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Joe Wilson's Courtship single work   short story  
  • Author:agent Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
First known date: 1900 Issue Details: First known date: 1900... 1900 Joe Wilson's Courtship
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form y separately published work icon Joe Wilson Cliff Green , Australia : ABC Television , 1980 7140541 1980 single work film/TV
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 106-152)

'Young bush carpenter Joe Wilson marries pretty Mary Brand and they go to live in a slab hut miles from the nearest neighbour. The isolation and harshness are almost too much to bear for Mary who is used to all the comforts. Joe makes a purchase which could provide the solution.'

Source:

[Television guide], The Canberra Times, 8 February 1980, p.16.

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Works about this Work

Henry Lawson's Short Stories Michael Wilding , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Radical Tradition : Lawson, Furphy, Stead 1993; (p. 1-29)
Lawson's High Tide : The `Joe Wilson' Stories John Barnes , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Henry Lawson's Short Stories 1985; (p. 32-41)
Henry Lawson as Craftsman A. A. Phillips , 1948 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Tradition : Studies in a Colonial Culture 1958; (p. 1-17) The Australian Tradition : Studies in a Colonial Culture 1966; (p. 1-16) On Native Grounds : Australian Writing from Meanjin Quarterly 1967; (p. 63-72) Henry Lawson Criticism 1894-1971 1972; (p. 281-294)

— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 7 no. 2 1948; (p. 80-90) Twentieth Century Australian Literary Criticism 1967; (p. 181-193)
Phillips rejects the view that Lawson's prose lacks technical virtuosity. Phillips argues that Lawson's aim was not to tell a story, but to evoke the quality of Australian living. Lawson's spare narratives, effective understatement and ironic twists within a symmetrical structure produce stories of substantial artistic value.
Henry Lawson's Short Stories Michael Wilding , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Radical Tradition : Lawson, Furphy, Stead 1993; (p. 1-29)
Lawson's High Tide : The `Joe Wilson' Stories John Barnes , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Henry Lawson's Short Stories 1985; (p. 32-41)
Henry Lawson as Craftsman A. A. Phillips , 1948 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Tradition : Studies in a Colonial Culture 1958; (p. 1-17) The Australian Tradition : Studies in a Colonial Culture 1966; (p. 1-16) On Native Grounds : Australian Writing from Meanjin Quarterly 1967; (p. 63-72) Henry Lawson Criticism 1894-1971 1972; (p. 281-294)

— Appears in: Meanjin , Winter vol. 7 no. 2 1948; (p. 80-90) Twentieth Century Australian Literary Criticism 1967; (p. 181-193)
Phillips rejects the view that Lawson's prose lacks technical virtuosity. Phillips argues that Lawson's aim was not to tell a story, but to evoke the quality of Australian living. Lawson's spare narratives, effective understatement and ironic twists within a symmetrical structure produce stories of substantial artistic value.
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