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Issue Details: First known date: 1967... 1967 The Cost of Things
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    y Short Stories of Australia : The Moderns Beatrice Davis (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 Z822981 1967 anthology short story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 pg. 84-97
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    y Best Australian Short Stories Douglas Stewart (editor), Beatrice Davis (editor), Melbourne : Lloyd O'Neil , 1971 Z380931 1971 anthology short story Melbourne : Lloyd O'Neil , 1971 pg. 304-317
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    y Classic Australian Short Stories Judah Waten (editor), Stephen Murray-Smith (editor), Melbourne : Wren , 1974 Z51623 1974 anthology short story Melbourne : Wren , 1974
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    y Australian Short Stories Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Melbourne : J. M. Dent , 1983 Z411278 1983 anthology short story extract Melbourne : J. M. Dent , 1983 pg. 287-300
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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. 191-205
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    y The Penguin Century of Australian Stories Carmel Bird (editor), Ringwood : Viking , 2000 Z290212 2000 anthology short story Ringwood : Viking , 2000 pg. 338-351
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    y A Few Days in the Country : And Other Stories Elizabeth Harrower , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2015 8702143 2015 selected work short story

    'One day, Alice said, ‘Eric Lane wants to take me to—’

    'For the first time, her mother attended, standing still.

    'Eric was brought to the house, and Eric and Alice were married before there was time to say ‘knife’. How did it happen? She tried to trace it back. She was watching her mother performing for Eric, and then (she always paused here in her mind), somehow, she woke up married and in another house.

    'Internationally acclaimed for her five brilliant novels, Elizabeth Harrower is also the author of a small body of short fiction. A Few Days in the Country brings together for the first time her stories published in Australian journals in the 1960s and 1970s, along with those from her archives—including ‘Alice’, published for the first time earlier this year in the New Yorker.

    'Essential reading for Harrower fans, these finely turned pieces show a broader range than the novels, ranging from caustic satires to gentler explorations of friendship.' (Publication summary)

    Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2015
    pg. 133-154
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