The Surfer single work   poetry   "He thrust his joy against the weight of the sea,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1945 1945
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Adaptations

The Surfer Judith Wright , Katie Noonan (composer), 2016 single work lyric/song
— Appears in: With Love and Fury 2016;

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 66 no. 3397 21 March 1945 Z593049 1945 periodical issue 1945 pg. 4
  • Appears in:
    y The Moving Image : Poems Judith Wright , Melbourne : Meanjin Press , 1946 Z561140 1946 selected work poetry

    The Moving Image is a collection of poems by Judith Wright.

    Melbourne : Meanjin Press , 1946
    pg. 30
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    y The Boomerang Book of Australian Poetry Enid Moodie Heddle (editor), Melbourne : Longmans, Green , 1956 Z380628 1956 anthology poetry children's Melbourne : Longmans, Green , 1956 pg. 31
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    y Five Senses : Selected Poems Judith Wright , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 Z563031 1963 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 pg. 16
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    y Songs for All Seasons : 100 Poems for Young People Rosemary Dobson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 Z473676 1967 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 pg. 38
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    y Judith Wright : Collected Poems, 1942-1970 Judith Wright , Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1971 Z563360 1971 selected work poetry Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1971 pg. 21
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    y The Land's Meaning L. M. Hannan (editor), B. A. Breen (editor), South Melbourne : Macmillan Australia , 1973 Z873720 1973 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Macmillan Australia , 1973 pg. 27
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    y This World : An Anthology of Poetry for Young People M. M. Flynn (editor), J. Groom (editor), Rushcutters Bay : Pergamon Press , 1976 Z816539 1976 anthology poetry children's Rushcutters Bay : Pergamon Press , 1976 pg. 101
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    y Poetry Speaks Leone Peguero (editor), Richmond : Heinemann Education Australia , 1982 Z1384727 1982 anthology poetry Richmond : Heinemann Education Australia , 1982 pg. 76
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    y A Human Pattern : Selected Poems Judith Wright , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z9022 1990 selected work poetry (taught in 3 units)

    'Judith Wright's own definitive selection of her poetry, covering the best and most memorable of her remarkable oeuvre.

    'From the elegant and moving precision of the first collection, The Moving Image (1946), to the political passion of Phantom Dwelling (1985), Wright's poetry speaks with intelligence and courage - and gracefully sensuous imagery.

    'Forty years of poetic production from Australia's best-loved poet.' (Publication summary)

    North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990
    pg. 12
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    y Collected Poems 1942-1985 Judith Wright , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 Z501989 1994 selected work poetry war literature satire (taught in 8 units) Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 pg. 21-22
  • Appears in:
    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 593

Works about this Work

Adapted for Land : A Lungfish Writes, Writes, Writes the Wild Surf Brook Emery , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Five Bells , Winter vol. 12 no. 3 2005; (p. 6-9) Plumwood Mountain : An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics , February vol. 3 no. 1 2016;
Brook Emery provides an insight into the relationship of humans to the sea.
Judith Wright's 'The Surfer' and Gerard Manley Hopkins John Beston , 1974 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 34 no. 1 1974; (p. 63-66)
Judith Wright's 'The Surfer' and Gerard Manley Hopkins John Beston , 1974 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 34 no. 1 1974; (p. 63-66)
Adapted for Land : A Lungfish Writes, Writes, Writes the Wild Surf Brook Emery , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Five Bells , Winter vol. 12 no. 3 2005; (p. 6-9) Plumwood Mountain : An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics , February vol. 3 no. 1 2016;
Brook Emery provides an insight into the relationship of humans to the sea.
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