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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Death of Marat
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A story juxtaposing the murder of Jean-Paul Marat by Charlotte Corday with a modern murder. The story is partly inspired by Edvard Munch's painting The Death of Marat.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Ox-Tales Earth : Original Stories from Remarkable Writers London : Profile Books , 2009 Z1661934 2009 anthology short story London : Profile Books , 2009
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Stories From Other Places Nicholas Shakespeare , London : Harvill Secker , 2015 9063089 2015 selected work single work short story

    'Nicholas Shakespeare's collected stories take us across oceans and continents into the intimate lives of his characters and the dilemmas and temptations they face. The opening novella, ‘Oddfellows', tells the little-known history of horrifying events that occurred on 1 January 1915 in the Australian outback town of Broken Hill, where, on the citizens' annual picnic outing, the only enemy attack to occur on Australian soil during the First World War took them by surprise.

    'The other stories range through India, Africa, Argentina and Canada, and include a magnificent tale of civic folly which sees an unreliable young councillor from the Bolivian mining town of Oruro lose himself in the seductions of Paris while trying to commission a bronze statue of his local hero. All of them showcase Shakespeare's talent for insight and drama, and his fascination with connection and disconnection and cultural misunderstanding. ' (Publication summary)

    London : Harvill Secker , 2015
    pg. 175-214
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