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Near the Wharves single work   short story   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1953... 1953 Near the Wharves
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Tracks We Travel : Australian Short Stories S. Murray-Smith (editor), Melbourne : Australasian Book Society , 1953 Z290247 1953 anthology short story Melbourne : Australasian Book Society , 1953 pg. 33-42
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Australian Idiom : An Anthology of Contemporary Prose and Poetry Harry Payne Heseltine (editor), Melbourne : Cheshire , 1963 Z333209 1963 anthology short story poetry extract criticism Melbourne : Cheshire , 1963 pg. 59-67
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Alien Son Judah Waten , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1952 Z53291 1952 selected work short story autobiography (taught in 2 units)

    'Alien Son, in simple yet rich language, is the story of a Russian family settling in Australia in the years before the first World War.  Waten tells of life in his home, among the family's Jewish friends, among his new Australian playmates, on his father's bottle-o rounds - of their hopes, despairs, the comedies and tragedies - all told with the warmth, understanding, and sometimes lack of understanding, that is felt by a child finding himself between the two worlds.  His attempts to reconcile the demands of these two worlds rarely meet with success; often they end in situations that are at once poignantly sad and humorous.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb (Australian Classics ed.).

    North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989
    pg. 144-155
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