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y separately published work icon The Day of the Dog single work   novel  
  • Author:agent Archie Weller http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/weller-archie
Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 The Day of the Dog
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'The Day of the Dog tells the tragic story of Doug's few days of freedom. Set in urban Aboriginal Australia, the novel is a fast paced as it is gripping. Scenes of sudden, devastating brutality give way to peaceful, even lyrical interludes as Doug, his family and those close to him find temporary relief in friendship, love, alcohol or escape to the bush. But they are always drawn back into the ever-narrowing circle of crime, violence, and the inevitable destruction.' (Source: Publisher's website)

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Blackfellas Day of the Dog James Ricketson , Cottesloe : Barron Entertainment , 1991 11650254 1991 single work film/TV Nineteen years old and on parole, all Doug Dooligan wants to do is get on with his life away from the influence of his best friend Floyd 'Pretty Boy' Davis. Floyd, a charming conman and petty thief, has other ideas. He thinks Doug's decision to go straight is a rejection of his Nyoongah lifestyle in favour of white fella values. Edith, Doug's white mother, reminds Doug that she is his people too. He is faced with the daunting tasks of reconciling the opposing expectations of two cultures, family and friends.

Notes

  • Dedication: To Pa, Jane and D. A. Wallam
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Note: Includes glossary of Aboriginal words.
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: George Allen and Unwin , 1981 .
      image of person or book cover 171425622228103847.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 167p.
      ISBN: 0868610119
      • Publisher: Pan
      Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan , 1982 .
      image of person or book cover 1820875456551701448.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 167p.
      ISBN: 0330270303
    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1992 .
      Extent: 167p.
      ISBN: 1863732411
    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1997 .
      Extent: 167p.
      ISBN: 1864483881
Alternative title: De donkere kant van de maan
Alternative title: De donkere kant van de maan : roman uit Australie
Language: Dutch

Works about this Work

Changes in Tone, Setting, and Publisher : Indigenous Literatures of Australia and New Zealand from the 1980s to Today Per Henningsgaard , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 8 no. 2 2016;
'This article examines four novels written since 1980 by two Aboriginal Australian authors and two Maori authors. Two of the four novels were written near the beginning of this period and feature settings that are contemporary with their publication; The Day of the Dog by Aboriginal Australian author Archie Weller was published in 1981, while Once Were Warriors by Maori author Alan Duff was published in 1990. The other two novels (That Deadman Dance by Aboriginal Australian author Kim Scott and The Trowenna Sea by Maori author Witi Ihimaera) are works of historical fiction written in the last decade.' (Introduction)
A Century of Oz Lit in China : A Critical Overview (1906-2008) Yu Ouyang , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 25 no. 1 2011; (p. 65-71)
‘This paper seeks to examine the dissemination, reception and perception of Australian literature in China from 1906 to 2008 by providng a historical background for its first arrival in China as a literature undistinguished from English or American literature, then as part of a ruoxiao minzu wenxue (weak and small nation literature) in the early 1930s, its rise as interest grew in Communist and proletarian writings in the 1950s and 1960s, and its spread and growth from the end of the cultural revolution in 1976 across all genres, culminating in its present unprecedented flourishing.’ (Introduction, p. 65)
The City : The Crumbling Bulwark Pablo Armellino , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ob-Scene Spaces in Australian Narrative : An Account of the Socio-Topographic Construction of Space in Australian Literature 2009; (p. 189-244)
Aborigines and Cars Ken Gelder , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture 2000; (p. 447-449, 452-453)
Aboriginalities : Jack Davis and Archie Weller Sue Hosking , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Extensions : Essays in English Studies from Shakespeare to the Spice Girls 1999; (p. 141-156)
A Zany Mix of Times and Styles Geoffrey Dutton , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 15 September vol. 101 no. 5280 1981; (p. 72)

— Review of Jack Rivers and Me Paul Radley , 1981 single work novel ; The Day of the Dog Archie Weller , 1981 single work novel
One of the Family Carol Treloar , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 October 1981; (p. 25)

— Review of Jack Rivers and Me Paul Radley , 1981 single work novel ; The Day of the Dog Archie Weller , 1981 single work novel
The Bush as Being Richard Harris , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , October no. 85 1981; (p. 78-80)

— Review of Jack Rivers and Me Paul Radley , 1981 single work novel ; The Day of the Dog Archie Weller , 1981 single work novel
Scream that Shatters Reality Roberta Sykes , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 October 1992; (p. 48)

— Review of Wildcat Screaming : A Novel Mudrooroo , 1992 single work novel ; The Day of the Dog Archie Weller , 1981 single work novel
Untitled Helen Daniel , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 266-267)

— Review of The Day of the Dog Archie Weller , 1981 single work novel
Australian Language Issues Depicted in Literary Works by Aboriginal Authors Margaret Bowden , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 1-2 1995; (p. 150-158)
Bowden describes ways in which Aboriginal English 'contains a grammatical, phonological and lexicosemantic history of language colonisation in Australia', and examines some of the the ways in which Aboriginal English is used in the writings of Indigenous authors.
The City : The Crumbling Bulwark Pablo Armellino , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ob-Scene Spaces in Australian Narrative : An Account of the Socio-Topographic Construction of Space in Australian Literature 2009; (p. 189-244)
Thoughts on Aboriginal Literature Jim Kable , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Aboriginal Child at School , February/March vol. 13 no. 1 1985; (p. 31-52)
A Century of Oz Lit in China : A Critical Overview (1906-2008) Yu Ouyang , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 25 no. 1 2011; (p. 65-71)
‘This paper seeks to examine the dissemination, reception and perception of Australian literature in China from 1906 to 2008 by providng a historical background for its first arrival in China as a literature undistinguished from English or American literature, then as part of a ruoxiao minzu wenxue (weak and small nation literature) in the early 1930s, its rise as interest grew in Communist and proletarian writings in the 1950s and 1960s, and its spread and growth from the end of the cultural revolution in 1976 across all genres, culminating in its present unprecedented flourishing.’ (Introduction, p. 65)
'Deadly' Work : Reading the Short Fiction of Archie Weller Janine Little , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 16 no. 2 1993; (p. 190-199)
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