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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 The Interior of Gaaldine
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Emerald Blue Gerald Murnane , Ringwood : McPhee Gribble , 1995 Z373907 1995 selected work short story novella Ringwood : McPhee Gribble , 1995 pg. 185-216
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Collected Short Fiction Stream System : The Collected Short Fiction of Gerald Murnane Gerald Murnane , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2018 13182651 2018 selected work poetry

    'This volume brings together Gerald Murnane’s shorter works of fiction, most of which have been out of print for the past twenty five years. They include such masterpieces as ‘When the Mice Failed to Arrive’, ‘Stream System’, ‘First Love’, ‘Emerald Blue’, and ‘The Interior of Gaaldine’, a story which holds the key to the long break in Murnane’s career, and points the way towards his later works, from Barley Patch to Border Districts. Much is made of Murnane’s distinctive and elaborate style as a writer, but there is no one to match him in his sensitive portraits of family members – parents, uncles and aunts, and particularly children – and in his probing of situations which contain anxiety and embarrassment, shame or delight.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2018
    pg. 388-417
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Collected Short Fiction Stream System : The Collected Short Fiction of Gerald Murnane Gerald Murnane , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2018 13182651 2018 selected work poetry

    'This volume brings together Gerald Murnane’s shorter works of fiction, most of which have been out of print for the past twenty five years. They include such masterpieces as ‘When the Mice Failed to Arrive’, ‘Stream System’, ‘First Love’, ‘Emerald Blue’, and ‘The Interior of Gaaldine’, a story which holds the key to the long break in Murnane’s career, and points the way towards his later works, from Barley Patch to Border Districts. Much is made of Murnane’s distinctive and elaborate style as a writer, but there is no one to match him in his sensitive portraits of family members – parents, uncles and aunts, and particularly children – and in his probing of situations which contain anxiety and embarrassment, shame or delight.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2018
    pg. 388-417

Works about this Work

May in September : Australian Literature as Anglophone Alternative Nicholas Birns , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Winter vol. 15 no. 2 2002; (p. 112-132) Contemporary Issues in Australian Literature 2002; (p. 112-132)
Nicholas Birns considers that attractions of Australian literary studies for overseas scholars. In the second part of his essay, Birns offers close readings of several of Gerald Murnane's short stories to argue that paying 'heed to Australian writing can vividly and unpredictably renovate 'English' as a discipline' (128).
Favourite Short Stories 1995 Bruce Gillespie , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Scratch Pad 16 , February 1996; (p. 4-6)

— Review of The Safe-Deposit Box Greg Egan , 1990 single work short story ; The Beach Peter Cowan , 1973 single work short story ; Back of Beyond Cherry Wilder , 1995 single work short story ; Escape Peter Cowan , 1958 single work short story ; Living Peter Cowan , 1943 single work short story ; Angel Thing Petrina Smith , 1995 single work short story ; Not with Love Philippa Maddern , 1995 single work short story ; The Interior of Gaaldine Gerald Murnane , 1995 single work short story
Favourite Short Stories 1995 Bruce Gillespie , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Scratch Pad 16 , February 1996; (p. 4-6)

— Review of The Safe-Deposit Box Greg Egan , 1990 single work short story ; The Beach Peter Cowan , 1973 single work short story ; Back of Beyond Cherry Wilder , 1995 single work short story ; Escape Peter Cowan , 1958 single work short story ; Living Peter Cowan , 1943 single work short story ; Angel Thing Petrina Smith , 1995 single work short story ; Not with Love Philippa Maddern , 1995 single work short story ; The Interior of Gaaldine Gerald Murnane , 1995 single work short story
May in September : Australian Literature as Anglophone Alternative Nicholas Birns , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Winter vol. 15 no. 2 2002; (p. 112-132) Contemporary Issues in Australian Literature 2002; (p. 112-132)
Nicholas Birns considers that attractions of Australian literary studies for overseas scholars. In the second part of his essay, Birns offers close readings of several of Gerald Murnane's short stories to argue that paying 'heed to Australian writing can vividly and unpredictably renovate 'English' as a discipline' (128).
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