Murray Bails, The Drovers Wife
Society has evolved immensely since the beginning of its creation long ago.
Unfortunately, the idea of conformity and social norms play an enormous role in our
perception of how people ought to act an
The Drovers Wife
By Murray Bail
Communication is: the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information,
as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior, (American Heritage Dictionary).
Good communication is what allows an effective open relationship and it also
Much anthologised and also filmed, it inspired a famous painting by Sir Russell
Drysdale. The story has been variously parodied and revised in several contemporary
versions. Murray Bail's story, published in 1975 in Contemporary Portraits, is centred on
The main character of the story is Matilda, a woman who lives in poverty. Firstly, she is a
responsible mother of two young kids. For her, these two kids are her most precious treasure
though they are sick and ignorant. As said on page 97 the child kissed
By Leslie Norris
Earlier, when Barry had left the house to go to the game, an overnight frost had still been thick on the roads, but the brisk
April sun had soon dispersed it, and now he could feel the spring warmth on his back through the thick t
Flight by Doris Lessing
Above the old man's head was the dovecote, a tall wire-netted shelf
on stilts, full of strutting, preening birds. The sunlight broke on their
grey breasts into small rainbows. His ears were lulled by their
crooning, his hand
By Rosalind Warren
I drop in on Dad and Linda, in their new home. Dad answers the door.
Youre caught us in the middle of an argument, he warns as he hugs me.
About what? I ask, as if I dont know.
Furniture, he says darkly.
By Fran Kimmel
When Harvey walked out last summer, he said he was never coming back. Now
he says hell be home tomorrow so we can be together for Jesuss birthday. Harvey
drives the long haul trucks. Im supposed to put on my red dress and were g