y Down at the Dump single work   short story   satire  
Issue Details: First known date: 1963 1963
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Adaptations

The Aspirations of Daise Morrow Brink Productions , 2015 single work drama

'At the funeral of the scandalous Daise Morrow, Daise herself wanders amongst the mourners, hovering between memory and rumour. Over the fence two young dreamers take their first tentative steps into love.

'In Brink’s richly theatrical and immersive adaptation, The Aspirations of Daise Morrow is storytelling filled with music and light; a poignant evocation of the wonders of small beginnings, the complications of compassion and the grace and majesty of love.' (Production summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Down at the Dump : Drunten auf der Muellkippe
Language: English , German
Notes:
Parallel English and German text.

Works about this Work

Patrick White and Film Elizabeth Webby , Margaret Harris , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 13 no. 2 2013;
'2011 saw the release of The Eye of the Storm, the first adaptation to the screen of one of Patrick White’s novels. There had been earlier attempts, in particular the long-running saga of Voss, seemingly as doomed to failure as the explorer’s own quest. White’s interest in the theatre was paralleled by his interest in film; he knew that adaptations could boost an author’s reputation and sales. Manuscripts in the National Library of Australia’s White papers reveal that he wrote adaptations of several of his short stories as early as 1963. He did not manage to sell any of these but collaboration with director Jim Sharman in the 1970s led to the production of White’s screenplay of his story ‘The Night, the Prowler’. Inspired by this, White wrote several original screenplays that were never filmed. ‘Monkey Puzzle’, intended as a full-length film, sends up the Australian literary scene as well as Australian films of the period. The shorter 'Kidults' also includes a parody of the film version of My Brilliant Career. (Author's abstract)
Taffy-Haired Brumbies : The Two Families in Patrick White's 'Down at the Dump' Patrick D. Morrow , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Academic Memoirs : Essays in Literary Criticism for American and British Literatures 2003; (p. 137-144)
y Prophete dans le desert : Essais sur Patrick White David Coad , Lille : Presses Universitaires de Septentrion , 1997 Z218660 1997 selected work criticism biography
Review : Blame the Wind; The Foundling; Down at the Dump Michael Gregg , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 10 no. 4 1995; (p. 35)

— Review of Blame the Wind Garry Disher 1995 single work novella ; The Foundling Nette Hilton 1995 single work novella ; Down at the Dump Patrick White 1963 single work short story
Untitled Diane Trezise , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 9 no. 2 1995; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Blame the Wind Garry Disher 1992 single work short story ; The Foundling Nette Hilton 1995 single work novella ; Down at the Dump Patrick White 1963 single work short story ; Masterpiece series - publisher
Patrick White Goes Pop John Huxley , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 July 1995; (p. 13A)
Graphic Statements Nicola Robinson , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 September 1995; (p. rev 7)

— Review of Blame the Wind Garry Disher 1995 single work novella ; Down at the Dump Patrick White 1963 single work short story ; The Foundling Nette Hilton 1995 single work novella
Great Stories, Pity About the Pictures Stephen Matthews , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 July 1995; (p. C13)

— Review of Blame the Wind Garry Disher 1995 single work novella ; Down at the Dump Patrick White 1963 single work short story ; The Foundling Nette Hilton 1995 single work novella
Untitled Peter Hillman , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 3 no. 4 1995; (p. 44-45)

— Review of The Foundling Nette Hilton 1995 single work novella ; Blame the Wind Garry Disher 1995 single work novella ; Down at the Dump Patrick White 1963 single work short story
Untitled Elizabeth McCardell , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 39 no. 4 1995; (p. 33)

— Review of The Foundling Nette Hilton 1995 single work novella ; Down at the Dump Patrick White 1963 single work short story
Survival, Reincarnation, "Palace of the Peacock" - Attitudes to Death and Life in Commonwealth Literature Britta Olinder , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Breaking Circles 1991; (p. 202-217)
Gerrymander : The Place of Suburbia in Australian Fiction Robin Gerster , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 49 no. 3 1990; (p. 565-575) Populous Places : Australian Cities and Towns 1992; (p. 19-30)
Epiphanies in Tables and Goats: The Burnt Ones, The Cockatoos, and Four Plays John Weigel , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White 1983; (p. 87-103)
'Down at the Dump' and Lacan's Mirror Stage Veronica Brady , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 11 no. 2 1983; (p. 233-237)
"Show Me the Way to Go Home" : The Burnt Ones Harry Payne Heseltine , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Acquainted with the Night: Studies in Classic Australian Fiction 1979; (p. 59-82)
The Burnt Ones Robert T. Robertson , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Survey of contemporary literature, vol. 2 1977; (p. 984-986)
The Rhetoric of Patrick White's `Down at the Dump' R. B. J. Wilson , 1976 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bards, Bohemians, and Bookmen : Essays in Australian Literature 1976; (p. 281-288)
The Australian Legend M. C. Bradbrook , 1972 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature in Action : Studies in Continental and Commonwealth Society 1972; (p. 116-152)
Untitled 1971 single work review
— Appears in: Literary Half-Yearly (Mysore) , July vol. 12 no. 2 1971; (p. 15-16)

