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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Reptile Girl
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    y separately published work icon Automatic Teller Carmel Bird , Milsons Point : Vintage , 1996 Z495548 1996 selected work short story prose biography criticism essay autobiography What is that process that takes a thought from a writer's head, onto the page, and into the mind of the reader?...Automatic Teller is a meditation on the heart, mind and imagination at work. In this provocative collection of stories and essays, Carmel Bird examines the nature of fact and fiction and the complexities of contemporary life in writing that encompasses dark humour, sly wit, and abiding compassion...Each of the twenty-four pieces is prefaced with a personal reflection on the art of storytelling. The result is both a revealing writer's diary, and a feast of insightful - and surprising - storytelling. (Source: back cover) Milsons Point : Vintage , 1996 pg. 231-237
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    y separately published work icon The Essential Bird Carmel Bird , London Sydney : Fourth Estate , 2005 Z1190499 2005 selected work short story essay biography prose

    Enter the world of a murdered socialite, be consumed by rural madness, be ignited by the longings of an obsessive optometrist, engrossed by unorthodox book-binding, and moved by a heartbreaking meditation on the Oklahoma bombings. With its bewitching language, full of subtle harmonies and rhythms, The Essential Bird takes the reader on a voyage that delights, amazes and fascinates. Carmel Bird weaves fact, fantasy and history into a shimmering fabric of fiction that creates a world of hyper-reality both tender and profound. (Source: back cover)

    London Sydney : Fourth Estate , 2005
    pg. 279-283
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