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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Collected Stories
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'Beverley Farmer's reputation as a deeply sensitive and lyrical writer was established with her short stories. Her two collections Milk and Home Time are included here with five uncollected stories and others which were part of A Body of Water. The stories in this richly rewarding collection unfold in the order in which they were written.' (Publication summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1996 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Gerontissa, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 1-8)
Baptism Maureen, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 9-17)
Marina Mother and Child, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 18-26)
Ismini, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 27-34)
Maria's Girl, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 35-42)
The Harem, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 43-53)
The Albatross, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 54-59)
Inheritance, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 60-69)
Darling Odile, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 70-81)
Snowfall, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 82-95)
Melpo, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 96-107)
Sally's Birthday, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 108-119)
Woman in a Mirror, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 120-127)
A Pawpaw All the Way from Queensland, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 128-135)
Milk, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 136-148)
At the Airport, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 149-158)
Snake, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 159-170)
Summer on Ice, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 171-184)
On the Pier, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 185-190)
Caffe Veneto, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 191-203)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

‘Dramas of Encounter and Recognition’ : Gender and the Limits of ACARA’s Aspirations for the Teaching of Literature in Schools Ken Gelder , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Teaching Australian Literature : From Classroom Conversations to National Imaginings 2011; (p. 231-245)
'In some respects, the aims of the National Curriculum Board's Shape of the Australian Curriculum : English (May 2009) could not have been more utopian: to 'help individuals participate in society', to enable 'young people to improve their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of their communities and their nation', and so on. By the time we get to ACARA's The Australian Curriculum: English (2010), these values are explicitly tied to personal modes of self-governance and self-restraint (where students 'recognise and regulate their emotions', 'develop personal and social competence as they learn to manage themselves', etc.) and to the more explicit task of 'nation-building', although the links between the study of English and these various values and ideologies remain vague and gestural. Nevertheless, self-improvement, self-regulation and social cohesion are among the primary ideals of these documents, which identify literary studies in particular (now working in tandem with literacy and English language study) as a key discipline through while they might be realised.' (Author's introduction, 231)
y separately published work icon Beverley Farmer's Collected Stories Insight Text Guides - Collected Stories: Beverley Farmer Fiona Neilson , Elsternwick : Insight Publications , 2007 6897577 2007 single work criticism

'Insight Text Guides - Collected Stories: Beverley Farmer is designed to help secondary English students undesrtand and analyse the text. This comprehensive study guide to Beverley Farmer's short stories contains detailed character and chapter analysis and explores genres, structure, themes and language. Essay questions and sample answers help to prepare students for creating written responses to the text.' (Publisher's blurb)

Dead Wasps with Stings : Touching on Beverley Farmer's "Collected Stories" Ian Henderson , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Spring vol. 58 no. 3 1998; (p. 48-61)
Take More Than a Weekend Daniel R. Willbanks , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 11 no. 1 1997; (p. 53)

— Review of Collected Stories Beverley Farmer , 1996 selected work short story
Dazzling New Light on the Familiar Michael Sharkey , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 June 1996; (p. rev 9)

— Review of Collected Stories Beverley Farmer , 1996 selected work short story
A Subtle, Singular Voice, from the Very First Marian Favel Clair Eldridge , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 June 1996; (p. C11)

— Review of Collected Stories Beverley Farmer , 1996 selected work short story
Dazzling New Light on the Familiar Michael Sharkey , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 June 1996; (p. rev 9)

— Review of Collected Stories Beverley Farmer , 1996 selected work short story
Take More Than a Weekend Daniel R. Willbanks , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 11 no. 1 1997; (p. 53)

— Review of Collected Stories Beverley Farmer , 1996 selected work short story
‘Dramas of Encounter and Recognition’ : Gender and the Limits of ACARA’s Aspirations for the Teaching of Literature in Schools Ken Gelder , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Teaching Australian Literature : From Classroom Conversations to National Imaginings 2011; (p. 231-245)
'In some respects, the aims of the National Curriculum Board's Shape of the Australian Curriculum : English (May 2009) could not have been more utopian: to 'help individuals participate in society', to enable 'young people to improve their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of their communities and their nation', and so on. By the time we get to ACARA's The Australian Curriculum: English (2010), these values are explicitly tied to personal modes of self-governance and self-restraint (where students 'recognise and regulate their emotions', 'develop personal and social competence as they learn to manage themselves', etc.) and to the more explicit task of 'nation-building', although the links between the study of English and these various values and ideologies remain vague and gestural. Nevertheless, self-improvement, self-regulation and social cohesion are among the primary ideals of these documents, which identify literary studies in particular (now working in tandem with literacy and English language study) as a key discipline through while they might be realised.' (Author's introduction, 231)
Dead Wasps with Stings : Touching on Beverley Farmer's "Collected Stories" Ian Henderson , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Spring vol. 58 no. 3 1998; (p. 48-61)
y separately published work icon Beverley Farmer's Collected Stories Insight Text Guides - Collected Stories: Beverley Farmer Fiona Neilson , Elsternwick : Insight Publications , 2007 6897577 2007 single work criticism

'Insight Text Guides - Collected Stories: Beverley Farmer is designed to help secondary English students undesrtand and analyse the text. This comprehensive study guide to Beverley Farmer's short stories contains detailed character and chapter analysis and explores genres, structure, themes and language. Essay questions and sample answers help to prepare students for creating written responses to the text.' (Publisher's blurb)

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