— Review of Down at the Dump Patrick White 1963 single work short story
Patrick White William Walsh , 1970 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Manifold Voice : Studies in Commonwealth Literature 1970; (p. 86-125)
Review : Blame the Wind; The Foundling; Down at the Dump Michael Gregg , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 10 no. 4 1995; (p. 35)

— Review of Blame the Wind Garry Disher 1995 single work novella ; The Foundling Nette Hilton 1995 single work novella ; Down at the Dump Patrick White 1963 single work short story
Untitled Diane Trezise , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 9 no. 2 1995; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Blame the Wind Garry Disher 1992 single work short story ; The Foundling Nette Hilton 1995 single work novella ; Down at the Dump Patrick White 1963 single work short story ; Masterpiece series - publisher
Graphic Statements Nicola Robinson , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 September 1995; (p. rev 7)

— Review of Blame the Wind Garry Disher 1995 single work novella ; Down at the Dump Patrick White 1963 single work short story ; The Foundling Nette Hilton 1995 single work novella
Great Stories, Pity About the Pictures Stephen Matthews , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 July 1995; (p. C13)

— Review of Blame the Wind Garry Disher 1995 single work novella ; Down at the Dump Patrick White 1963 single work short story ; The Foundling Nette Hilton 1995 single work novella
Untitled 1971 single work review
— Appears in: Literary Half-Yearly (Mysore) , July vol. 12 no. 2 1971; (p. 15-16)

— Review of Down at the Dump Patrick White 1963 single work short story
Untitled Peter Hillman , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 3 no. 4 1995; (p. 44-45)

— Review of The Foundling Nette Hilton 1995 single work novella ; Blame the Wind Garry Disher 1995 single work novella ; Down at the Dump Patrick White 1963 single work short story
Untitled Elizabeth McCardell , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 39 no. 4 1995; (p. 33)

— Review of The Foundling Nette Hilton 1995 single work novella ; Down at the Dump Patrick White 1963 single work short story
Survival, Reincarnation, "Palace of the Peacock" - Attitudes to Death and Life in Commonwealth Literature Britta Olinder , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Breaking Circles 1991; (p. 202-217)
Taffy-Haired Brumbies : The Two Families in Patrick White's 'Down at the Dump' Patrick D. Morrow , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Academic Memoirs : Essays in Literary Criticism for American and British Literatures 2003; (p. 137-144)
Gerrymander : The Place of Suburbia in Australian Fiction Robin Gerster , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 49 no. 3 1990; (p. 565-575) Populous Places : Australian Cities and Towns 1992; (p. 19-30)
Epiphanies in Tables and Goats: The Burnt Ones, The Cockatoos, and Four Plays John Weigel , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White 1983; (p. 87-103)
y Prophete dans le desert : Essais sur Patrick White David Coad , Lille : Presses Universitaires de Septentrion , 1997 Z218660 1997 selected work criticism biography
The Burnt Ones Robert T. Robertson , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Survey of contemporary literature, vol. 2 1977; (p. 984-986)
"Show Me the Way to Go Home" : The Burnt Ones Harry Payne Heseltine , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Acquainted with the Night: Studies in Classic Australian Fiction 1979; (p. 59-82)
The Rhetoric of Patrick White's `Down at the Dump' R. B. J. Wilson , 1976 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bards, Bohemians, and Bookmen : Essays in Australian Literature 1976; (p. 281-288)
Patrick White William Walsh , 1970 single work criticism
— Appears in: A Manifold Voice : Studies in Commonwealth Literature 1970; (p. 86-125)
'Down at the Dump' and Lacan's Mirror Stage Veronica Brady , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 11 no. 2 1983; (p. 233-237)
Patrick White Goes Pop John Huxley , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 July 1995; (p. 13A)
The Australian Legend M. C. Bradbrook , 1972 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature in Action : Studies in Continental and Commonwealth Society 1972; (p. 116-152)
Patrick White and Film Elizabeth Webby , Margaret Harris , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 13 no. 2 2013;
'2011 saw the release of The Eye of the Storm, the first adaptation to the screen of one of Patrick White’s novels. There had been earlier attempts, in particular the long-running saga of Voss, seemingly as doomed to failure as the explorer’s own quest. White’s interest in the theatre was paralleled by his interest in film; he knew that adaptations could boost an author’s reputation and sales. Manuscripts in the National Library of Australia’s White papers reveal that he wrote adaptations of several of his short stories as early as 1963. He did not manage to sell any of these but collaboration with director Jim Sharman in the 1970s led to the production of White’s screenplay of his story ‘The Night, the Prowler’. Inspired by this, White wrote several original screenplays that were never filmed. ‘Monkey Puzzle’, intended as a full-length film, sends up the Australian literary scene as well as Australian films of the period. The shorter 'Kidults' also includes a parody of the film version of My Brilliant Career. (Author's abstract)
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