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Issue Details: First known date: 1982... 1982 The Home Girls
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    y separately published work icon The Home Girls Olga Masters , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982 Z454861 1982 selected work short story

    'Between the publication of The Home Girls, in 1982, and her death, Olga Masters was acclaimed as one of Australia's finest writers. Her short stories, distinguished by their acute observation of human behaviour, drew comparison with the finest exponents of the form, such as Chekhov.

    'The Home Girls is a collection of candid, witty stories about rural and suburban life. Set in the mid-twentieth century, these are tales of ordinary people and domestic life. Masters was, as the Advertiser remarked, 'a natural storyteller'. ' (Publication summary)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982
    pg. 1-7
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    y separately published work icon The Penguin Anthology of Australian Women's Writing Dale Spender (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1988 Z438138 1988 anthology drama extract short story Ringwood : Penguin , 1988 pg. 783-789
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    y separately published work icon The Second Largest Island : Modern Australian Short Stories Belinda Rikard-Bell (editor), Flinders : Flinders Publishing , 1994 Z425808 1994 anthology short story prose biography crime Flinders : Flinders Publishing , 1994 pg. 36-42
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    y separately published work icon Collected Stories Olga Masters , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996 Z228113 1996 collected work short story

    'In the brief four years between the publication of her first volume of short stories and her death in 1986, Olga Masters was celebrated as one of Australia's most powerful and original writers. She won a National Book Council award and was shortlisted for another, and was published in the United States, France and Italy. She wrote two novels and three collections of stories, the third published posthumously. Gathered now in one volume are all the stories from The Home Girls and A Long Time Dying and those she had completed for The Rose Fancier, tough, honest stories that portray rural and suburban life with compassion and unsparing observation. ' (Publication summary)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996
    pg. 3-8
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    y separately published work icon Contemporary Australian Short Stories S. K. Sareen (editor), New Delhi : Affiliated East-West Press , 2001 Z895590 2001 anthology short story New Delhi : Affiliated East-West Press , 2001 pg. 87-94

Works about this Work

Missing Men and Unmothered Sisters Aritha van Herk , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Olga Masters, An Autumn Crocus : Proceedings of the Olga Masters Memorial Conference, 8-10 July 1988. 1990; (p. 66-83)
Direct Gaze and `Stolen Look' : Seeing and Knowing in The Home Girls Wendy Richardson , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Olga Masters, An Autumn Crocus : Proceedings of the Olga Masters Memorial Conference, 8-10 July 1988. 1990; (p. 58-65)
Olga Masters' Celebrations Brian Matthews , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Olga Masters, An Autumn Crocus : Proceedings of the Olga Masters Memorial Conference, 8-10 July 1988. 1990; (p. 34-47)
The Language of Silence in Olga Masters Bill Ashcroft , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Olga Masters, An Autumn Crocus : Proceedings of the Olga Masters Memorial Conference, 8-10 July 1988. 1990; (p. 21-33)
`Scrupulous Meanness': Narrative Economy as Plenitude Deirdre Coleman , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Olga Masters, An Autumn Crocus : Proceedings of the Olga Masters Memorial Conference, 8-10 July 1988. 1990; (p. 12-20)
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