This was the first short story collection Jolley had published. It was later republished, together with her autobiographical essay 'Self Portrait : A Child Went Forth' in a collection Five Acre Virgin : Stories (FACP), and together with collection The Travelling Entertainer, in the collection Stories (1984), q.v.
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* Contents derived from the Fremantle,Fremantle area,South West Perth,Perth,Western Australia,:Fremantle Press,1976 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Literary Offering : Elizabeth JolleyHelen Daniel,
1988single work criticism — Appears in:
Liars : Australian New Novelists1988;(p. 267-300)'Compares Jolley's fiction to Bach's "Offering," her work consisting of "component literary fugues and canons, each one a fiction it itself, and the whole graceful totality." Examines Jolley's handling of time, characterization, narrative, and theme in this light' (Annotation in Robert L. Ross, Australian Literary Criticism - 1945-1988, 238).