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Murray Bail sets out to demonstrate the short story's special place in his country's culture and, by implication, to challenge Patrick White's celebrated condemnation of Australian literature as a 'dreary dun-coloured offspring of journalistic realism'.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published April 1st 1988 by Faber & Faber
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Murray Bail (born 22 September 1941) is an Australian writer of novels, short stories and non-fiction.

He was born in Adelaide, South Australia. He has lived most of his life in Australia except for sojourns in India (1968–70) and England and Europe (1970–74). He currently lives in Sydney.

He was trustee of the National Gallery of Australia from 1976 to 1981, and wrote a book on Australian artist Ia
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