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Libido and Life Lessons single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 Libido and Life Lessons
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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Australian Literary Magazine The Australian Literary Quarterly 4-5 October 1986 Z1024836 1986 newspaper issue 1986 pg. 1
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon 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)

    'Collects representative short stories by Christina Stead, Peter Cowan, David Malouf, Peter Carey, and Kate Grenville' 

    London : Faber , 1988
    pg. 250-255
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Forty-Seventeen Frank Moorhouse , Ringwood : Viking , 1988 Z356438 1988 selected work short story (taught in 1 units)

    'He is a failed writer turned diplomat, an anarchist learning the value of discipline. He moves in a world which takes him from the Australian wilderness to the conference rooms of Vienna and Geneva; from the whore-house to warzone he feels the pull of the genetic spiral of his ancestry. At the sharp axis of his mid-life he scans the memorabilia of his feelings in the hope of giving answers. In his first full-length novel Moorhouse presents a roving, dissatisfied man entering middle age in a house-of-mirrors portrait: fragmentary and multifaceted. Sean, a hard-drinking, hard-living Australian, has just turned 40; the other half of the title refers to a precocious schoolgirl who is one of his many liaisons. The most important of the other women who drift into and out of his life include his ex-wife Robyn, now unflinching in the face of cancer; Belle, Sean's fellow sexual adventurer; and Edith Campbell Berry, an aging iconoclast whom Sean encounters in Vienna and Israel. Forty-Seventeen is told with characteristic Moorhouse style — candid, wryly insightful and morbidly comic— and, in this resonant and acclaimed book, achieves a new virtuosity.' (Publication summary)

    Ringwood : Viking , 1988
    pg. 71-76
Alternative title: Libido und Lebenslehren
Language: German
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