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The Home Girls : Text Classics - Olga Masters

The Home Girls

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By: Olga Masters, Geordie Williamson (Introduction by)

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The Home Girls is a collection of candid, witty stories about rural and suburban life. Set in the mid-twentieth century, these are tales of ordinary people and domestic life. Masters was, as the Advertiser remarked, 'a natural storyteller'. Between the publication of The Home Girls, in 1982, and her death, Olga Masters was acclaimed as one of Australia's finest writers. Her short stories, distinguished by their acute observation of human behaviour, drew comparison with the finest exponents of the form, such as Chekhov. The stories in this collection: The Home Girls The Rages of Mrs Torrens On the Train Leaving Home Passenger to Berrigo The Done Thing A Rat in the Building A Dog that Squeaked A Young Man's Fancy The Lang Women The Snake and Bad Tom A Poor Winner Call Me Pinkie Adams and Barker Mrs Lister The Creek Way The Children Are Coming A Good Marriage You'll Like It There The Sea on a Sunday Olga Masters was born in Pambula, New South Wales, in 1919. She married at twenty-one and had seven children, working part-time as a journalist, leaving her little opportunity to develop her interest in creative writing until she was in her fifties. In the 1970s Masters wrote a radio play and a stage play, and between 1977 and 1981 she won prizes for her short stories. Her debut, the short-story collection The Home Girls, won a National Book Council Award in 1983. She wrote two novels and three collections of stories, the third of which was published posthumously. Masters died in 1986. 'She can be both tender and funny, and always there is absolute authenticity of detail, a strong sense of time and place, an effortless depiction of personality.' Judges' Report, NBC Awards textclassics.com.au

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Olga Masters was born in Pambula, New South Wales, in 1919. She married at twenty-one and had seven children, working part-time as a journalist, leaving her little opportunity to develop her interest in creative writing until she was in her fifties. In the 1970s Masters wrote a radio play and a stage play, and between 1977 and 1981 she won prizes for her short stories. Her debut, the short-story collection The Home Girls, won a National Book Council Award in 1983. She wrote two novels and three collections of stories, the third of which was published posthumously. Masters died in 1986.

ISBN: 9781921961748
ISBN-10: 1921961740
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 26th September 2012

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