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Issue Details: First known date: 1982... 1982 A Rat in the Building
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form y A Rat in the Building Andrew Horne , ( dir. Andrew Horne ) North Ryde : Australian Film Television and Radio School , 1989 Z1204716 1989 single work film/TV

Four elderly women assert their geriatocracy through venetian blinds and polyester lace.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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    y 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. 64-75
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    y The Faber Book of Contemporary Australian Short Stories Murray Bail (editor), London : Faber , 1988 Z356335 1988 anthology short story humour science fiction (taught in 1 units) London : Faber , 1988 pg. 151-162
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    y 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. 60-70
Alternative title: Eine Ratte im Gebaude
Language: German
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