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Is part of Master of the Ghost Dreaming Mudrooroo , 1991 series - author novel (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Underground
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'By the firelight, a mysterious storyteller weaves a captivating tale of sea journeys, vampire women, and Aboriginal Dreaming. Around the campfire the gold diggers listen and journey with George as he plunges underground to rescue his ship's captain from the horrific and mesmerising vampire woman.

Jangamuttuk, the Master of the Ghost Dreaming, sends his son, George, to rescue Wadawaka from the ghost vampire woman who has taken him as her Dark Lord and imprisoned him in her underground kingdom. Will George, in either his human form or as his Dreaming animal-self Dingo, be able to withstand Amelia's powers; will he survive the underground caverns; can he tear Wadawaka and himself from the violent but seductive power of the vampire woman? And who is the strange but familiar ghost woman accompanying the new colonial governor?' (www.qbd.com.au).

Notes

  • Book 3 of the Master of the Ghost Dreaming series and the second of what is sometimes referred to as Mudrooroo's vampire trilogy (also comprising The Undying and The Promised Land).
  • Dedication: To my dear wife Janine
  • Epigraph: 'We danced roundabout...dressed in our / breechcloths and academic sashes with all the / animals and ghosts under the redwood trees... / The fogdogs laughed and barked from the rim.' - Gerald Vizenor.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1999 .
      image of person or book cover 806298117973464996.jpg
      Source: www.qbd.com.au
      Extent: 181p.
      ISBN: 0207197601
    • Exile Bay, Drummoyne - Concord area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: ETT Imprint , 2021 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 122p.p.
      ISBN: 9781922473530

Works about this Work

Reading Australia from Distant Shores Jennifer Wawrzinek , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 28 no. 1 2014; (p. 18-22, 257)
'A a doctoral candidate working in Australian Studies, Wawrzinek shares the difficulty to find quality Australian literature in Europe, particularly in Paris and in Berlin. With the increasing availability of ebooks via download,she is hoping that it will become easier to include lesser known Australian writers on reading lists in the European university and to access material that otherwise takes months to arrive via conventional methods of transportation. She says a sustained, ongoing program to support Australian authors, to speak about their work, and to engage in collaborative programs with European scholars and artists is needed to show the world that Australia is not just about Kangaroos and beautiful beaches.' (Publication summary)
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;
Spectres of Mudrooroo: A Suspended Corpo-Reality That 'Matters' Cornelis Martin Renes , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: European Journal of English Studies , April vol. 15 no. 1 2011; (p. 45-56)
Introduction : Resistance to the Un-Australian Katrin Althans , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Darkness Subverted : Aboriginal Gothic in Black Australian Literature and Film 2010; (p. 1-10)
'The Australian mind seems to be obsessed with the invocation of its 'un-national' apart from newspaper headlines, advertisements on television, or in signs tacked to lamp-posts in suburban Sydney, even the Macquarie Dictionary shows a preoccupation with the 'un-Australian'. Having introduced the lemma only as recently as 2001 in their Federation edition, the lexicographers already updated it in the subsequent 2005 edition by adding a fourth entry to account for the increased use of the word in the popular domain:' violating a pattern of conduct, behaviour, etc., which, it is implied by the user of the term, is one embraced by Australians'. Despite this zeal for determining the' un-national', little attention has been paid to its positive counterpart, thus making it easier to exclude people on grounds of their 'un-Australianness' than to welcome a national diversity.' (Author's introduction)
Terror as White Female in Mudrooroo's Vampire Trilogy Maureen Clark , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 41 no. 2 2006; (p. 121-138)
'The article reads the trilogy mainly through Barbara Creed's theorization of the monstrous feminine and examines the ways in which Mudrooroo presents his post-conquest female vampire as castrating and all-consuming. It also argues that it is possible to see Mudrooroo's female monster as a textual representation of the legendary soulless mother who would devour her own son to feed her sense of self and reality - with all the connotations of the author's descredited claim to Aboriginal identity this implies.'
On Firm Ground Katharine England , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 February 1999; (p. 25)

— Review of Across Country : Stories from Aboriginal Australia 1998 anthology short story ; Land of the Golden Clouds Archie Weller , 1998 single work novel ; Underground Mudrooroo , 1999 single work novel
Coming Soon 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 10 January 1999; (p. 21)

— Review of Underground Mudrooroo , 1999 single work novel
Ripping Yarn Down Under Cath Kenneally , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 February 1999; (p. 8)

— Review of Underground Mudrooroo , 1999 single work novel
Paperbacks Lucy Sussex , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 March 1999; (p. 8)

— Review of Underground Mudrooroo , 1999 single work novel ; No Place for a Nervous Lady : Voices from the Australian Bush 1984 anthology correspondence
Other Voices Murray Waldren , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 March 1999; (p. 15)

— Review of Underground Mudrooroo , 1999 single work novel ; Minyan Alan Gold , 1999 sequence short story ; The House of the Lord Barry Dickins , 1999 single work novel
Re-Surfacing through Palimpsests : A (False) Quest for Reposession in the Works of Mudrooroo and Alexis Wright Francoise Kral , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , vol. 25 no. 1 2002; (p. 7-14)
Author's abstract: Mudrooroo and Alexis Wright seem to have little in common. Mudrooroo belongs to the first generation of Australian Aboriginal writers and wrote many novels and critical studies as well as poetry. As for Alexis Wright, she wrote her first novel in 1997. Yet the landscapes they describe are charaterized by the same tension between a homogeneous surface and sub-layers that criss-cross, overlap and surface, thus posing a threat to the apparent unity of colonial space. This essay addresses the issue of palimpsestic landscapes and characters as clues to pinpoint the specificities of Aboriginal aesthetics. It also focuses on the use of intertextual references as a means to subvert colonial discourse.
Terror as White Female in Mudrooroo's Vampire Trilogy Maureen Clark , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 41 no. 2 2006; (p. 121-138)
'The article reads the trilogy mainly through Barbara Creed's theorization of the monstrous feminine and examines the ways in which Mudrooroo presents his post-conquest female vampire as castrating and all-consuming. It also argues that it is possible to see Mudrooroo's female monster as a textual representation of the legendary soulless mother who would devour her own son to feed her sense of self and reality - with all the connotations of the author's descredited claim to Aboriginal identity this implies.'
Vampiric Decolonization : Fanon, 'Terrorism,' and Mudrooroo's Vampire Trilogy Gerry Turcotte , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Whiteness : A Critical Reader on Race and Empire 2005; (p. 103-118)
Spectres of Mudrooroo: A Suspended Corpo-Reality That 'Matters' Cornelis Martin Renes , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: European Journal of English Studies , April vol. 15 no. 1 2011; (p. 45-56)
Introduction : Resistance to the Un-Australian Katrin Althans , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Darkness Subverted : Aboriginal Gothic in Black Australian Literature and Film 2010; (p. 1-10)
'The Australian mind seems to be obsessed with the invocation of its 'un-national' apart from newspaper headlines, advertisements on television, or in signs tacked to lamp-posts in suburban Sydney, even the Macquarie Dictionary shows a preoccupation with the 'un-Australian'. Having introduced the lemma only as recently as 2001 in their Federation edition, the lexicographers already updated it in the subsequent 2005 edition by adding a fourth entry to account for the increased use of the word in the popular domain:' violating a pattern of conduct, behaviour, etc., which, it is implied by the user of the term, is one embraced by Australians'. Despite this zeal for determining the' un-national', little attention has been paid to its positive counterpart, thus making it easier to exclude people on grounds of their 'un-Australianness' than to welcome a national diversity.' (Author's introduction)
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