Modern Australian short stories.

  • 113 Pages
  • 2.23 MB
  • English
Edward Arnold , London
Short stories, Australian., Australian fiction -- 20th century., Australia -- Social life and customs -- Fic



LC ClassificationsPZ1.L856 Mo, PR9576 Mo
The Physical Object
Pagination[5], 113 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5449755M
ISBN 100713116692
LC Control Number73151736

In this book, editor Barry Oakley presents 26 brilliant modern examples of the short story. They have all been written by Australian writers, some who are famous, some not so well-known, but all show a mastery of the short form, which is enjoying a revival today/5.

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