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Ladies Need Only Apply single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 Ladies Need Only Apply
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On extended leave from her teaching job, a woman in her forties accepts an offer as companion for a reclusive music teacher. Their seclusion, compounded by the monsoonal wet, provokes a contest of strength of will and purpose between them.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Hunting the Wild Pineapple and Other Related Stories Thea Astley , Ringwood : Nelson , 1979 Z266606 1979 selected work short story

    'Leverson, the narrator at the centre of these stories, calls himself a 'people freak.' Seduced by north Queensland's sultry beauty and unique strangeness, he is as fascinated by the invading hordes of misfits from the south as by the old established Queenslanders. Leverson's ironical yet compassionate view makes every story, every incident, a pointed example of human weakness – or strength.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb (Penguin).

    Ringwood : Penguin , 1981
    pg. 111-144
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Personal Best : Thirty Australian Authors Choose Their Best Short Stories Garry Disher , Sydney : Collins , 1989 Z468599 1989 anthology short story autobiography biography humour Sydney : Collins , 1989 pg. 186-213
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Collected Stories Thea Astley , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997 Z453513 1997 selected work short story St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997 pg. 118-148

Works about this Work

Culture in Literature : Heterosexual Relations in Four Australian Short Stories Victor Oost , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 8 no. 1 1994; (p. 25-30)
Culture in Literature : Heterosexual Relations in Four Australian Short Stories Victor Oost , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 8 no. 1 1994; (p. 25-30)
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