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Issue Details: First known date: 1969... 1969 Futility and Other Animals
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Notes

  • Dedication: For W, S, and J and T who meant so much to me.

Contents

* Contents derived from the North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Sirius Books , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Story of the Knife, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 1-14)
What Can You Say?, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 15-21)
"No Birds were Flying Overhead, There were No Birds to Fly", Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 21-29)
Anderson, How Can There be a Baby and No Crying?, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 29-39)
Across the Plains, Over the Mountains and Down to the Sea, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 39-42)
Rambling Boy, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 42-47)
The First Story of Nature, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 47-55)
Nish's Sour Desire, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 59-61)
Nish, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 61-63)
Dry Munching, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 64-66)
Bread, Sugar, and Milk, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 67-70)
I am a Very Clean Person, Frank Moorhouse , single work (p. 70-76)
Will Power + Natural Sex Drive + Intelligence + Personal Organisation + Aggression = Sexual Success, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 76-81)
Lou Shouted "Hey!", Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 82-87)
Walking Out, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 91-98)
I Saw a Child for the Three of Us, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 99-102)
Ten Years, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 102-107)
The Train will Shortly Arrive, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 107-125)
Apples and Babies, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 125-134)
Anderson's Story, Frank Moorhouse , single work short story (p. 134-141)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Moorhouse and The Angry Decade Janice Shaw , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 27 no. 1 2013; (p. 31-36)
'Shaw discusses Frank Moorhouse's early writings on Australian sociography. Frank Moorhouse's early writings, in particular the short story collections he termed "discontinuous narrative," Futility and Other Animals (1969) and The Americans, Baby (1972), are a contribution to the current of social and literary changes in Australia around the events of 1972, a year which "has become one of those dates that serve as shorthand reference to distinct periods or phases" (v), according to Kiernan in his Introduction to The Americans, Baby.' (Editor's abstract)
Beverley Farmer's Embrace of the Mirror Janice Shaw , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 25 no. 2 2011; (p. 151-159)
Janice Shaw examines Beverley Farmer's A Body of Water. Shaw states that the Farmer's term 'embrace of the mirror' is a motif that 'characterises Farmer's writing in terms of the relationships she presents. The gender issues revealed through these relationships are characterised by feelings of coldness, otherness, and love, being a reflection of the self which only serves to emphasise its 'selfish nature...' (p. 151)
y separately published work icon Frank Moorhouse : The Writer as an Artist Pradeep Trikha , Delhi : Shipra Publications , 2000 Z1048778 2000 single work criticism
'Keeping Control of the Young': Frank Moorhouse and the Last Child Peter Pierce , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Country of Lost Children : An Australian Anxiety 1999; (p. 121-128)
Frank Moorhouse : Interview Daniel R. Willbanks (interviewer), 1992 single work interview
— Appears in: Speaking Volumes : Australian Writers and Their Work 1992; (p. 158-170)
Untitled Thelma Forshaw , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 August 1973; (p. 20)

— Review of The Tins and Other Stories Peter Cowan , 1973 selected work short story ; Futility and Other Animals Frank Moorhouse , 1969 selected work short story
Harvest of Stories John McLaren , 1970 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 44 1970; (p. 52-53)

— Review of Disquiet and Other Stories Manning Clark , 1969 selected work short story ; Full Cycle and Other Stories Lyndall Hadow , 1969 selected work short story ; The Road to Yesterday : Collected Stories Frank Dalby Davison , 1964 selected work short story ; Futility and Other Animals Frank Moorhouse , 1969 selected work short story ; Selected Stories 1936-1968 Dal Stivens , 1969 selected work short story ; Some People Bill Scott , 1968 selected work short story
At the Royal George Robert Burns , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 12 July 1969; (p. 21-22)

— Review of Disquiet and Other Stories Manning Clark , 1969 selected work short story ; Futility and Other Animals Frank Moorhouse , 1969 selected work short story
Short Story Chronicle Michael Wilding , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Winter vol. 30 no. 2 1971; (p. 255, 257, 259, 261, 263, 265, 267)

— Review of Coast to Coast : Australian Stories 1969-1970 1970 periodical issue short story ; Coast to Coast : Australian Stories 1967-68 1968 periodical issue short story ; Selected Stories 1936-1968 Dal Stivens , 1969 selected work short story ; The Puzzleheaded Girl : Four Novellas Christina Stead , 1967 selected work novella ; Futility and Other Animals Frank Moorhouse , 1969 selected work short story ; Disquiet and Other Stories Manning Clark , 1969 selected work short story ; Mr Butterfry and Other Tales of New Japan Hal Porter , 1970 selected work short story
Living in the Inner City Michael Wilding , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 29 no. 3 1969; (p. 231-236)

— Review of Futility and Other Animals Frank Moorhouse , 1969 selected work short story
y separately published work icon Frank Moorhouse : The Writer as an Artist Pradeep Trikha , Delhi : Shipra Publications , 2000 Z1048778 2000 single work criticism
Beverley Farmer's Embrace of the Mirror Janice Shaw , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 25 no. 2 2011; (p. 151-159)
Janice Shaw examines Beverley Farmer's A Body of Water. Shaw states that the Farmer's term 'embrace of the mirror' is a motif that 'characterises Farmer's writing in terms of the relationships she presents. The gender issues revealed through these relationships are characterised by feelings of coldness, otherness, and love, being a reflection of the self which only serves to emphasise its 'selfish nature...' (p. 151)
The Pluralism of Frank Moorhouse Tim Rowse , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: Nellie Melba, Ginger Meggs and Friends : Essays in Australian Cultural History 1982; (p. 250-267)
Discontinuous Narrative and Aspects of Love in Shirley Hazzard's Short Stories K. M. Twidale , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 26 no. 1 1991; (p. 101-116)
Frank Moorhouse : Interview Daniel R. Willbanks (interviewer), 1992 single work interview
— Appears in: Speaking Volumes : Australian Writers and Their Work 1992; (p. 158-170)
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