Judith Wright and the Temporality of Composition


Discusses the different approaches to Wright’s poetry over the period from her first collection The Moving Image (1946) to her Collected Poems(1994) in the foreword to which Wright discussed changes in literary fashions and readership. Taking several individual poems, McMahon explores their ‘complex relation of past and present to present and future readers.

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Published 1 October 2007 in Volume 23 No. 2. Subjects: Critical theories & approaches, Passage of time.

Cite as: McMahon, Elizabeth. ‘Judith Wright and the Temporality of Composition.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 23, no. 2, 2007, doi: 10.20314/als.eb8015ec5c.