Some Developments in Short Fiction, 1969-1980


Discusses contemporary short fiction by writers including Murray Bail, Peter Cowan, Hal Porter, Michael Wilding and Frank Moorhouse, who transformed a genre most readily associated with the Bulletin school. These writers 'produced work which restored the independence of the short story as an art with conventions and possibilities of its own'.

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Published 1 October 1981 in Volume 10 No. 2. Subjects: Australian literature and writers, Australian short stories, Frank Moorhouse, Murray Bail, Patrick White, Hal Porter, Michael Wilding, Peter Cowan.

Cite as: Clunies Ross, Bruce A.. ‘Some Developments in Short Fiction, 1969-1980.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 10, no. 2, 1981, doi: 10.20314/als.e9a2780eb9.