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Issue Details: First known date: 1982... 1982 The Home Girls
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'Between the publication of The Home Girls, in 1982, and her death, Olga Masters was acclaimed as one of Australia's finest writers. Her short stories, distinguished by their acute observation of human behaviour, drew comparison with the finest exponents of the form, such as Chekhov.

'The Home Girls is a collection of candid, witty stories about rural and suburban life. Set in the mid-twentieth century, these are tales of ordinary people and domestic life. Masters was, as the Advertiser remarked, 'a natural storyteller'. ' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Alice.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording, large print.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1982 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Home Girls, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story (p. 1-7)
The Rages of Mrs Torrens, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story (p. 8-18)
On the Train, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story (p. 19-23)
Leaving Home, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story (p. 24-36)
Passenger to Berrigo, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story (p. 37-48)
The Done Thing, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story (p. 49-63)
A Rat in the Building, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story humour (p. 64-75)
A Dog that Squeaked, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story (p. 76-83)
A Young Man's Fancy, Olga Masters , 1979 single work short story (p. 84-92)
The Lang Women, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story (p. 93-106)
The Snake and Bad Tom, Olga Masters , 1981 single work short story (p. 107-112)
A Poor Winner, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story (p. 113-118)
Call Me Pinkie, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story (p. 119-123)
Adams and Barker, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story (p. 124-130)
Mrs Lister, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story (p. 131-137)
The Creek Way, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story (p. 138-150)
The Children are Coming, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story (p. 151-164)
A Good Marriage, Olga Masters , 1980 single work short story (p. 165-174)
You'll Like it There, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story (p. 175-181)
The Sea on a Sunday, Olga Masters , 1982 single work short story (p. 182-194)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Una famiglia di donne
Language: Italian
    • Milan,
      c
      Italy,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Feltrinelli ,
      1988 .
      Extent: 206p.
      ISBN: 8807013525

Works about this Work

[Review] Loving Daughters Nancy Engbretsen Schaumburger , single work review
— Appears in: Belles-Lettres (US) , vol. 3 no. 6 ; (p. 1-2)

— Review of A Long Time Dying Olga Masters , 1985 selected work short story ; The Home Girls Olga Masters , 1982 selected work short story ; Loving Daughters Olga Masters , 1984 single work novel
We're Waiting for Someone to Electrify the Lines Andrea Stretton , single work review
— Review of The Home Girls Olga Masters , 1982 selected work short story
The Voices of Silence in Olga Master's Narrative M. S. Suarez Lafuente , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , Spring vol. 13 no. 2 1991; (p. 109-114)
Untitled Merrill Perlman , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 12 August 1990; (p. 16)

— Review of The Home Girls Olga Masters , 1982 selected work short story
Untitled 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The New Yorker , 27 August 1990; (p. 94)

— Review of The Home Girls Olga Masters , 1982 selected work short story
Doubling Identity Problems Katharine England , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 October 1982; (p. 29)

— Review of The Birthday Gift : A Novel Thomas Shapcott , 1982 single work novel ; The Home Girls Olga Masters , 1982 selected work short story ; An Item from the Late News Thea Astley , 1982 single work novel
Mixed New Australian Fiction Marion Halligan , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 December 1982; (p. 18)

— Review of The Harlots Enter First Gerard Windsor , 1982 selected work short story ; Faith of Our Fathers Spiro Zavos , 1982 selected work short story ; The Home Girls Olga Masters , 1982 selected work short story ; Pacific Highway Michael Wilding , 1982 single work novel
Short Fiction in the Eighties : White Anglo-Celtic Male No More? Elizabeth Webby , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 42 no. 1 1983; (p. 34-41)

— Review of The First UQP Story Book 1981 anthology short story ; Faith of Our Fathers Spiro Zavos , 1982 selected work short story ; The Home Girls Olga Masters , 1982 selected work short story ; The True Life Story of ... 1981 anthology short story ; Frictions : An Anthology of Fiction by Women 1982 anthology short story poetry extract autobiography prose ; Were All Women Sex-Mad? And Other Stories Anna Couani , 1982 selected work prose ; Writing Ania Walwicz , 1982 selected work poetry ; A Routine Rape : Short Stories and Poems Jaki Nidle-Taylor , 1981 selected work short story poetry prose ; On Firmer Shores Serge Liberman , 1981 selected work short story ; The Hat Trick: Australian Short Stories 1981 anthology short story
Olga Masters' Plain Fiction Tells Home Truths... Phyllis Fahrie Edelson , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , November vol. 1 no. 2 1987; (p. 68-70)

— Review of A Long Time Dying Olga Masters , 1985 selected work short story ; The Home Girls Olga Masters , 1982 selected work short story ; Amy's Children Olga Masters , 1987 single work novel ; Loving Daughters Olga Masters , 1984 single work novel
An Australian Tillie Olsen? Nancy E. Schaumburger , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Belles-Lettres (US) , July-August 1988; (p. 2)

— Review of A Long Time Dying Olga Masters , 1985 selected work short story ; The Home Girls Olga Masters , 1982 selected work short story ; Loving Daughters Olga Masters , 1984 single work novel
Olga Masters...Late Blooming Banksia June Owen , 1988 single work biography
— Appears in: The Book Magazine , Winter vol. 2 no. 1 1988; (p. 15)
Sturdy Roots Bring Late Crop of Literary Blooms Deborah Tarrant (interviewer), 1983 single work biography interview criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 15-16 October 1983; (p. 16)
Writable Realism : The Fiction of Olga Masters Dorothy Jones , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Span , April no. 30 1990; (p. 69-78)
A Long Time Dying Olga Masters , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , December vol. 45 no. 4 1985; (p. 42-46)
Olga Masters Pam Gilbert , 1988 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Coming Out from Under : Contemporary Australian Woman Writers 1988; (p. 166-186)
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