Praise. “Confirm[s] Malouf’s stature as a writer of the very first order.”–The Boston Book Review “Recalls the best work of E. M. Forster and Virginia Woolf. Wise and moving, startling and lyrical, ” “Dream Stuff reverberates with the unpredictability of human experience, revealing people who are shaped by the. Complete summary of David Malouf’s Dream Stuff. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Dream Stuff.

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He’s a fellow Brisbanite, so his writing reflects the places I know from when I grew up.

I no longer cared about the characters whose lives were dissected across the deam. Mar 28, McKayla added it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Australian short stories that I have read have all created a sense of place and time that is distinctly Australian in many respects and this book is no different. The various settings in this collection range across years of Australian life, as it says in the blurb. I don’t understand why he is so acclaimed. We are experiencing technical difficulties. The 9 stories all have a strong element of longing and loss.

A review of David Malouf’s Dream Stuff

Then we are flying down an English narrow lane. The main action, the epiphany point in each story, takes place deep within the main characters, sttuff the external events are mere triggers. Sally Trudgen rated it really liked it Jul 05, I picked up this book from my shelf after I believe seeing the author himself walking through the Sydney CBD under a capacious umbrella.


I gather other purple flowers until I have a maloouf bunch in my hand. Stories by David Malouf. Some drewm the stories are very good, while others are actually boring.

I did enjoy Malouf’s ability to set a scene and nail a certain nostalgic time in Australian history. Ddavid rated it liked it Apr 20, Dream Stuff a book with nine incredible, short stories by David Malouf.

Of finding what has been lost. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is a book of short stories which are basically about searching for your true self.

Dream Stuff by David Malouf – Penguin Books Australia

He lives in Sydney, Australia. I look forward to his other books. Our revels now are ended.

Its existence depends on the very rational thinking which has to be left behind. An interesting collection of short stories. Drem sure what the hype is about these short stories. Malouf cleverly uses the Australian way of unspoken-ness to evoke some of the big issues he wishes to explore. Looking for More Great Reads?


Wise and moving, startling and lyrical, Dream Stuff reverberates with the unpredictability of human experience, revealing people who are shaped by the mysterious rhythms of nature as well as the ghosts of their own pasts. Warm, dark, filling it, flowing out. Boring not even worth that one star. The stories are more about characterization than plot, and while that’s fine, it wasn’t really what I was looking for. This author was recommended to me by more than one teacher-friend, so I sought out whatever I could find by him.

One could say perceptive and descriptive in the way it captures the everydayness of our lives, and again in a vernacular and description of images that is applicable to New Zealand despite its Australia context. It is I think best exemplified by Great Daythe last, and for me, the best of the stories.