y A Wild Ass of a Man single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1967 1967
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Adaptations

form y A Wild Ass of a Man Michael Boddy , Australia : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1981 7971502 1981 single work film/TV

The story of 'James Muldoon, a scholarship boy, who was sent as a teacher to the bush in Victoria where he played up with one of his senior female pupils and was hounded out of the school and into a correspondence-teaching establishment. There he met a closet painter who introduced him to the art world and a gallery owner called Sibella. He decided to masquerade as artist and was hailed by the art critics. (Tony Hancock made a film more than 20 years ago on similar lines). He discovered that his university sweetheart had died in a car crash, and then "dropped out" and became a "wild ass of a man" — a tramp preaching redemption.'

Source:

Gosman, Keith. '"Australia Day Live" Painful', Canberra Times, 29 January 1981, p.14.

Notes

  • Dedication: In memory of Terry Mahony.
  • Epigraph: 'He shall be a wild ass of a man, / his hand against everyone, / And everyone's hand against him; / he shall dwell apart, opposing all his kinsmen.' - Genesis 16:12.

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Works about this Work

Oakley Takes Off Patricia Rolfe , 1989 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 September 1989; (p. 119)
Freedom from Mother Church : The Stephen Hero Image in Australian Literature D. J. O'Hearn , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and Ireland 1788-1988 : Bicentenary Essays 1986; (p. 24-33)
The Picaro in Disguise : The Novels of Barry Oakley Helen Daniel , 1980 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 25 no. 2 1980; (p. 51-57)
Dial-a-Yarn Thelma Forshaw , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , July vol. 21 no. 7 1977; (p. 72-73)

— Review of A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel ; The Yarns of Billy Borker Frank Hardy 1965 selected work short story
Barry Oakley and the Satiric Mode Betty L. Watson , 1975 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 7 no. 1 1975; (p. 50-63)
Untitled Carl Harrison-Ford , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Australian , 28 February 1971; (p. 33)

— Review of A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel
Untitled W. S. Rawson , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 January 1971; (p. 12)

— Review of A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel
Fiction Chronicle Laurie Clancy , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Spring vol. 28 no. 3 1969; (p. 413-425)

— Review of The Spear Grinner Clive Barry 1963 single work novel ; A Boat Load of Home Folk Thea Astley 1968 single work novel ; A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel ; Dynasty Tony Morphett 1967 single work novel
New Novels John McLaren , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 38 1968; (p. 41-43)

— Review of A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel ; Bring Larks and Heroes Thomas Keneally 1967 single work novel ; Dynasty Tony Morphett 1967 single work novel
Untitled Maurice Vintner , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 November 1967; (p. 19)

— Review of The Lame Dog Man George Turner 1967 single work novel ; A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel
Untitled A. R. Chisholm , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 November 1967; (p. 23)

— Review of A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel ; Tell Morning This Kylie Tennant 1967 single work novel
Untitled Suzanne Edgar , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1967-1968) vol. 7 no. 2-3 1967; (p. 46)

— Review of A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel
Untitled F. M. (fl. 1955-1970) , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Advocate: A Weekly Catholic Journal , 2 November 1967; (p. 18)

— Review of A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel
Fiction Chronicle Laurie Clancy , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Spring vol. 28 no. 3 1969; (p. 413-425)

— Review of The Spear Grinner Clive Barry 1963 single work novel ; A Boat Load of Home Folk Thea Astley 1968 single work novel ; A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel ; Dynasty Tony Morphett 1967 single work novel
Untitled Maurice Vintner , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 November 1967; (p. 19)

— Review of The Lame Dog Man George Turner 1967 single work novel ; A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel
Untitled A. R. Chisholm , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 November 1967; (p. 23)

— Review of A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel ; Tell Morning This Kylie Tennant 1967 single work novel
Untitled Suzanne Edgar , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1967-1968) vol. 7 no. 2-3 1967; (p. 46)

— Review of A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel
Untitled F. M. (fl. 1955-1970) , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Advocate: A Weekly Catholic Journal , 2 November 1967; (p. 18)

— Review of A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel
New Novels John McLaren , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 38 1968; (p. 41-43)

— Review of A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel ; Bring Larks and Heroes Thomas Keneally 1967 single work novel ; Dynasty Tony Morphett 1967 single work novel
Untitled Carl Harrison-Ford , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Australian , 28 February 1971; (p. 33)

— Review of A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel
Untitled W. S. Rawson , 1971 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 January 1971; (p. 12)

— Review of A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel
Dial-a-Yarn Thelma Forshaw , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , July vol. 21 no. 7 1977; (p. 72-73)

— Review of A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley 1967 single work novel ; The Yarns of Billy Borker Frank Hardy 1965 selected work short story
The Picaro in Disguise : The Novels of Barry Oakley Helen Daniel , 1980 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 25 no. 2 1980; (p. 51-57)
Barry Oakley and the Satiric Mode Betty L. Watson , 1975 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 7 no. 1 1975; (p. 50-63)
Oakley Takes Off Patricia Rolfe , 1989 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 September 1989; (p. 119)
Freedom from Mother Church : The Stephen Hero Image in Australian Literature D. J. O'Hearn , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and Ireland 1788-1988 : Bicentenary Essays 1986; (p. 24-33)
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