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Fiction Reviews



Short stories examine "new Australians"
Victor Kelleher. The Traveller. St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1987. 218 pages. 8.95.
Peter Skrzynecki. The Wild Dogs. St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1987. 202 pages. 9.95.
Nancy Potter, University of Rhode Island

Three Greek writers examine their "migrant" experiences.../em>
Angelo Loukakis. Vernacular Dreams. St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1986. 179 pages. 14.95.
Vasso Kalamaras. Bitterness: Six Short Stories. Translation by Vasso Kalamaras and Reg Durack. Perth: Artlook Books, 1983. 150 pages. 12.95.
George Papaellinas. Ikons. Melbourne: Penguin Australia, 1986. 198 pages. 4.95.
Hariclea Zengos, Clark University

One novel, then two by Astley help to establish her North American reputation...

Thea Astley. Beachmasters. New York: Penguin Books, 1988. 185 pages. 6.95.
John A. Weigel, Miami University (Ohio)

Thea Astley. Two by Astley—A Kindness Cup and The Acolyte. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1988. 287 pages.
Robert Ross, Dallas

An update on Paul Wenz...
Paul Wenz: François ET Australien. Textes choisis et présentés par Jean-Paul Delamotte. Special issue of Le Lérot Rêveur (No. 46, December 1987), 45 francs.
Adele King, Ball State University

Peter Carey's novel does justice to Oscar & Lucinda...
Peter Carey. Oscar & Lucinda. New York: Harper & Row, 1988. 515 pages. 18.95.
Charles Jurrist, New York

Captivity Captive struggles with historic nightmare...
Rodney Hall. Captivity Captive. New York: Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 1988, 192 pages. 15.95.
Manly Johnson, University of Tulsa

Art flourishes in "artless" life histories...
Barbara Hanrahan. Dream People. London: Grafton Books, 1987. 175 pages.
Phyllis Fahrie Edelson, Pace University

Funny but sad people inhabit Jolley's Stories...
Elizabeth Jolley. Stories. New York: Viking, 1988. 312 pages. 17.95.
Nancy Lee-Jones, Tufts University

"Antipodean pastoral" appears...
Nicholas Jose. Paper Nautilus. Melbourne: Penguin Australia, 1987.
D.M. Roskies, Cornell University

Moorhouse continues his "discontinuous narrative"
Frank Moorhouse. Forty-Seventeen. Melbourne: Viking, 1988. 175 pages.
Thomas P. Coakley, United States Air Force Academy