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Issue Details: First known date: 1985... 1985 Postcards from Surfers : Stories
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'From one of Australia's most celebrated writers comes eleven stories about the complexities of life and love; of looking back and longing; of what it means to be a stranger, on foreign ground and known, told with the piercing familiarity and resonance we have come to expect from Helen Garner. Remarkably honest, often very funny and always woven in ways that surprise, these stories tease out everyday life to show the darkness underneath - but also the possibilities of joy.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Penguin Modern Classics)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording, large print.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Fitzroy, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,:McPhee Gribble , 1985 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Postcards from Surfers' Paradise, Helen Garner , 1984 single work short story Postcards from Surfers (p. 1-16)
The Dark, the Light, Helen Garner , 1985 single work short story (p. 17-21)
In Paris, Helen Garner , 1983 single work short story (p. 23-28)
Little Helen's Sunday Afternoon, Helen Garner , 1985 single work short story (p. 29-40)
La Chance Existe, Helen Garner , 1983 single work short story (p. 41-51)
The Life of Art, Helen Garner , 1985 single work short story (p. 53-62)
All Those Bloody Young Catholics, Helen Garner , 1985 single work short story (p. 63-69)
A Thousand Miles from the Ocean, Helen Garner , 1985 single work short story (p. 71-80)
Did He Pay?, Helen Garner , 1980 single work short story (p. 81-90)
Civilisation and its Discontents, Helen Garner , 1985 single work short story (p. 91-101)
A Happy Story, Helen Garner , 1985 single work short story (p. 103-106)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fitzroy, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: McPhee Gribble , 1985 .
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      Extent: 106p.
      Reprinted: 1989 0869140752 (pbk.)
      ISBN: 0140084622
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Bloomsbury ,
      1989 .
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      Extent: 180p.
      ISBN: 0747502722, 0747505853
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1996 .
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      Extent: 106p.
      ISBN: 0140256059
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2008 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 153p.
      ISBN: 9780143180067 (pbk.)
      Series: Penguin Modern Classics series - publisher

Works about this Work

In Xanadu Did Kubla Khan , A Stately Pleasure Dome Decree Frank Moorhouse , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17-18 December 2006; (p. 16-19)
From personal experience, novelist Frank Moorhouse explores how the Gold Coast has captured the Australian literary imagination.
y separately published work icon Helen Garner Kerryn Goldsworthy , Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 Z417973 1996 single work criticism
"I'm Writing to Save Myself": An Interview with Helen Garner Eleanor Wachtel (interviewer), 1993 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , December no. 10 1993; (p. 57-65)
[Review] Postcards from Surfers Graeme Kinross-Smith , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 85-86)

— Review of Postcards from Surfers : Stories Helen Garner , 1985 selected work short story
[Review] Postcards from Surfers Sue Hosking , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 85)

— Review of Postcards from Surfers : Stories Helen Garner , 1985 selected work short story
Briefings Brian Matthews , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , January no. 21 1986; (p. 15-16)

— Review of Postcards from Surfers : Stories Helen Garner , 1985 selected work short story
Paperbacks : The Ethics, Revised, of Terror, Confusion and Walking the Line Penelope Nelson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 23-24 September 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of The Fear Thomas Keneally , 1965 single work novel ; Postcards from Surfers : Stories Helen Garner , 1985 selected work short story ; A Mixed Bag : Tales from the Top End and Cockpit Yarns Bob Lunney , 1989 selected work short story
Whitlam Fictions Zachary Leader , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 16 February vol. 11 no. 1989; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Forty-Seventeen 1988 selected work short story ; Kisses of the Enemy Rodney Hall , 1987 single work novel ; Postcards from Surfers : Stories Helen Garner , 1985 selected work short story
Beginning and Arriving : Campbell Promises, Garner Achieves Sandra Hodgson Moore , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1985-1986) no. 77 1985; (p. 32-34)

— Review of Lines of Flight : A Novel Marion Campbell , 1985 single work novel ; Postcards from Surfers : Stories Helen Garner , 1985 selected work short story
Home and Abroad Sue Hosking , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , July no. 103 1986; (p. 67-69)

— Review of Their Solitary Way Julian Croft , 1985 single work novel ; The Night We Ate the Sparrow : A Memoir and Fourteen Stories Morris Lurie , 1985 selected work short story biography ; Postcards from Surfers : Stories Helen Garner , 1985 selected work short story
In Xanadu Did Kubla Khan , A Stately Pleasure Dome Decree Frank Moorhouse , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17-18 December 2006; (p. 16-19)
From personal experience, novelist Frank Moorhouse explores how the Gold Coast has captured the Australian literary imagination.
"I'm Writing to Save Myself": An Interview with Helen Garner Eleanor Wachtel (interviewer), 1993 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , December no. 10 1993; (p. 57-65)
Helen Garner Pam Gilbert , 1988 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Coming Out from Under : Contemporary Australian Woman Writers 1988; (p. 5-24)
y separately published work icon Helen Garner Kerryn Goldsworthy , Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 Z417973 1996 single work criticism
The Small Fiction of a Great Country Howard Jacobson , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 26-27 December 1987; (p. 4,6)
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