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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Mothers from the Edge : An Anthology
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Mothers from the Edge is an antipodean anthology about mothers and daughters, consisting of (auto)biographical fiction, fictionalised (auto)biography, memoirs, short stories, plays. These are all new works by twenty-eight women writers in Australia, with a Greek background, or connection. What they all share is the mother-daughter bond, interwoven with the common thread of migration. What they all show is that the pleasure and pain associated with having two (or more) cultures in their life is profoundly challenging and enriching. (Back cover.)

Notes

  • Dedication: Lovingly dedicated to all the mothers and daughters connected with the writings in this anthology
  • From the Introduction by Helen Nickas: 'When I invited writers to contribute a piece, I stated that they could write anything, as long as it was prose. That is, they could write memoir, short story, play, biography, or autobiography. The result was indeed a variety of stories, styles and genres. In many cases, I have no way of knowing - nor am I concerned - whether the contributions represent fact or fiction. I treat them all as fiction' (11).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Brighton, Brighton - Moorabbin area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,:Owl Publishing , 2006 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Because She Had No Mother, Haitho Massala , single work short story (p. 23-25)
The Sixth Pomegranate, Despina Michael , single work short story (p. 26-33)
Sophia, Konstandina Dounis , single work short story (p. 34-41)
Letter to My Granddaughter, Gillian Bouras , single work short story
A grandmother writes to her unborn granddaughter.
(p. 42-49)
The Gordian Knot, Anna Couani , single work prose (p. 50-53)
Day of Reckoning (A Play for Three Voices), Zeny Giles , single work drama (p. 54-65)
Atalante Battles the Harpies, Vasiliki Nihas , single work short story (p. 66-79)
From Her Words to My Mouth, Angela Costi , single work short story (p. 80-95)
Breaking the Chains, Anastasia Gonis , single work short story (p. 96-104)
The Practice of Sophia, Efi Hatzimanolis , single work short story (p. 105-112)
Every Daughter Her Mother, Vicky Fifis , single work short story (p. 113-120)
My Mother's Shoes, Yota Krili-Kevans , single work short story (p. 121-132)
Journeys, Anna Zervos , single work short story (p. 133-139)
The Cycle of Life, Litsa Gogas , Spiridoula Demetriou (translator), single work short story (p. 140-145)
Kyra-Kalli's Daughter, Vasso Kalamaras , single work short story (p. 146-158)
The Three Faces of a Mirror, Sophia Ralli-Catharios , single work drama (p. 159-170)
A Place Called Melitsa, Eugenia Tsoulis , single work short story (p. 171-182)
The Dinner, Antigone Kefala , single work short story (p. 183-184)
Early in December, Martha Mylona , single work short story (p. 185-194)
Pandora's Box Re-Opened, Chrisoula Simos , single work short story (p. 195-200)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Brighton, Brighton - Moorabbin area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Owl Publishing , 2006 .
      Extent: 267p.
      Note/s:
      • On title page: Commissioned, edited and introduced by Helen Nickas.
      ISBN: 0977543307
      Series: y separately published work icon Writing the Greek Diaspora Helen Nickas (editor), Brighton : Owl Publishing , 1992- 10446088 1992 series - publisher

      This series aims to nurture, study, translate and disseminate literary works by Greeks of the diaspora.

Works about this Work

Writing Daughter : Writing Mother Deborah Jordan , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mother-Texts : Narratives and Counter-Narratives 2010; (p. 110-125)
'Deborah Jordan relates some of her experiences in writing a a book, and subsequently self-publishing it, about her mother's life as a writer. Writing Mothers/Writing Daughters is a theme explored in different contexts, and in different genres. One thinks of Dursilla Modjeska's Poppy or of the biography of Edna Ryan by her equally acclaimed daughter. Jordan addresses the making of There's a Woman in the House, A 1950s Journey, which is a self publishing venture to celebrate the life and work of her own mother, through her own voice, with a collection of her own writings as a freelance journalist in the 1950s. It addresses, some of the issues that arose in the process of re-discovery and publication and some of the ideologies and options of genre. (Publisher's abstract, xviii)
Joy and Pain of Migration Dianne Dempsey , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 January 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Mothers from the Edge : An Anthology 2006 anthology prose short story autobiography biography drama
Demeter and Persephone : Contemporary Perspectives Jena Woodhouse , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 18 no. 2 2006;

— Review of Mothers from the Edge : An Anthology 2006 anthology prose short story autobiography biography drama
Joy and Pain of Migration Dianne Dempsey , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 January 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Mothers from the Edge : An Anthology 2006 anthology prose short story autobiography biography drama
Demeter and Persephone : Contemporary Perspectives Jena Woodhouse , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 18 no. 2 2006;

— Review of Mothers from the Edge : An Anthology 2006 anthology prose short story autobiography biography drama
Writing Daughter : Writing Mother Deborah Jordan , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mother-Texts : Narratives and Counter-Narratives 2010; (p. 110-125)
'Deborah Jordan relates some of her experiences in writing a a book, and subsequently self-publishing it, about her mother's life as a writer. Writing Mothers/Writing Daughters is a theme explored in different contexts, and in different genres. One thinks of Dursilla Modjeska's Poppy or of the biography of Edna Ryan by her equally acclaimed daughter. Jordan addresses the making of There's a Woman in the House, A 1950s Journey, which is a self publishing venture to celebrate the life and work of her own mother, through her own voice, with a collection of her own writings as a freelance journalist in the 1950s. It addresses, some of the issues that arose in the process of re-discovery and publication and some of the ideologies and options of genre. (Publisher's abstract, xviii)
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