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Sandra Moore

Sandra Moore is a Melbourne short story writer.

Sandra Moore reviews 'The Man of Slow Feeling' by Michael Wilding

April 1986, no. 79 01 December 1986
‘The Man of Slow Feeling’ is the title story of a selection of Michael Wilding’s short stories published between 1972 and 1985. These stories vary widely in setting, content, character, tone, but Wilding’s voice is consistent. By ‘voice’ I mean that if I was given an unidentified story in an envelope I’d be able to tell if it was Wilding’s before I was halfway through. It would be ... (read more)

Sandra Moore reviews 'Unsettled Areas: Recent South Australian short fiction' edited by Andrew Taylor

February–March 1986, no. 78 01 February 1986
A reviewer is bound to behave as a different kind of reader from others, especially when dealing with a mixed collection like Unsettled Areas. Other readers can pick and choose, skip the duller bits, and take as long as they like, whereas I’ve read closely every story, at least twice, in the space of two days. Then I’ve let them settle into my imagination for another day or so to see what impr ... (read more)

Sandra Moore reviews 'Lines Of Flight' by Marion Campbell and 'Postcards from Surfers' by Helen Garner

December 1985–January 1986, no. 77 01 December 1985
Marion Campbell’s first book is an ambitious work in which large themes are explored through the consciousness of a complex character, Rita Finnerty, a twenty-five-year-old Australian artist living in France. The writing is richly dense with images, symbolic clues, psychological insight poetic and painterly language, time layered with memory and even stories within the story. Rita is caught in ... (read more)