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Fine brushwork on a small canvas

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July 1988, no. 102

The Rose Fancier by Olga Masters

University of Queensland Press, $19.95 hb, 144 pp

Fine brushwork on a small canvas

by
July 1988, no. 102

I first made the acquaintance of Olga Masters’s writing some years back when a judge of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, for which her collection of stories The Home Girls had been submitted. I was immensely impressed by the control, passion, and implicit violence of the stories, and was of the impression that the book should win. But another judge, of considerable seniority, carried the day with the opinion that all the stories in the book were ‘at the same pitch’. It seemed to me at the time, and still does, that her objection could equally be levelled at, say, Flannery O’Connor or Dubliners, but that’s water under the bridge.

Don Anderson reviews 'The Rose Fancier' by Olga Masters

The Rose Fancier

by Olga Masters

University of Queensland Press, $19.95 hb, 144 pp

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