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West Coast Stories by H. Drake-Brockman

West Coast Stories by H. Drake-Brockman

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West Coast Stories

An Anthology edited for the Western Australian Section of the Fellowship of Australian Writers

Selected by H. Drake-Brockman

Angus &Robertson, 1959, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, ex library with stickers and stamps to front and back endpapers, previous owners inscription on front endpaper, some markings and sticker residue to covers, dusty fore edges, dustjacket shows edge and shelf wear with rubbing, bumping, creasing, sticker residue and markings, a little crumpling (see photographs)

“West Coast Stories offers a selection from the prose writings of members of the Western Australian Writers.  Edited by H. Drake-Brockman, whose work as an anthologist, apart from her own output as a creative writer, has proved distinguished and popular, the book must be unique.  It is in fact a tribute to the memory of Joseph Furphy, the famous Victorian author of Such is Life, who died and was buried in the West.
The works of 23 authors are included.  The names of some of them – Murdoch, Prichard, Casey – are already part of the history of Australian literature.  M. L. Skinner will always be remembered for her collaboration with D. H. Lawrence as well as for her own work.  Of others, most are well known in Australia, and some have made a reputation abroad: a glance at the biographical notes that are included will show the range of the distinctions these writers have gained.  Among the young writers of note are Randolph Stow, G. M. Glaskin, and Donald Stuart.  The historians Malcolm Uren and Alexandra Hasluck salt fiction with fact; and Professor Ida Mann appears for the first time as a descriptive writer of considerable power.”

 

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