y Alan Marshall's Australia selected work   prose  
Issue Details: First known date: 1981 1981
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Compiled from the column entitled 'A Yarn with Alan Marshall', published in Permewan's Review, and the column entitled 'Let's sit on a sliprail', published in The Australasian Post.

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      • Publisher: Pan
      Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan , 1982 .
      Extent: 165p.
      ISBN: 033027046X

Works about this Work

The Red Frog Prince : A Fairytale About the Shifting Social Status of Sugar Toni Risson , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : Special Issue Website Series , October no. 9 2010;
'Once upon a time, sugar was a magical substance in an ordinary world. When it became cheap and readily available in the mid-nineteenth century, sugar and sugar confectionery became part of the ordinary diet, and have since fallen to the status of junk food, and, more recently, poison. But children relate to lollies at the level of imagination, so lollies are a vital part of the wonder of childhood and retain for children the magical cultural status once attributed to them. Allen’s red jelly frogs are banned from school tuckshops, but they play a noble role in opening doors for youth chaplains during the notorious Schoolies Week. Furthermore, the humble lolly descends from the elaborate sugarwork that once featured in royal banquets; it was noble all along. Lollies are no longer on the menu, and they do not even fit into food categories, but judgements based on food value alone fail to take into account the magical role they play in children’s lives and ignore the ways in which health authorities, artists, and advertisers use confectionery. Lollies have more in common with fairytales than food. The Frog Prince—a fairytale about a royal son who is turned into an ugly frog by a wicked enchantress and then rescued through his relationship with a child—is a metaphor for red frog lollies. This paper examines red frogs as sites of transformation, thereby repositioning sugar confectionery as magic and challenging dominant narratives that reduce the complexity of lollies and their cultural significance.' (Author's abstract)
Funny and Wise Vane Lindesay , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 35 1981; (p. 14)

— Review of Alan Marshall's Australia Alan Marshall 1981 selected work prose
Overhearing Yarns of Two Old-Timers A. A. Phillips , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 September 1981; (p. 27)

— Review of Alan Marshall's Australia Alan Marshall 1981 selected work prose
Untitled Ivor Indyk , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 September 1981; (p. 45)

— Review of Alan Marshall's Australia Alan Marshall 1981 selected work prose
Tall Stories, Old Cures Christine Churches , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 November 1981;

— Review of Alan Marshall's Australia Alan Marshall 1981 selected work prose
Funny and Wise Vane Lindesay , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 35 1981; (p. 14)

— Review of Alan Marshall's Australia Alan Marshall 1981 selected work prose
Overhearing Yarns of Two Old-Timers A. A. Phillips , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 September 1981; (p. 27)

— Review of Alan Marshall's Australia Alan Marshall 1981 selected work prose
Untitled Ivor Indyk , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 September 1981; (p. 45)

— Review of Alan Marshall's Australia Alan Marshall 1981 selected work prose
Tall Stories, Old Cures Christine Churches , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 November 1981;

— Review of Alan Marshall's Australia Alan Marshall 1981 selected work prose
The Red Frog Prince : A Fairytale About the Shifting Social Status of Sugar Toni Risson , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : Special Issue Website Series , October no. 9 2010;
'Once upon a time, sugar was a magical substance in an ordinary world. When it became cheap and readily available in the mid-nineteenth century, sugar and sugar confectionery became part of the ordinary diet, and have since fallen to the status of junk food, and, more recently, poison. But children relate to lollies at the level of imagination, so lollies are a vital part of the wonder of childhood and retain for children the magical cultural status once attributed to them. Allen’s red jelly frogs are banned from school tuckshops, but they play a noble role in opening doors for youth chaplains during the notorious Schoolies Week. Furthermore, the humble lolly descends from the elaborate sugarwork that once featured in royal banquets; it was noble all along. Lollies are no longer on the menu, and they do not even fit into food categories, but judgements based on food value alone fail to take into account the magical role they play in children’s lives and ignore the ways in which health authorities, artists, and advertisers use confectionery. Lollies have more in common with fairytales than food. The Frog Prince—a fairytale about a royal son who is turned into an ugly frog by a wicked enchantress and then rescued through his relationship with a child—is a metaphor for red frog lollies. This paper examines red frogs as sites of transformation, thereby repositioning sugar confectionery as magic and challenging dominant narratives that reduce the complexity of lollies and their cultural significance.' (Author's abstract)
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  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
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