THE WRITER AS AN ARTIST
Frank Moohouse is one of the most adroit writers of short fiction in Australia. He joined the main stream of writers in early 1970s. He had his stories published in journals like Southerly, Westerly, Meanjin and Overland from 1957 onwards. The present study analyzes his collections of stories written between 1969 and 1988, it is marked with keen insights, systematic organisation of material and wide range of background reading. Moorhouseis a social chronicler of Australian Society, has established a new school of short story as reaction to Lawsonian School. The stories have their setting in the inner sub urban alternative society of Sydney.
Pradeep Trikha, born in New Delhi, was educated at Ghaziabad. Worked for M.Phil in English Literature (which included a dissertation on The Narrative Poetry of Thomas Hardy), at the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur and also worked on The Short Fiction of Frank Moorhouse for Ph.D. He has been teaching and conducting research at the department of English, Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer. He also pursued his passion for traditional Rajathani paintings and landscapes as and when he got time.
Acknowledgments.Foreword. Introduction Discontinuous Narratives Isolation and Loneliness.Author's Search for Medium . Mysteries of Life. Conclusion