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The Resource Tripping with Jenny, Mudrooroo

Tripping with Jenny, Mudrooroo

Label
Tripping with Jenny
Title
Tripping with Jenny
Statement of responsibility
Mudrooroo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mudrooroo (aka Colin Johnson) had planned to write a multi-volume autobiography, but passed away in January 2019 shortly after completing the first instalment, Tripping with Jenny. It is published here posthumously, and follows the adventures of a young Aborigine identified only by his nickname, Skippy, originally from outback Western Australia, the author of a successful first novel, Wild Cat Falling. He and his wife Jenny set out from Melbourne on the overland route to London via Asia. It is the mid-60s, and the book draws a vivid picture of a time of social unrest and experimentation, of rapid cultural change. On their year-long journey, the couple spend much time hunting for ganja (hashish), 'tripping' on marihuana and other drugs. The author's interest in Eastern religions leads to an initiation into Buddhism that becomes an important part of his existential quest for identity. A picaresque novel of self-discovery, the book explores what it means to be 'on the road' and 'at home'; it highlights the importance of exploring new political horizons in a complex part of the world characterised by the disappearance of an obsolete Imperial order and the trauma of decolonisation, as well as the search for alternative cultural models and experiences on the route to 'swinging London'
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mudrooroo
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Asia
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Tripping with Jenny, Mudrooroo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065280687
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
303 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925706734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1101140992
Label
Tripping with Jenny, Mudrooroo
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065280687
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
303 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925706734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1101140992

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