Murray, Les A. 1938-
Most widely held works about Les A Murray
Most widely held works by Les A Murray
The New Oxford book of Australian verse ( Book )
24 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 790 libraries worldwide
Learning human : selected poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 639 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of poems, written since 1965, that the author considers to be his best work.
Subhuman redneck poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Satirical poetry by an Australian writer. On the subject of schools and teachers, he writes: "Where humans can't leave and mustn't complain / there some will emerge who enjoy giving pain."
Conscious and verbal by Les A Murray ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Collected poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
24 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 libraries worldwide
"Subhuman Redneck Poems was awarded the 1996 T. S. Eliot Prize. This collection, with Dog Fox Field (1991) and Translations from the Natural World (1993) is added to his expanded and corrected 1991 Collected Poems, bringing the first 60 years of his life into memorable focus."--BOOK JACKET.
Fredy Neptune : a novel in verse by Les A Murray ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
A novel in verse on the adventures of a German-Australian sailor early this century, eg. "The first I heard that the War had really come / was a black-faced officer with a target and a church / on his cap, directing sailors to rip / our decks up, for the coal below. / I turned out of my hammock / to fight them--and our bos'un chucked me a shovel: / We're coaling that battlecruiser. / There! The English are after her!" By an Australian writer.
Poems the size of photographs by Les A Murray ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and German and held by 304 libraries worldwide
This is the latest collection of brief, humorous and insightful poems from the prize-winning Australian poet. This accessible and beautiful book will appeal to both occasional and dedicated poetry readers.
Dog fox field : poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
The boys who stole the funeral : a novel sequence by Les A Murray ( Book )
15 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Narrative told through 140 sonnets, describing the theft of a country boy's body, to provide him with a country funeral and burial.
Translations from the natural world by Les A Murray ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Fredy Neptune by Les A Murray ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 241 libraries worldwide
The author of Subhuman Redneck Poems tells the life story of Fred Boettcher, a German-Australian, in a tale which spans both World Wars, the Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression, with action taking place on three continents.
The daylight moon : poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Danish and held by 238 libraries worldwide
The vernacular republic : selected poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
6 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
The biplane houses : poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
'The Biplane Houses' is a poetry collection from Les Murray, an Australian poet and winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
Killing the black dog : a memoir of depression by Les A Murray ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 libraries worldwide
In 1988, shortly after moving from Sydney back to his birthplace in the rural New South Wales hamlet of Bunyah, Les Murray was struck with depression. In the months that followed, the "Black Dog" ruled his life. He raged at his wife and children, ducked a parking ticket on grounds of insanity and begged a police officer to shoot him rather than arrest him. For days on end he lay in despair, a state in which, as he puts it precisely, "you feel beneath help." --
Taller when prone : poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Taller When Prone is Les Murray's first volume of new poems since 2006's The Biplane Houses . With characteristic grace and dexterity, these poems combine a mastery of form with a matchless ear for the Australian vernacular. Many evoke rural life - its rhythms and rituals, the natural world, the landscape and the people who have shaped it.
The daylight moon, and other poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Selected poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Fivefathers : five Australian poets of the pre-academic era ( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
'This book,' writes Les Murray, 'presents to British and European readers selections from the work of five leading Australian poets of the generation before mine.' They are, with Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Gwen Harwood - who are happily available in British editions - key figures in 'a Golden Age of Australian poetry which paradoxically coincided with its greatest marginalisation'. Murray's characteristically vivid and emphatic introductory essays to the poets, of whom he is in a real sense himself made, as heir and successor, and his 'essential' selections from their work, are personal and challenging. He evokes the writers' circumstances, the trajectories of their very different work, and he suggests why their accomplishments have been eclipsed in the wider bourse of English-language literary reputations. The Academy has much to answer for, yet the freedom the poets enjoyed was partly a result of their very neglect by institutions.
The rabbiter's bounty : collected poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
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Murray, L. A. (Les Allan), 1938-
Murray, Les, 1938-
Murray, Les A
Murray, Les A., 1938-
Murray, Les Allan, 1938-
Murray, Leslie 1938-
Murray, Leslie A., 1938-
Murray, Leslie Alan.
Murray, Leslie Allan
Murray, Leslie Allan, 1938-
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