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Title: Furphy 1 - The Red Cord - A neglected folk motif in the early fiction of Thomas Keneally
Contributor(s): Ryan, John S  (author)
Publication Date: 1991
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Abstract: In Tom Keneally's novel, 'Bring Larks and Heroes' (1967), there recurs and interesting Irish folk-motif, that of the red cord worn by Ann Rush, the convict mistress and 'secret bride' (p. 7) of the protagonist, Royal Marine Corporal Phelim Halloran, a theologically confused former Irish seminarian who had once studied with the Bishop of Wexford. When contemplating intercourse with Ann, Halloran first asks if she has on her 'red string' (p.33), a cord worn around the waist under her clothes.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Notes & Furphies (26), p. 2-3
Publisher: Association for the Study of Australian Literature
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISSN: 0156-806X
Field of Research (FOR): 200210 Pacific Cultural Studies
169905 Studies of Pacific Peoples Societies
200507 Pacific Literature
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 939906 Pacific Peoples Education
939903 Equity and Access to Education
950306 Conserving Pacific Peoples Heritage
HERDC Category Description: C2 Non-Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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