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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 How to Conceive of a Girl
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Notes

  • Epigraph: Make an effort to remember. Or, failing that, invent. - Monique Wittig

Contents

* Contents derived from the Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Vintage , 1996 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Stories of Barbara Boulevard, Beth Spencer , 1989 single work short story (p. 1-48)
My Mother's Eyes, the Sky, the Clouds..., Beth Spencer , 1996 single work short story (p. 49-53)
Fatal Attraction in Newtown, Beth Spencer , 1994 single work short story (p. 55-84)
Eve in the Garden, Beth Spencer , 1996 single work short story (p. 85-92)
Two Stories on a Train, Beth Spencer , 1988 single work short story (p. 93-102)
A Lover of Space, Beth Spencer , 1996 single work short story (p. 103-159)
Born Again in Balmain, Beth Spencer , 1996 single work short story (p. 161-166)
The Education of Deidre Johnston, Beth Spencer , 1986 single work short story (p. 167-189)
The Dear John Dear God Letter, Beth Spencer , 1996 single work short story (p. 191-211)
Atonement, Beth Spencer , 1982 single work short story (p. 213-219)
The Faeries at Anakie Park, Beth Spencer , 1996 single work short story (p. 221-319)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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).
Beth Spencer Interviewed Sue King-Smith (interviewer), 1998 single work interview
— Appears in: The Animist , October vol. [3] no. 1998;
Energy Flows from the New Volume Felicity Holland , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 11 no. 1 1997; (p. 68,69)

— Review of How to Conceive of a Girl Beth Spencer , 1996 selected work short story
Ditto Man and Peta Pan Thuy On , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 146 1997; (p. 79-80)

— Review of How to Conceive of a Girl Beth Spencer , 1996 selected work short story
Portraits of Feminism Jenny Pausacker , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 November 1996; (p. 9)

— Review of To Be There with You Gayla Reid , 1994 selected work short story ; How to Conceive of a Girl Beth Spencer , 1996 selected work short story
Playful Self-Regard Michael Sharkey , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 December 1996; (p. rev 8)

— Review of An Evening with the Messiah Catherine Jinks , 1996 single work novel ; How to Conceive of a Girl Beth Spencer , 1996 selected work short story
Portraits of Feminism Jenny Pausacker , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 November 1996; (p. 9)

— Review of To Be There with You Gayla Reid , 1994 selected work short story ; How to Conceive of a Girl Beth Spencer , 1996 selected work short story
Ditto Man and Peta Pan Thuy On , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 146 1997; (p. 79-80)

— Review of How to Conceive of a Girl Beth Spencer , 1996 selected work short story
Energy Flows from the New Volume Felicity Holland , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 11 no. 1 1997; (p. 68,69)

— Review of How to Conceive of a Girl Beth Spencer , 1996 selected 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).
An Extract from Kathleen Mary Fallon's Launching of Beth Spencer's `How to Conceive a Girl' Kathleen Mary Fallon , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1996-1997) no. 187 1996; (p. 34-35)
Beth Spencer Interviewed Sue King-Smith (interviewer), 1998 single work interview
— Appears in: The Animist , October vol. [3] no. 1998;

Awards

1997 runner-up Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Australian Short Story Award This award was known as the Steele Rudd Australian Short Story Award from 1988-2007.
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