A Few Days in the Country and Other Stories

A Few Days in the Country and Other Stories

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'The short story, with its tight formal constraints, proves to be a fruitful medium for Harrower's Gothic sensibilities. At the same time, she uses the short form to offer her imprisoned characters a glimpse of freedom--even if the cynical reader will recognize that the promise of escape is ironic...Artful short-form fiction best for Harrower's dedicated fans.'-- Kirkus

'I can't recommend this brilliant, austere writer strongly enough...Harrower is funny and elegant and devastating.'--James Wood, New Yorker 'Wide-ranging in mood and style, this is a virtuoso but warm-hearted display of the genre.'-- The Lady [UK]

'These are wise and serious stories about deep feelings. Harrower is one of those writers you can't believe you've missed - but what a joy to discover her.'-- Daily Mail [UK]

'Watchful, witty, unillusioned, exultant...There's a note of elegy in all of Harrower's work, even as the adrenaline flows, and a lyricism reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald at his desperate best.'-- Times Literary Supplement

'Harrower can pierce your heart.'--Michael Dirda, the Washington Post

'Utterly hypnotic.'--Eimear McBride, author of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

'Like a treasure from an unearthed time capsule....Harrower's fearsome objectivity and her bristling, beautiful prose come from modernist masters like Katherine Mansfield and Elizabeth Bowen.'-- The Wall Street Journal

Internationally acclaimed for her five brilliant novels, Elizabeth Harrower also wrote a number of extraordinary short stories. Some have been previously published, but others are released here for the first time.

A Few Days in the Country is a stellar collection, which underlines Harrower's standing as one of the great post-war Australian writers.

Elizabeth Harrower is the author of Down in the City , The Long Prospect , The Catherine Wheel , and The Watch Tower --all republished as Text Classics--and In Certain Circles , which was published in 2014 and in early 2015 was a BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime.


Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. :, Text Publishing, 2015.
ISBN: 9781925240566
1925240568
Branch Call Number: SS HARR
Characteristics: 203 pages ; 24 cm

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