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Uncle Isaac single work   short story   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1950... 1950 Uncle Isaac
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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Bulletin vol. 71 no. 3688 18 October 1950 Z597377 1950 periodical issue 1950 pg. 20,32
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Coast to Coast : Australian Stories 1951-52 Ken Levis (editor), William Constable (illustrator), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1952 Z328318 1952 periodical issue short story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1952 pg. 59-71
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Alien Son Judah Waten , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1952 Z53291 1952 selected work short story autobiography (taught in 2 units)

    'Alien Son, in simple yet rich language, is the story of a Russian family settling in Australia in the years before the first World War.  Waten tells of life in his home, among the family's Jewish friends, among his new Australian playmates, on his father's bottle-o rounds - of their hopes, despairs, the comedies and tragedies - all told with the warmth, understanding, and sometimes lack of understanding, that is felt by a child finding himself between the two worlds.  His attempts to reconcile the demands of these two worlds rarely meet with success; often they end in situations that are at once poignantly sad and humorous.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb (Australian Classics ed.).

    North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1989
    pg. 86-102
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