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Issue Details: First known date: 1972... 1972 The Americans, Baby : A Discontinuous Narrative of Stories and Fragments
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A timeless collection of stories exploring physical and psychological boundaries, some tentatively and others with vigor. In The Americans, Baby the milieu is a Sydney under-40 population who, hoping that being earnest or outrageous will make them feel real, are left saturated with anxiety instead. An inherent resistance to American cultural intrusions and the risks that those from a great powerful land such as the US take when they meddle in another culture (they can be snared, seduced, destroyed) are explored with traditional Moorhouse flair and wit. These stories are timeless in their concerns, and explore ideology, idealism, conflict, relationships and sex.(Source: Google Books website).

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Contents

* Contents derived from the North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Dell Goes into Politics, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 1-10)
The American, Paul Jonson, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 11-27)
Becker and the Boys from the Band, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 28-38)
The Girl from the Family of Man, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 39-51)
The First Story of Nature, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 52-60)
The American Poet's Visit, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story humour (p. 63-76)
Five Incidents Concerning the Flesh and the Blood, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 79-100)
The Machine Gun, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 101-111)
Who is Sylvia?, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 112-123)
Becker on the Moon, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 124-132)
A Person of Accomplishment, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 133-147)
The Coca-Cola Kid, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 148-159)
The Girl Who Met Simone De Beauvoir in Paris, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 163-176)
The St Louis Rotary Convention 1923, Recalled, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 179-197)
Soft Drink and the Distribution of Soft Drink, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 198-211)
Jonson's Letter, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story correspondence (p. 212-216)
Anti-Bureaucratisation and the Apparatchiki, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 217-232)
Jesus Said to Watch for 28 Signs, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 233-240)
The Letters to Twiggy, Frank Moorhouse , single work correspondence (p. 243-258)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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Works about this Work

Fair’s Fair (Except When It Isn’t) : The Effectiveness of Fair Dealing in the Australian Publishing Industry Katherine Day , 2020 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , May no. 66 2020;

'In November 2016, the Australian Productivity Commission (PC) released a report proposing a ‘fair use exception to replace the current system of fair dealing exceptions’ (ACC 1) in the Australian Copyright Act 1968. The Commission’s recommendation supported the Australian Legal Reform Commission’s (ALRC) findings in its 2013 report ‘Copyright and the Digital Economy’, which stated that a flexible fair use provision would ‘“enable the Act to adapt to changing technologies and uses without the need for legislative intervention”’ (ALRC 95). In the event that a fair use exception is not viable, the ALRC also proposed an alternative ‘new fair dealing’ exception, to broaden the doctrine’s purposes for educational institutions and commercial organisations.' (Introduction)

Porno-Politics : Frank Moorhouse's The Americans, Baby Damien Barlow , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 308-314)
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)
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 publication 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)

The Role of the Reader in Peter Carey's and Frank Moorhouse's 1970s Short Stories Valentina Adami , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Anglistik , September vol. 20 no. 2 2009; (p. 177-184)
Untitled I. Bedford , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 22 July 1972; (p. 25)

— Review of The Americans, Baby : A Discontinuous Narrative of Stories and Fragments Frank Moorhouse , 1972 selected work short story
Untitled P. Dunn , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Nation Review , 14-20 October 1972; (p. 1549)

— Review of The Americans, Baby : A Discontinuous Narrative of Stories and Fragments Frank Moorhouse , 1972 selected work short story ; Aspects of the Dying Process : Short Stories Michael Wilding , 1972 selected work short story
Opening Up Vistas Marion Halligan , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 October 1972; (p. 11)

— Review of The Americans, Baby : A Discontinuous Narrative of Stories and Fragments Frank Moorhouse , 1972 selected work short story
Untitled B. Jefferies , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 July 1972; (p. 28)

— Review of The Americans, Baby : A Discontinuous Narrative of Stories and Fragments Frank Moorhouse , 1972 selected work short story
Untitled Brian Kiernan , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 29 July 1972; (p. 28)

— Review of The Americans, Baby : A Discontinuous Narrative of Stories and Fragments Frank Moorhouse , 1972 selected work short story
y separately published work icon Frank Moorhouse : The Writer as an Artist Pradeep Trikha , Delhi : Shipra Publications , 2000 Z1048778 2000 single work criticism
Literary Star Marion Halligan , 1972 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 November 1972; (p. 2)
Multiculturalism in Contemporary Australian Fiction Pradeep Trikha , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Caring Cultures : Sharing Imaginations : Australia and India 2006; (p. 142-152)
The author reads a selection of contemporary Australian short stories for their portrayal of multiculturalism.
Koka-Kola Kulture : Reflections Upon Things American Down Under Don Graham , 1993 single work criticism essay
— Appears in: Southwest Review , Spring vol. 78 no. 2 1993; (p. 231-)
Here Graham considers the Australian response to U. S. culture, and the influence of U. S. literary culture on Australian literature and writers.
Fifty Years On : Notes on a Story : My Writing of 'The Young Girl and the American Sailor' Published in 'Southerly', Number Four, 1957. Frank Moorhouse , 2007 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 67 no. 3 2007; (p. 118-122)
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