The Home Girls

The Home Girls Olga Masters
  • Title: The Home Girls
  • Author: Olga Masters
  • ISBN: 9781922079466
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Home Girls Olga Masters The Home Girls Introduction by Geordie WilliamsonThe Home Girls is a collection of candid witty stories about rural and suburban life Set in the mid twentieth century these are tales of ordinary people and domesti
    Introduction by Geordie WilliamsonThe Home Girls is a collection of candid, witty stories about rural and suburban life Set in the mid twentieth century, these are tales of ordinary people and domestic life Masters was, as the Advertiser remarked, a natural storyteller.Between the publication of The Home Girls, in 1982, and her death, Olga Masters was acclaimed as oneIntroduction by Geordie WilliamsonThe Home Girls is a collection of candid, witty stories about rural and suburban life Set in the mid twentieth century, these are tales of ordinary people and domestic life Masters was, as the Advertiser remarked, a natural storyteller.Between the publication of The Home Girls, in 1982, and her death, Olga Masters was acclaimed as one of Australia s finest writers Her short stories, distinguished by their acute observation of human behaviour, drew comparison with the finest exponents of the form, such as Chekhov She can be both tender and funny, and always there is absolute authenticity of detail, a strong sense of time and place, an effortless depiction of personality Judges Report, NBC Awards
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    1. Olga Masters n e Lawler 28 May 1919 27 September 1986 was an Australian journalist, novelist and short story writer.Masters wrote as a journalist for most of her life, and supplemented the family income by writing for local newspapers in the towns she lived in with her husband On their return to Sydney, she wrote for papers such as The Manly Daily and The Sydney Morning Herald.While she wanted to write fiction from an early age, she was not published as a writer of fiction until the late 1970s During this decade she wrote several radio plays, receiving many rejections, but on 29 April 1977, her radio play The Penny Ha penny Stamp was broadcast However with the publication of her short story, Call me Pinkie, in The Sydney Morning Herald in 1978, she moved from writing drama to prose fiction Between 1979 and 1980, she won nine awards for her short stories She wrote fiction full time from 1982, after the publication of The Home Girls.Due to her late start and her relatively early death, Masters published output is small but her impact was disproportionate in that her style and writings about writing inspired many others to take up the craft enpedia wiki Olga_Mas


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    1. Olga Masters 1919 1986 was a late bloomer who began her career at 63 and died just six short years later As Geordie Williamson says in the introduction to this collection of short stories, she began writing long before that, but her reputation rests on the body of work which begins with The Home Girls in 1982 and concludes with the unfinished collection called The Rose Fancier published posthumously in 1988 She wrote just two novels, Loving Daughters 1984 and Amy s Children 1987 see my review an [...]

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    2. The effect of these stories was so powerful I daren t read than one at time Olga Masters sparse prose tells stories of my home state of New South Wales and the towns where my family lived There is a lot of bad and wrong doing and occasional joy or acute observation.

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