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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Long Time Now : Stories of the Dreamtime, the Here and Now
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'These exceptional stories about people, places and irreverent events will make you laugh and cry. They are both fantastic and true-to-life. Humorous, raw and interspersed with Nyoongar language and imagery, you will love the warmth, frailty and strength of the many wonderful characters like Uncle Jacko, the wool pickers Barney and Bill, Brickwall Jackson, Uncle Dollar and Aunti Flo to name just a few.' (Source: TROVE)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    To my brother Ben Taylor who has risen above all that I have written. Good on you - you old Guilford fox.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,:Magabala Books , 2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Toby and Damper, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 1-6)
The Dream, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 7-14)
Before the Sun, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 15-25)
Toby, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 27-41)
Brenda, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 43-52)
Aunty Flo, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 53-63)
Mary, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 65-66)
The Best Night of My Life, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 67-69)
Granny Daisy, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 71-90)
The Day Before, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 91-98)
The Wool Pickers, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 99-110)
Uncle Dollar, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 111-122)
The Last Drop, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 123-136)
Charlie, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 137-145)
Uncle Jacko, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 147-157)
The Last Plot, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 159-175)
The Law Breaker, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 177-187)
Singer Songwriter, Alf Taylor , single work short story (p. 189-203)
Long Time Now, Alf Taylor , Rosemary van den Berg (editor), single work short story (p. 205-225)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2001 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Magabala Books
      Extent: 230p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes glossary of Nyoongar words
      ISBN: 1875641688
Alternative title: Voz del pasado : relatos de la Edad del Sueño, del aqui y del ahora
Language: Spanish

Works about this Work

Aboriginal Story-Telling : Traditional and Contemporary Rosemary van den Berg , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 16 May no. 264 2012; (p. 25)
Humour and the Defamiliarization of Whiteness in the Short Fiction of Australian Indigenous Writer Alf Taylor Anne Brewster , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Postcolonial Writing , December vol. 44 no. 4 2008; (p. 427-438)
From author's abstract: 'This article investigates how critical whiteness theory might complement the work of postcolonial studies to reconceptualize and reorient our study of Australian indigenous literature. Based on the premise that reading is an intercultural process in which raced and non-raced identities are negotiated, it examines how the act of reading indigenous texts constitutes an intercultural encounter for the white reader. The work of a Western Australian Nyoongah writer, Alf Taylor, is examined as an exemplary case. ... I will focus on his collection Long Time Now (2001), to show how the stories destabilize white readers' assumptions about the authority and entitlements of whiteness. I argue that one of the prime textual vehicles which destabilizes whiteness in these stories is their humour' (427).
Nyoongar Tales Hit home Graham Seal , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 10 November 2001; (p. 8)

— Review of Long Time Now : Stories of the Dreamtime, the Here and Now Alf Taylor , 2001 selected work short story
CoverNotes Mike Shuttleworth , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 8 July 2001; (p. 11)

— Review of Long Time Now : Stories of the Dreamtime, the Here and Now Alf Taylor , 2001 selected work short story ; Ramose : Prince in Exile Carole Wilkinson , 2001 single work children's fiction
Nyoongar Tales Hit home Graham Seal , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 10 November 2001; (p. 8)

— Review of Long Time Now : Stories of the Dreamtime, the Here and Now Alf Taylor , 2001 selected work short story
CoverNotes Mike Shuttleworth , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 8 July 2001; (p. 11)

— Review of Long Time Now : Stories of the Dreamtime, the Here and Now Alf Taylor , 2001 selected work short story ; Ramose : Prince in Exile Carole Wilkinson , 2001 single work children's fiction
Humour and the Defamiliarization of Whiteness in the Short Fiction of Australian Indigenous Writer Alf Taylor Anne Brewster , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Postcolonial Writing , December vol. 44 no. 4 2008; (p. 427-438)
From author's abstract: 'This article investigates how critical whiteness theory might complement the work of postcolonial studies to reconceptualize and reorient our study of Australian indigenous literature. Based on the premise that reading is an intercultural process in which raced and non-raced identities are negotiated, it examines how the act of reading indigenous texts constitutes an intercultural encounter for the white reader. The work of a Western Australian Nyoongah writer, Alf Taylor, is examined as an exemplary case. ... I will focus on his collection Long Time Now (2001), to show how the stories destabilize white readers' assumptions about the authority and entitlements of whiteness. I argue that one of the prime textual vehicles which destabilizes whiteness in these stories is their humour' (427).
Aboriginal Story-Telling : Traditional and Contemporary Rosemary van den Berg , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 16 May no. 264 2012; (p. 25)
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