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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 The Beautiful Hour (from The Water Trinket, a Novel-in-Progress)
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    y separately published work icon A Sea Change : Australian Writing and Photography Adam Shoemaker (editor), Sydney : Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games , 1998 Z286345 1998 anthology biography short story extract poetry prose

    'The unique collection explores the sea change in Australian life today. Two years before the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games the nation is witness to transformations of all types, whether they are radical, magical, sexual or political. In this especially-commissioned anthology, twenty-five of Australia's finest writers and photographers take up the challenge of exploring that theme, including David Malouf, Lily brett, Robert Drewe, Beth Yahp, Robert Dessaix, Tracey Moffatt, Anne Zhalka and William Yang.

    This unusual anthology conterpoints essays and photographic images, short stories and the cartoons of Matthew Martin to challenge, surprise and entertain.' (Source: Back cover)

    Sydney : Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games , 1998
    pg. 74-88
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    y separately published work icon Australian Women's Stories : An Oxford Anthology Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1999 Z198049 1999 anthology short story extract South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1999 pg. 325-338
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    y separately published work icon The Red Pearl and Other Stories Beth Yahp , Newtown : Vagabond Press , 2017 11681093 2017 selected work short story

    'The Red Pearl and Other Stories is an invitation from an idiosyncratic but endearing bunch of misfits and outsiders to travel to emotional sites just beyond our GPS coordinates. Welcome to Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Namche Bazaar - but also to unnamed, weirdly recognizable spaces of desire, anxiety or nightmare. Here, race riots unfold in 1960s Malaysia; an 'Asian' student faces 'Go home' graffiti on incessant train rides around Sydney; dogs in love twirl and tumble in the high mountains of Nepal. Here, too, is the parallel Gothic world of the Shanghai Bar, where an Orientalist seductress bites back; and the concrete world of expatriate Kuala Lumpur where Dragon Princes and spirit travellers can also be found. Here is a vision of Sydney at its mythical best: golden, shaded in jacaranda blossoms and offering benevolent asylum to an array of newcomers and old hands. Moving between genres and cultures, the stories in this collection capture moments of intensity and yearning, points of turbulence or rest in the lives of characters who inhabit a globalised world. Their quest is for new arrangements of family, home, friendship and workplaces; new ways of living and loving in a rapidly changing world. The Red Pearl and Other Stories is award-winning novelist Beth Yahp's first collection of short stories.' (Publication summary)

    Newtown : Vagabond Press , 2017
    pg. 129-147
Last amended 27 Feb 2018 10:28:18
Subjects:
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    India,
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    South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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    Malaysia,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
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