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Issue Details: First known date: 1985... 1985 There Were Some Countries
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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Prose Writing for Australians : An Anthology of Feature Articles and Short Stories Alan Mahar (editor), John Powers (editor), Melbourne : Nelson , 1985 Z423040 1985 anthology criticism biography short story prose humour satire Melbourne : Nelson , 1985 pg. 215-219
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Velvet Waters Gerald Murnane , Ringwood : McPhee Gribble , 1990 Z55492 1990 selected work short story Ringwood : McPhee Gribble , 1990 pg. 119-124
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Collected Short Fiction Stream System : The Collected Short Fiction of Gerald Murnane Gerald Murnane , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2018 13182651 2018 selected work poetry

    'This volume brings together Gerald Murnane’s shorter works of fiction, most of which have been out of print for the past twenty five years. They include such masterpieces as ‘When the Mice Failed to Arrive’, ‘Stream System’, ‘First Love’, ‘Emerald Blue’, and ‘The Interior of Gaaldine’, a story which holds the key to the long break in Murnane’s career, and points the way towards his later works, from Barley Patch to Border Districts. Much is made of Murnane’s distinctive and elaborate style as a writer, but there is no one to match him in his sensitive portraits of family members – parents, uncles and aunts, and particularly children – and in his probing of situations which contain anxiety and embarrassment, shame or delight.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2018

Works about this Work

May in September : Australian Literature as Anglophone Alternative Nicholas Birns , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Winter vol. 15 no. 2 2002; (p. 112-132) Contemporary Issues in Australian Literature 2002; (p. 112-132)
Nicholas Birns considers that attractions of Australian literary studies for overseas scholars. In the second part of his essay, Birns offers close readings of several of Gerald Murnane's short stories to argue that paying 'heed to Australian writing can vividly and unpredictably renovate 'English' as a discipline' (128).
May in September : Australian Literature as Anglophone Alternative Nicholas Birns , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Winter vol. 15 no. 2 2002; (p. 112-132) Contemporary Issues in Australian Literature 2002; (p. 112-132)
Nicholas Birns considers that attractions of Australian literary studies for overseas scholars. In the second part of his essay, Birns offers close readings of several of Gerald Murnane's short stories to argue that paying 'heed to Australian writing can vividly and unpredictably renovate 'English' as a discipline' (128).
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    Romania,
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    Eastern Europe, Europe,
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