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Collected Poems 1942-1985 Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994
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AC: Year 11 (Literature Unit 2)

Many of the themes and issues that concerned Judith Wright and which are reflected in her poetry still resonate in contemporary Australian culture. Students will come to appreciate that Wright’s poetry explored some of these themes and issues before they became fashionable, relevant or even actively considered by many Australians. Of course, Wright also explored universal themes common to all poets in all times

This definitive collection represents the impressive poetic achievement of one of Australia′s most highly respected and valued poets. Judith Wright′s Collected Poems is comprised of her work from 1942 to 1985, and includes her latest three books of poetry, Alive, Fourth Quarter and Phantom Dwelling. It is a fitting tribute to an outstanding poet. Whether she is read for her rich evocation of the Australian land, for the truth, sensitivity and profundity of her meditations on the great themes of love, death and eternity, or for the beauty of her lyric style, Judith Wright is always supremely rewarding.

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Contents

* Contents derived from the Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1994 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Moving Imagei"Here is the same clock that walked quietly", Judith Wright , 1945 single work poetry (p. 3-6)
Northern Riveri"When summer days grow harsh", Judith Wright (editor), 1971 single work poetry (p. 6-7)
The Company of Loversi"We meet and part now over all the world;", Judith Wright , 1942 single work poetry war literature (p. 7)
Bora Ringi"The song is gone; the dance", Judith Wright , 1944 single work poetry (p. 8)
Blue Arabi"The small blue Arab stallion dances on the hill", Judith Wright , 1946 single work poetry (p. 8)
Trapped Dingoi"So here, twisted in steel, and spoiled with red", Judith Wright , 1927 single work poetry (p. 9)
Waitingi"Day's crystal hemisphere travels the land.", Judith Wright , 1943 single work poetry (p. 9-10)
Remittance Mani"The spendthrift, disinherited and graceless,", Judith Wright , 1944 single work poetry (p. 10-11)
Soldier's Farmi"This ploughland drifted with the smoke of dreams,", Judith Wright , 1943 single work poetry (p. 11-12)
The Trainsi"Tunnelling through the night, the trains pass", Judith Wright , 1943 single work poetry war literature (p. 12)
The Idleri"The treasure islands were his desired landfall:", Judith Wright , 1944 single work poetry (p. 13)
Country Towni"This is no longer the landscape that they knew,", Judith Wright , 1944 single work poetry (p. 13-14)
The Hawthorn Hedgei"How long ago she planted the hawthorn hedge-", Judith Wright , 1945 single work poetry (p. 14-15)
Nigger's Leap : New Englandi"The eastward spurs tip backward from the sun.", Judith Wright , 1945 single work poetry (p. 15-16)
Sonneti"Now let the draughtsman of my eyes be done", Judith Wright , 1944 single work poetry (p. 16)
Bullockyi"Beside his heavy-shouldered team,", Judith Wright , 1944 single work poetry (p. 17)
Brother and Sistersi"The road turned out to be a cul-de-sac;", Judith Wright , 1944 single work poetry (p. 18)
Half-Caste Girli"Little Josie buried under the bright moon", Judith Wright , 1971 single work poetry (p. 19)
South of My Daysi"South of my days' circle, part of my blood's country,", Judith Wright , 1943-1945 single work poetry (p. 20-21)
The Surferi"He thrust his joy against the weight of the sea,", Judith Wright , 1945 single work poetry (p. 21-22)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Manchester,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Carcanet ,
      1994 .
      Alternative title: Judith Wright : collected poems 1942-1985
      Extent: 436p.
      ISBN: 1857540891
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2016 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 432p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 23 May 2016
      ISBN: 9781460752364

Works about this Work

A Century’s Worth of Passions Felicity Plunkett , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 August 2016; (p. 21)

— Review of Collected Poems 1942-1985 Judith Wright 1994 selected work poetry
Phillip Hall Reviews Judith Wright, Georgina Arnott and Katie Noonan Phillip Hall , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , October no. 55.1 2016;

