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Wild Cat Falling Home
Wild Cat Falling Home
  1. About the author - some details

  2. Reader Positioning in Wild Cat Falling

  3. Wild Cat Exam Questions

  4. List for textual analysis and quote gathering

  5. Aborigines and the Vote

  6. Stolen Generation - great link. *NB, Mudrooroo and the narrator of Wild Cat were not "stolen" , but were both victims of Australia's assimilation policy.This link is nonetheless relevant to the identity crisis faced by this generation of aborigines.

  7. Brief review of Wild Cat Falling (Well worth a read.)

  8. Bodgies - contextual information.

  9. Context
    The Beat generation1
    The Beat generation2
    The Wild One influences

  10. Culture, Race and Identity in Wild Cat Falling

  11. Wild Cat Falling and Language of the Oppressor

  12. Beat generation / existentialism / the existential hero / Fight Club all rolled into one. This is a very heavy article, however it makes some outstanding observations about existential heroes and their attitudes to the world.

  13. Monty Python - In the film The Meaning of Life, the Mony Python team wittily satirise the sense of insignificance / nothingness / pointlessness that is typical of the an "angst-ridden" existential view of the world. It's all so big; we're all so little and unimportant ... what's the point anyway." (Note here Wild Cat's feelings of futility are in part grounded in these ideas which were common in popular culture in the late fifties and early sixties. And no, Jesse Duggan's son was NOT influenced by Monty Python. Maybe he'd have chilled out a bit more if he had. )

 

Other Links Unsorted.

  1. http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/subjects/english/aust/mudrooroo.htm (Trinity Library)

  2. http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=3241

  3. A dialogue between Colin Johnson and Mudrooroo on Wild Cat Falling

  4. http://www.kooriweb.org/foley/essays/essay_10.html

  5. http://wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au/ReadingRoom/8.2/Mudrooroo.html

  6. http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/AHR/archive/Issue-March-1997/frost.html

  7. http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/special/rsjproject/rsjlibrary/hreoc/stolen/
    part2.rtf

    For MCN historical context

  8. http://www.faithnet.org.uk/Philosophy/existentialism.htm BEST on existentailism and angst

  9. http://www.thecry.com/existentialism/

  10. http://www.harpercollins.com.au/books/book_teaching.cfm?ISBN=0207197326&;
    Author=000839


 

 

 

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