Alice Grundy et al. (eds): I Can See My House From Here

Experimental Storytelling

Alex Lewis


I Can See My House from Here: UTS Writers’ Anthology 2010
edited by Alice Grundy et al.
Brandl & Schlesinger, $26.95 pb, 289 pp, 9781921556111


The great Russian short story writer Ivan Bunin said that in the process of becoming a writer, ‘one learns not to invent, but to see clearly – to see through the clichés of habit and association that disfigure sight. To see clearly and record – that is sufficient.’ What is most interesting about this new anthology is hearing a number of young Australian writers start to put aside childish things and instinctively follow Bunin’s advice.

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Published in February 2011 no. 328

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