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Issue Details: First known date: 1943... 1943 Ride on Stranger
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'"Civilization is mad and getting madder every day".

'So says Shannon Hicks in Kylie Tennant's marvellous, harsh, satiric 1943 novel. Arriving in Sydney just before WWII, Shannon, a dreamer and idealist takes on the world of politics, business, religion and men.

'The consequences are challenging and unpredictable.'

Source: Publisher's Blurb (A&R Classics).

Exhibitions

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Ride on Stranger Peter Yeldham , ABC Television (publisher), ( dir. Carl Schultz ) Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1979 Z1489583 1979 series - publisher film/TV

Set in the 1930s, Ride on Stranger focuses on the life of country girl Shannon Jones. After working for her aunt as a maid, Shannon moves to Sydney, where she becomes involved with a religious sect.

For a detailed, episode-by-episode synopsis, see Film Details.

Notes

  • Epigraph: passage from Discourses of Epictetus, Book I, Chapter II.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: German

Other Formats

  • Also braille, sound recording.

Works about this Work

Book Club Report Barbara Henery , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , February vol. 31 no. 1 2020;
Armed with Fruit-Knives : Transgression in Australian Women's Modernist Still-Lifes Rosemary Lloyd , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magnificent Obsessions : Honouring the Lives of Hazel Rowley 2013; (p. 202-218)
John Thompson, the Poet as Broadcaster Peter Kirkpatrick , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 11 no. 2 2011;
'John Thompson (1907-1968) was once an influential figure in Australian literature, not only as a poet but also as a broadcaster and editor, but is now generally overlooked if not forgotten. This essay re-evaluates Thompson's career along with his poetry through his experience as a radio producer, examining his changing sense of the radiophonic possibilities of verse. It pays particular attention to the ABC's flagship poetry programme, Quality Street, which Thompson created and which lasted a remarkable twenty-seven years (1946-1973). Given that there have been conflicts from the ABC's inception between its twin roles as public educator and publicly-funded entertainer, the longevity of Quality Street suggests that Thompson managed to strike a workable balance within the broad spectrum of the 'middlebrow', which is a key term throughout. The essay concludes by considering the wider implications of this.' (Author's abstract)
The Defence of Dhakiyarr Wirrpanda Terry Irving , Rowan Cahill , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Radical Sydney : Places, Portraits and Unruly Episodes 2010; (p. 204-209)
Spotlight Shines on Rebel with Causes Diane Stubbings , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 June 2006; (p. 13)
Classic Tales of Discovery Laurie Clancy , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 July 1990; (p. rev 7)

— Review of My Brother Jack : A Novel George Johnston , 1964 single work novel ; Coonardoo : The Well in the Shadow Katharine Susannah Prichard , 1928 single work novel ; For Love Alone Christina Stead , 1944 single work novel ; Ride on Stranger Kylie Tennant , 1943 single work novel
The Need to Admit Truth in the Quest for Self Veronica Sen , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 July 1990; (p. 18)

— Review of My Brother Jack : A Novel George Johnston , 1964 single work novel ; Coonardoo : The Well in the Shadow Katharine Susannah Prichard , 1928 single work novel ; For Love Alone Christina Stead , 1944 single work novel ; The House in the Rainforest Sophie Masson , 1990 single work novel ; Ride on Stranger Kylie Tennant , 1943 single work novel ; Walk to the Paradise Gardens Charmian Clift , 1960 single work novel
Untitled 1943 single work review
— Appears in: The New Yorker , 28 August 1943; (p. 66)

— Review of Ride on Stranger Kylie Tennant , 1943 single work novel
Untitled 1943 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 20 March 1943; (p. 137)

— Review of Ride on Stranger Kylie Tennant , 1943 single work novel
Untitled F. A. Boyle , 1943 single work review
— Appears in: Literary Journal , July 1943; (p. 573)

— Review of Ride on Stranger Kylie Tennant , 1943 single work novel
Spotlight Shines on Rebel with Causes Diane Stubbings , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 June 2006; (p. 13)
The Defence of Dhakiyarr Wirrpanda Terry Irving , Rowan Cahill , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Radical Sydney : Places, Portraits and Unruly Episodes 2010; (p. 204-209)
John Thompson, the Poet as Broadcaster Peter Kirkpatrick , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 11 no. 2 2011;
'John Thompson (1907-1968) was once an influential figure in Australian literature, not only as a poet but also as a broadcaster and editor, but is now generally overlooked if not forgotten. This essay re-evaluates Thompson's career along with his poetry through his experience as a radio producer, examining his changing sense of the radiophonic possibilities of verse. It pays particular attention to the ABC's flagship poetry programme, Quality Street, which Thompson created and which lasted a remarkable twenty-seven years (1946-1973). Given that there have been conflicts from the ABC's inception between its twin roles as public educator and publicly-funded entertainer, the longevity of Quality Street suggests that Thompson managed to strike a workable balance within the broad spectrum of the 'middlebrow', which is a key term throughout. The essay concludes by considering the wider implications of this.' (Author's abstract)
Changing Places: Working-Class Women in the Fiction of the Depression Sharyn Pearce , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , December vol. 31 no. 4 1986; (p. 41-51)
Open the Window - Let in the Light : An Appreciation of Kylie Tennant Richard Mackay , 1988 single work biography criticism
— Appears in: The Book Magazine , Winter vol. 2 no. 1 1988; (p. 17-18)
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