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y separately published work icon Master of the Ghost Dreaming single work   novel  
Is part of Master of the Ghost Dreaming Mudrooroo , 1991 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Master of the Ghost Dreaming
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'... Jangamuttuk is an ageing Aborigine shaman whose people have been relocated to an island off the Australian coast under the control of a former bricklayer turned missionary. Jangamuttuk helps them come to terms with the invaders' presence and, at the same time, offers them a restorative vision of community by entering into "the dreaming," a magical time every bit as real as conventional reality. ...' (Source: Amazon website)

Notes

  • Dedication: Dedicated to my sweetest 'enemy', Humi

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Le Maitre du Reve-Fantome
Language: French

Other Formats

  • Also large print.

Works about this Work

Transnational Impulses as Simulation in Colin Johnson’s (Mudrooroo’s) Fiction Clare Archer-Lean , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 5 no. 2 2013;
The Absent-Presence of the Ghosts in Aboriginal Poetry Devaleena Das , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: IJAS , no. 5 2012; (p. 70-83)
Aboriginal Affair(s): Reflections on the Life of Mudrooroo Eva Rask Knudsen , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: LINQ , December no. 39 2012; (p. 105-115)

'The article reviews the controversial 'Mudrooroo Affair' with reference to unpublished work by Mudrooroo in which he comments on the public debate about his rights to define himself as Aboriginal and, by extension, have his work credited as Aboriginal. Such work makes it pertinent to review Mudrooroo's creative output since 1965 as literary experiments with life writing and to reconsider Mudrooroo's many literary 'performances' from this perspective. They are not only explorations of Aboriginal identity politics over,- the last five decades, but may also be seen as a far more personal investment in exploring Aboriginal identity through a progressively shifting but interrelated series of subjectivities that reflect the writer's own experience and inform his claim to Aboriginality.' (Publication summary)

Literary Transculturations and Modernity : Some Reflections Anne Holden Rønning , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 4 no. 1 2011;
'In an increasingly global world literary and cultural critics are constantly searching for ways in which to analyse and debate texts and artefacts. Postcolonial theories and studies have provided useful tools for analyzing, among others, New Literatures in English and other languages, as well as throwing new light on an understanding of older texts. But today, with the increase in diaspora studies in literature and cultural studies, new ways of looking at texts are paramount, given the complexity of contemporary literature. There is, as Bill Ashcroft writes, a 'strange contrapuntal relationship between identity, history, and nation that needs to be unravelled.' With references to Australian literature, this article will present some reflections on transculturation and modernities, the themes of the Nordic Network of Transcultural Literary Studies, which considers transculturation not as a theory but, 'a matrix through which a set of critical tools and vocabularies can be refined for the study of texts from a localized world, but institutionalised globally' and where , ' the engagement of multiple sites and their routes with the progression of "one modernity" in some way or other inform the aesthetics of transcultural literature.' (Author's introduction)
Magical Realism and Fakery : After Carpentier's 'Marvelous Real' and Mudrooroo's 'Maban Reality' Maria Takolander , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 24 no. 2 2010; (p. 165-171)
Discusses 'the link between magical realism and fakery in the light of the antipodean nationalist appropriations of magical realism by the Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier in 1949 and by the black Australian writer Mudrooroo in the 1990s.' (p. 165)
Wide Horizons of Summer Reading Rod Moran , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , December 1991 and vol. 6 no. 12 , January vol. 7 no. 1 1992; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Second Bridegroom Rodney Hall , 1991 single work novel ; Master of the Ghost Dreaming Mudrooroo , 1991 single work novel ; Olga Masters : A Lot of Living : The Compelling Biography of this Much-Loved Writer Julie Lewis , 1991 single work biography ; God's Fool : The Life and Poetry of Francis Webb Michael Joseph Griffith , 1991 selected work criticism biography ; A Boy's Life Jack Davis , 1991 single work autobiography ; North Life Frank Cousens , 1991 single work autobiography
[Review] A Body of Water [et al] Gay Raines , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , November no. 6 1992; (p. 145-151)

— Review of A Body of Water : A Year's Notebook Beverley Farmer , 1990 selected work autobiography short story poetry diary ; The Country Without Music Nicholas Hasluck , 1990 single work novel ; Longhand : A Writer's Notebook Murray Bail , 1989 single work autobiography novel ; Master of the Ghost Dreaming Mudrooroo , 1991 single work novel ; Cloudstreet Tim Winton , 1991 single work novel ; Lateshows Frank Moorhouse , 1990 selected work prose ; Velvet Waters Gerald Murnane , 1990 selected work short story ; The Harbour Breathes Anna Couani , 1989 selected work prose poetry
Plotting 7, An Account of Some Recent Australian Fiction Helen Daniel , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 123 1991; (p. 72-77)

— Review of Velvet Waters Gerald Murnane , 1990 selected work short story ; Struggle of Memory Joan Marie Dugdale , 1991 single work novel ; Crush Brenda Walker , 1991 single work novel ; The Hole Through the Centre of the World : A Novel Kevin Brophy , 1991 single work novel ; Lower Latitudes James McQueen , 1990 selected work short story ; Prince of the Lilies Rod Jones , 1991 single work novel ; Still Murder Finola Moorhead , 1990 single work novel ; Master of the Ghost Dreaming Mudrooroo , 1991 single work novel ; Revival House Julian Davies , 1991 single work novel ; Cloudstreet Tim Winton , 1991 single work novel
Forecasts Jane Messer , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , December-January (1990-1991) vol. 70 no. 1011 1990; (p. 17)

— Review of Master of the Ghost Dreaming Mudrooroo , 1991 single work novel
Ghosts Down Under Sophie Masson , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 128 1991; (p. 8)

— Review of Master of the Ghost Dreaming Mudrooroo , 1991 single work novel
Mudrooroo's Encounters with Missionaries Eva Rask Knudsen , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mongrel Signatures : Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo 2003; (p. 167-184)
y separately published work icon The Circle and the Spiral : A Study of Australian Aboriginal and New Zealand Maori Literature The Circle & the Spiral Eva Rask Knudsen , Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2004 Z1106371 2004 multi chapter work criticism

From publisher's blurb: 'In Aboriginal and Maori literature, the circle and the spiral are the symbolic metaphors for a never-ending journey of discovery and rediscovery. The journey itself, with its indigenous perspectives and sense of orientation, is the most significant act of cultural recuperation. The present study outlines the fields of indigenous writing in Australia and New Zealand in the crucial period between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s - particularly eventful years in which postcolonial theaory attempted to "centre the margins" and indigenous writers were keen to escape the particular centering offered in seach of other positions more in tune with their creative sensibilities. Indigenous writing relinquished its narrative preference for social realism in favour of traversing old territory in new spiritual ways; roots converted to routes.' ... The Circle and the Spiral looks for 'locally and culturally specific tracks and traces that lead in other directions than those catalogued by postcolonial convention. This agenda is pursued by means of searching enquiries into the historical, anthropological, political and cultural determinants of the present state of Aboriginal and Maori writing (principally fiction).'

Remastering the Ghosts : Mudrooroo and Gothic Refigurations Gerry Turcotte , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mongrel Signatures : Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo 2003; (p. 129-151)
Identity Crises and Orphaned Rewritings Maggie Nolan , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mongrel Signatures : Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo 2003; (p. 107-128)
Disrupting the Past: Magical Realism and Historical Revision in Australian Fiction Kate Hall , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sharing Spaces : Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Responses to Story, Country and Rights 2006; (p. 69-85)
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