What happens in Sargeson's "That Summer"? A study of romantic 'mateship'
Frank Sargeson's "That Summer" is, amongst his 'short' stories, not only by far the longest in the genre in which amongst New Zealand writers he probably reigns supreme, but also an important library work to study. The story - or short novel - has on the whole been well received, but hardly examined. [...] What happens in "That Summer"? And by this I do not mean that there are not a great many events which we can see, but rather [...] that we need to ask ourselves what happens that we do not see, both in terms of events and of significance.