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Murray, Les A. 1938-

Works: 348 works in 1,067 publications in 5 languages and 15,899 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Educational films  Internet videos  Literatures  Documentary films  Travelogues (Television programs)  Novels in verse  Autobiographies  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Contributor, Speaker, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9619.3.M83, 821
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Les A Murray
The New Oxford book of Australian verse( Book )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extensive survey of Australian poetry from the earliest days of European settlement to the mid-1980s
Learning human : selected poems by Les A Murray( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of poems, written since 1965, that the author considers to be his best work
Fredy Neptune : a novel in verse by Les A Murray( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member 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
Collected poems by Les A Murray( Book )

42 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Subhuman redneck poems by Les A Murray( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member 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 )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wonderful new collection by a wizard of contemporary poetryEverything widens with distance, in this perspective.The dog's paws, trotting, rotate his end of infinityand dam water feels a shiver few willow drapes share.Bright leaks through their wigwam re-purple the skinny beansthen rapidly the light tops treetops and is shortenedinto a day. Everywhere stands pat beside its shadowfor the great bald radiance never seen in dreams. -from "Aurora Prone"In July 1996, the Australian press reported that after three weeks in a coma, the country's greatest poet, Les Murray, was again "conscious and verbal." Shortly thereafter, Murray resumed his work in words, and over the next four years he wrote these sixty-five poems, which, in their different ways, literally or sensually, replay that dreamy announcement of the perpetually waking world. Conscious and Verbal is one of the legendary poet's richest, fullest, and most imaginative books to date
Dog fox field : poems by Les A Murray( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biplane houses by Les A Murray( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member 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
Poems the size of photographs by Les A Murray( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and German and held by 386 WorldCat member 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
Translations from the natural world : poems by Les A Murray( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translations from the Natural World, Les Murray's new collection of poems, is, like all his work, rich in inventiveness, perception, and a rare delight in the mimetic powers of language. Its centerpiece is Presence, a sequence of forty "translations from the natural world" about a variety of natural settings and their amazing denizens. Lyre birds, honeycombs, sea lions, cuttlefish, and possums all act as spurs to Murray's protean talents for description and imitation. As Lachlan MacKinnon wrote in The Times Literary Supplement, "These poems, a grand tour of the given, are a great hymn to the particularities in which God's creative generosity is expressed, and they will be widely enjoyed and admired. Their technical and linguistic largesse confirms ... that Les Murray is one of the very finest poets in whom the English language is now at work."
Australia by Chip Duncan( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A breathtaking journey through the exotic, surreal and dramatic natural environment of Australia"--Container
The boys who stole the funeral : a novel sequence by Les A Murray( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member 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
New selected poems by Les A Murray( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new selection from Les Murray, Australia's finest poet"--
The daylight moon : poems by Les A Murray( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Danish and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the publication of The Vernacular Republic in 1982, Les A. Murray has gained recognition as Australia's major poet and one of the best poets now writing anywhere in English. ... In The Daylight Moon and Other Poems, he offers a wide array of subject matter. There are polemics on religion and politics, a richly detailed account of a boat ride in the Kakadu National Park, and poems about deafness, a lottery winner, and "The Dream of Wearing Shorts Forever." This is work of vigor and freshness ... --Persea Books
Waiting for the past by Les A Murray( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Waiting for the Past, Les Murray employs his molten sense of language to renew and transform our experience of the world. In quicksilver verse, he conjures his rural past, the life of the poor dairy boy in Australia, as he simultaneously feels the steady tug of aging, of time pulling him back to the present. Here, syntax, sense, and sound combine with such acrobatic grace that his poems render the familiar into the unknown, the unknown into the revelatory. Whether it's a boy on a walkabout hiding from grief, a sounding whale "spilling salt rain," or leaves that "tread on the sky," the great Australian poet's sense of wonder, his ear for the everyday, his swiftness of thought are everywhere in these pages. As Derek Walcott said of Murray's work, "There is no poetry in the English language now so rooted in its sacredness, so broad-leafed in its pleasures and yet so intimate and conversational.""--
Selected poems by Les A Murray( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected Poems is the latest, completely up-to-date collection of Les Murray's poetry. It comprises what Murray himself considers his most successfully realised poems, drawn from all his collections up to and including The Biplane Houses but not including his two verse novels. It is the first port of call for anyone wanting to experience the poetry of Les Murray, whether it be those who have always loved his work or those wanting an introduction to Australia's greatest poet. It is a distillation of Murray's best work and an ideal introduction. Les Murray lives in Bunyah, near Taree in New South
The vernacular republic : poems 1961-1981 by Les A Murray( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous ed : Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1982
Fivefathers : five Australian poets of the pre-academic era( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murray strikes effectively against 'that imperial trap of exclusion', making the available map of our century's poetry larger and much richer
Taller when prone : poems by Les A Murray( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 189 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Learning human : selected poems
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English (479)

German (8)

Swedish (5)

Dutch (2)

Danish (1)

Learning human : selected poemsFredy Neptune : a novel in verseCollected poemsSubhuman redneck poemsConscious and verbalDog fox field : poemsThe biplane housesPoems the size of photographs