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Story/telling is an eclectic and fascinating collection of stories and stories about stories. With passion and verve, some of Australia's finest writers range through vast territory exploring new directions in film and media, enigmas and creativity, histories of mothering, narratives of indigenous and migrant experience, folk, country and multicultural music traditions, and dilemmas of interpretation. These writers appreciate the power of stories, for good and ill. They interrogate narratives of Australia's past and present and call for new stories for changing times. We hear voices, raised one moment, subdued the next, as if we were sitting in the Forum tent at the Woodford Festival, knowing that here and just beyond, in paint, dance, music and words, stories are happening in delicious abundance.Returning service personnel embraced the values and resanctified the totems for which so much, including the years of their youth, had been sacrificed. ... The incidental music to this life-style was marketed in three major categories: popular, classical and jazz. ... Honeymoona#39;, i Want a Hippopotamus for Christmasa#39;, and in 1953, a#39;How Much is that Doggie in the Windowa#39; ... ... the one with the waggly tail.

Author:Bronwen Ann Levy, Ffion Murphy
Publisher:Univ. of Queensland Press - 2001


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