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The short stories

Don Randall

in David Malouf

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780719068324
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701140 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719068324.003.0008
The short stories

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This chapter discusses several of Marlouf's short stories, such as ‘A Medium’ and ‘Southern Skies’. It shows that Marlouf tends to move frequently from one unstable, unmastered version of self into another, and that some of his short stories confront the theme of coming of age. This chapter examines some notable characters in these short stories, which address such issues as violence and beauty.

Keywords: short stories; self; coming of age; notable characters; violence; beauty; A Medium; Southern Skies

Chapter.  6493 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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