Thursday, January 5, 2012
More Oz: Australian Stories, Humour and Poetry edited by D. Betler Moore
Filled with excerpts from well-known Australian classics as well as poetry from some of Aussie's best poets, this anthology is a zippy little read. Perhaps my favourite is the story from Henry Lawson's Famous Stories entitled Bill, the Ventriloquial Rooster. Included are stories from S.A Wakefield of Gumbles fame, Colin Thiele, Norman Lindsay, Judith Wright, Patricia Wrightson, C.J.Dennis, Alan Marshall and Pat Spencer. There is also a glossary at the back to help students with the more archaic language. This is a great book to get a handle on Australian colloquilaisms.