Facey’s A Fortunate Life and Traditional Oral Narratives


Argues that 'there were features of Bert's world which make it more appropriately thought of as a residually oral culture, and which suggest that a literary poetic is less relevant to A Fortunate Life than its consideration in a context of oral studies'.

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Published 1 May 1988 in Volume 13 No. 3. Subjects: Bush, Education, Folklore, Isolation (Emotional & social), Narrative structure, Oral tradition, Western Australia, A.B. Facey.

Cite as: Capper, Wendy. ‘Facey’s A Fortunate Life and Traditional Oral Narratives.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 13, no. 3, 1988, doi: 10.20314/als.2d9e552b71.