— Review of Collected Poems 1942-1985 Judith Wright 1994 selected work poetry ; The Unknown Judith Wright Georgie Arnott 2016 single work biography ; With Love and Fury Judith Wright 2016 selected work lyric/song
Colonial Knowledge, Post-Colonial Poetics Lyn McCredden , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature 2010; (p. 255-277)
A Booklist of International Environmental Literature : Australia Ruth Blair , 2009 single work bibliography
— Appears in: World Literature Today , January/February vol. 83 no. 1 2009; (p. 54-55)
Ruth Blair's compilation of five classics of Australian envornmental literature for an international booklist coordinate by Scott Slovic.
Being True to the Earth - In Peril : Finding a Voice to Touch the Heart Nonie Sharp , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: PAN , no. 5 2008; (p. 47-58)
'The author uses literature, past and present, to highlight concerns regarding the degradation of the natural world. Of particular concern is the apparent lack of focus by governments in tackling global warming. The artist's role in defining, describing and lamenting the degradation of the natural world is explored.' (Editor's abstract)
Books Read Since the End of November 1994 Bruce Gillespie , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Scratch Pad 12 , August 1995; (p. 1-3)

— Review of Crosskill : A Wyatt Novel Garry Disher 1994 single work novel ; A Window in Mrs X's Place : Selected Short Stories Peter Cowan 1986 selected work short story ; Cutting Green Hay : Friendships, Movements and Cultural Conflicts in Australia's Great Decades Vincent Buckley 1983 single work autobiography ; The Pure Land David Foster 1974 single work novel ; Collected Poems 1942-1985 Judith Wright 1994 selected work poetry ; Love Lies Bleeding : A Crimes For a Summer Christmas Anthology 1994 anthology short story ; Australia's First Fabians : Middle-Class Radicals, Labour Activists and the Early Labour Movement ; Foreword by Gough Whitlam Race Mathews E. G. Whitlam 1993 single work biography ; Our Lady of Chernobyl Greg Egan 1995 selected work short story ; Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction Damien Broderick 1995 single work criticism ; Mirrorsun Rising Sean McMullen 1995 single work novel
Like a Perfectly Cast Bell Christopher Pollnitz , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 April 1994; (p. rev 7)

— Review of The Flame Tree Judith Wright Sakai Nobuo (translator), Meredith McKinney (translator), 1993 selected work poetry ; Collected Poems 1942-1985 Judith Wright 1994 selected work poetry
Compasses of Love Jennifer Strauss , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 May 1994; (p. 8)

— Review of The Flame Tree Judith Wright Sakai Nobuo (translator), Meredith McKinney (translator), 1993 selected work poetry ; Collected Poems 1942-1985 Judith Wright 1994 selected work poetry ; Peninsula Dorothy Hewett 1994 selected work poetry
Untitled Shirley Walker , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Winter vol. 39 no. 2 1994; (p. 91-93)

— Review of The Flame Tree Judith Wright Sakai Nobuo (translator), Meredith McKinney (translator), 1993 selected work poetry ; Collected Poems 1942-1985 Judith Wright 1994 selected work poetry
A Poet's Life of Sweeping Themes Heather Cam , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 March 1994; (p. 11A)

— Review of Collected Poems 1942-1985 Judith Wright 1994 selected work poetry
The Poetry of Judith Wright and Sylvia Plath : Some Points of Comparison Keya Majumdar , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Austral-Asian Encounters : From Literature and Women's Studies to Politics and Tourism 2003; (p. 430-440)
Ancestral Echoes : Spectres of the Past in Judith Wright's Poetry Sue King-Smith , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue 2007; (p. 117-129)

Sue King-Smith says: 'There are three main spectres in Wright's poetry that this article addresses. The first relates to the loss and separation Wright experienced when she became aware of the history of the land she had felt a profound sense of identification with since early childhood ... The second spectre relates to the traces of Aboriginal massacres and dispossessions. And the third is the spectre of the indigenous landscape that existed prior to British occupation, with a substantial number of indigenous species of flora and fauna now extinct.

'This article will argue that these spectres are intimately linked in Wright's writing and that her poetic and private relationships with the Australian landscape are constantly mediated by the need to acknowledge these ghosts.' (pp.117-118)

y The God-Shaped Hole : Responding to the Good News in Australia Veronica Brady , Adelaide : ATF Press , 2008 Z1533434 2008 selected work criticism This book brings together a selection of Veronica Brady's critical addresses arguing that there are novels and poems that bear witness to the mystery of 'God' or an 'Other' who speaks through others.
Are there Really Angels in Carlton? Australian Literature and Theology Noel Rowe , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ethical Investigations : Essays on Australian Literature and Poetics 2008; (p. 30-59)
Colonial Knowledge, Post-Colonial Poetics Lyn McCredden , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature 2010; (p. 255-277)
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