London Michele Field , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 22-23 October 1988; (p. 10)

— Review of Forty-Seventeen 1988 selected work short story
y Martini : A Memoir Frank Moorhouse , Milsons Point : Knopf , 2005 Z1222009 2005 single work prose

Moorhouse 'muses on the aesthetics of martini lore ... and the nature of drinking.' He also 'reflects on the role of the martini in his own life in prose as dry and intoxicating as the martini itself.'

Source: Random House website, http://www.randomhouse.com.au/WEB_ASP/ttle_detail.asp?isbn=1740513126
Sighted: 31/10/2005

'Return' in Australian Fiction Gay Raines , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: 'Return' in Post-Colonial Writing : A Cultural Labyrinth 1994; (p. 41-49)
Reserviors of Desire Xavier Pons , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Messengers of Eros : Representations of Sex in Australian Writing 2009; (p. 11-37)
Transgressions Xavier Pons , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Messengers of Eros : Representations of Sex in Australian Writing 2009; (p. 39-59)

'All serious art breaks the rules-there can be no innovation without some form of transgression. Yet the breaking of rules is not enough to produce serious art, and while the very focus of erotic writing seems to invite transgressions, these are not necessarily liberating or creative. When transgressions lie for the most part in the subject-matter, their translation into literary break-throughs is problematic, and they can in fact be undermined by writing that is bland, conventional and predictable. Literature, it bears perhaps repeating, is not the thing itself but a representation and thus a re-creation of it. Modes of representations are always ideologically loaded and, while the contemporary period has invented very little in terms of sexual practices, it has been able to innovate significantly in terms of representational practices. It remains to be seen what kind of articulation can be found between the two.' (p 39)

Australian Masculinities Xavier Pons , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Messengers of Eros : Representations of Sex in Australian Writing 2009; (p. 97-117)
This criticism looks at the forms of maleness celebrated by Australian writers and how that 'maleness' is not just constructed by men. Women, Pons argues, contribute to this construction.
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