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Antipodes: Stories

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Antipodes - stories which pinpoint the contrast between the old world and the new, between youth and age, love and hatred and even life and death itself...

David Malouf is one of Australia's most highly acclaimed and popular poets and novelists. Now, with his first stunning collection of stories, he establishes himself as one of the most accomplished and provocative short s
Published (first published 1985)
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Lyn Elliott
This is the first collection of Malouf short stories that I've read, and the first he published in 1985.
They vary greatly in tone, often seemingly matter of fact but then a poetic nugget that shifts the writing way out of the ordinary.
Malouf is known for his writing around the themes of male identity and place. In this early collection, his characters are all connected with Australia somehow, though where and how they live varies greatly. Many are first or second generation immigrants, some are
Aug 23, 2015 Jody rated it did not like it
Maybe it's because I haven't read a good one yet, but I really don't enjoy short stories. To me, they are pointless. There's never enough time for anything worthwhile to develop, I get no connection with the characters - and for me, that's key to my enjoyment of a story.

These seemed extra pointless, and overly pretentious to boot. I didn't enjoy a single one. And even though I've literally just closed the book I can barely remember anything in it. And for a very slim volume (160 pages), it took
Mar 20, 2012 Beejay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Only three stars for something from my favourite author? Well, that's the thing with a collection of short stories, isn't it: some you love, some you like, some you just don't get at all.
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Jan 02, 2013 Tony Adams rated it liked it
Some stories grabbed me, some left me cold...overall, I enjoyed it but I like some of David's other work better ("Fly Away Peter")
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2015 Reading Chal...: Antipodes by David Malouf 1 12 Aug 24, 2015 02:58AM  
David Malouf is the author of ten novels and six volumes of poetry. His novel The Great World was awarded both the prestigious Commonwealth Prize and the Prix Femina Estranger. Remembering Babylon was short-listed for the Booker Prize. He has also received the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He lives in Sydney, Australia.
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