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yImpressions : West Coast Fiction 1829-1988Peter Cowan
Fremantle:Fremantle Press,1989Z1781001989anthology short story extract humour Short stories and extracts from novels by Western Australian writers (visitors and residents) representing a wide range of changing responses to place over time.Fremantle:Fremantle Press,1989
yThe Desert HorizonE. L. Grant Watson,
London:Jonathan Cape,1923Z368831923single work novel Roslynn Haynes comments: 'The Desert Horizon and its sequel Daimon closely mirror Watson's own inner struggle to come to terms with the desert as a metaphysical experience. The two central figures, Martin O'Brian (who came to the desert as a child of eight and identifies wholly with it) and his English wife Maggie (who arrived in Australia as a young woman and finds it appalling) re-enact in their vexed relationship the inner turmoil of Watson's alternating fascination with and revulsion from the land.' Roslynn Haynes, 'Dying of Landscape: E.L. Grant Watson and the Australian Desert', Australian Literary Studies 19.1 (1999): 35).