From Kulim to Singapore: Catherine Lim's literary life

Wicks, Peter (2002) From Kulim to Singapore: Catherine Lim's literary life. In: Singaporean literature in English: a critical reader. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, Serdang, Malaysia, pp. 353-364. ISBN 983 2373 50 6

Abstract

The publication in 1993 by Heinemann Asia of a volume of stories entitled The Best of Catherine Lim emphasised the significant contribution which this talented author has made to recent Singaporean fiction. The 1993 edition contains work from five of Catherine Lim's previously published collections, from Little Ironies (1978) to Deadline for Love (1992), and reflects the confidence which her publishers usually have in her capacity to draw a strong local reading audience. In fact, a Catherine Lim book is quite capable of attracting sales of 20,000 copies in a first edition.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author holds copyright. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 820.9 Sin.
Depositing User: ePrints Administrator
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2009 04:54
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: Catherine Lim; Singapore; Singaporean literature; fiction
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200519 South-East Asian Literature (excl. Indonesian)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950203 Languages and Literature
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5318

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