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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Little Black Bastard : A Story of Survival
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'Noel Tovey has an amazing story. A street kid in the slums of Carlton, he survived a childhood - buffeted by the horrors of poverty, sex abuse and neglect - which would have killed some, and certainly twisted most beyond hope. This is the story of how he lived and survived the years of childhood and adolescence - and all along the way held on to a sense of hope and optimism which allowed him to realise his potential as a dancer and choreographer in London and the United States.

Little Black Bastard is also a journey back to the Melbourne of the late 1940s and 1950s - and wonderfully evokes the sights and sounds and social mores of the times. It is a rare memoir, which truly shows the power of the human spirit.' Source: Publisher's blurb.

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Notes

  • Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one rememebers it in order to recollect. Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  • Dedication: For Dave -'The secret of love is greater then the secret of death.' Goethe.

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Works about this Work

Putting the Word Out for Gay Writers Kathy Evans , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 19 January 2012; (p. 20)
Fitzroy's gay and lesbian bookshop is celebrating with 100 writers and a poetry slam.
Choreographing His Life's Work Darren Coyne , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 19 May no. 476 2010; (p. 21)
Life in Theatre Examined Robin Joyce , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Traffic , no. 6 2005; (p. 208-210)

— Review of Little Black Bastard : A Story of Survival Noel C. Tovey , 2004 single work autobiography
Live Performances John Rickard , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 266 2004; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Little Black Bastard : A Story of Survival Noel C. Tovey , 2004 single work autobiography ; Finding My Voice : The Peter Brocklehurst Story Peter Brocklehurst , Debbie Bennett , 2004 single work autobiography ; Wings of Madness : A Mother's Journey Jo Buchanan , 2004 single work autobiography
Artistic Salvation Margaret Smith , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , July 2004; (p. 16)

— Review of Little Black Bastard : A Story of Survival Noel C. Tovey , 2004 single work autobiography ; Little Black Bastard Noel C. Tovey , 2003 single work drama
The Way We Were Diana Simmonds , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 June 2004; (p. 13)

— Review of Little Black Bastard : A Story of Survival Noel C. Tovey , 2004 single work autobiography
Climbing Out of the Gutter Christopher Bantick , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 July 2004; (p. 3)

— Review of Little Black Bastard : A Story of Survival Noel C. Tovey , 2004 single work autobiography
Bravery in the Face of Constant Rebukes Sylvia Lawson , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 July - 1 August 2004; (p. 11)

— Review of Little Black Bastard : A Story of Survival Noel C. Tovey , 2004 single work autobiography
Artistic Salvation Margaret Smith , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , July 2004; (p. 16)

— Review of Little Black Bastard : A Story of Survival Noel C. Tovey , 2004 single work autobiography ; Little Black Bastard Noel C. Tovey , 2003 single work drama
Live Performances John Rickard , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 266 2004; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Little Black Bastard : A Story of Survival Noel C. Tovey , 2004 single work autobiography ; Finding My Voice : The Peter Brocklehurst Story Peter Brocklehurst , Debbie Bennett , 2004 single work autobiography ; Wings of Madness : A Mother's Journey Jo Buchanan , 2004 single work autobiography
Tovey's Story One of Rags-To-Riches 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 30 June no. 329 2004; (p. 31)
Author Tovey Tells His Story 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 11 August no. 332 2004; (p. 30)
Choreographing His Life's Work Darren Coyne , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 19 May no. 476 2010; (p. 21)
Putting the Word Out for Gay Writers Kathy Evans , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 19 January 2012; (p. 20)
Fitzroy's gay and lesbian bookshop is celebrating with 100 writers and a poetry slam.
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  • ca. 1940-1959
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