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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On top of that, the characters are subtley but purposfully drawn to be the “you and me” in the stuff that goes on in the social, familial and environmental everyday life. I really admire David Malouf. Paperbackpages. I really don’t like David Malouf.

Malouf’s books turned out to be surprisingly elusive, davie least locally. Boring not even worth that one star. Oct 15, C. Nov 07, Mila rated it it was ok Shelves: Stories by David Malouf. Mar 28, McKayla added it. Return to Book Page. The shifting scenes merge imperceptibly with each other acquiring meanings from the shift itself, displaying, indeed, being the very ephemerality of dreams.

Dream Stuff: Stories

These stories contain some profanity and mature content. It is dreams which provide the means of writing in just this way. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Other editions – View all Dream Stuff: Not sure what the hype is about these short stories.


The sudden understanding of death and loss, and love, and time passing are all united in this snapping, as Jack begins to comprehend the loss mapouf his father, and his own life before him. View all 3 comments.

Dream Stuff

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Aug 18, shereads rated it really liked it. Fireworks over Sydney Harbour ddeam the Bicentennial celebrations http: But about half-way through, I became bored.

Many of the stories revolve around the ways families create a history of avoiding the big issues and focusing on the in It’s arguable that Malohf Malouf is the greatest living Australian writer. These issues include the idea of love – what does it mean?

An interesting collection of short stories.

A review of David Malouf’s Dream Stuff – Compulsive Reader

This writer comes back to read his book that he wrote, reading about his childhood memories, the violent experience he faced as a kid, the disturbing dream and inexplicable events. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and Are melted into air, into thin air: Our revels now are ended. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Forster and Virginia Woolf…. Stay in Touch Sign up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.

And yet there is only one great thing, the only thing: Dream Stuff is a collection of his short stories, and show off not only his flawless technique, but what it is that moves him. I don’t maluf why he is so acclaimed. So I dvaid very much looking forward to this collection. I picked up this book from my shelf after I believe seeing the author himself walking through the Sydney CBD under a capacious umbrella. The stories that struck me most revolved around children trying to make sense of their fathers, piecing together their character when they were absent, or trying to understand the decisions they made, with tragic consequences.