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The Drover's Wife single work   short story   satire   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1980... 1980 The Drover's Wife
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: La Moglie del Drover
Language: Italian
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Crocevia : Scritture Straniere, Migranti e di Viaggio Narrativa Australiana vol. 5/6 Estate Aldo Magagnino (editor), 2005 Z1374709 2005 periodical issue 2005 pg. 81-87
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Drover's Wife : A Celebration of a Great Australian Love Affair Frank Moorhouse (editor), Sydney : Knopf Australia , 2017 11524652 2017 anthology short story criticism

    'Since Henry Lawson wrote his story The Drover’s Wife in 1892, Australian writers, painters, performers, and photographers have created a wonderful tradition of Drover’s Wife works, stories, and images.

    'The Russell Drysdale painting from 1945 has become an Australian icon.

    'Other versions of the Lawson story have been written by Murray Bail, Frank Moorhouse, Barbara Jefferis, Mandy Sayer, David Ireland and others, up to the present including Ryan O’Neill’s graphic novel.

    'Moorhouse has examined our ongoing fascination with this story, collected some of the best pieces of writing on the subject, adding commentary on each piece, and created a remarkable, gorgeous book.' (Publication Summary)

    Sydney : Knopf Australia , 2017
    pg. 269-281

Works about this Work

The Drovers' Wives Mandy Sayer , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 68 no. 2 2008; (p. 193-208)
A Gendered Bush: Mansfield and Australian Drovers' Wives Isabel Carrera-Suarez , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 15 no. 2 1991; (p. 140-148)
Drover's Wives John Thieme , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Short Fiction in the New Literatures in English : Proceedings of the Nice Conference of the European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies 1989; (p. 69-75)
The Ironical Fate of "The Drover's Wife" : Four Versions from Henry Lawson (1892) to Barbara Jefferis (1980) Werner Arens , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Story Must Be Told : Short Narrative Prose in the New English Literatures 1986; (p. 119-133)
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