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Murray, Les A. 1938-

Overview
Works: 334 works in 833 publications in 3 languages and 13,957 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Literatures  Autographs  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Interviewee, Speaker, Scenarist
Classifications: PR9619.3.M83, 821
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Les A Murray
The New Oxford book of Australian verse ( Book )
28 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 915 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 )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of poems, written since 1965, that the author considers to be his best work
Collected poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
29 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 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 )
16 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 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 )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dog fox field : poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taller when prone : poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taller When Prone has at its heart Les Murray's celebrations of the rural world in Australia and elsewhere, evoked with a deep understanding of landscapes, and the seasons, working lives and languages that have shaped them. Stories and songs, fragments of conversations, memories and satire comprise this varied, habitable world. In Murray's vigorous and sinuous language, 'song and story are pixels / in a mirrorball', reflecting back to us endless possibilities of this varied, habitable world
The biplane houses by Les A Murray ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 409 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
Translations from the natural world : poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 408 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."
Fredy Neptune : a novel in verse by Les A Murray ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 386 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
Australia Land beyond time ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Australia is the world's largest island and smallest continent. It is an exotic and intriguing land shaped by it's isolation from all other lands. With thousands of miles of red desert sand dunes that characterize its famous Outback and lush coastal rainforests rich in unique wildlife, Australia is a place of extremes. Go on a breathtaking journey back in time to witness the birth and evolution of a mysterious land that harbors remnants of Earth's earliest life and many of its strangest creatures that exist nowhere else on the planet
The boys who stole the funeral : a novel sequence by Les A Murray ( Book )
21 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 322 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
The daylight moon : poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
14 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 292 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
Fredy Neptune by Les A Murray ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member 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
Poems the size of photographs by Les A Murray ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and German and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The daylight moon, and other poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fivefathers : five Australian poets of the pre-academic era ( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member 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
Selected poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The vernacular republic : selected poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rabbiter's bounty : collected poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Murray, L. A. (Les Allan), 1938-
Murray, Les.
Murray, Les, 1938-
Murray, Les A.
Murray, Les A., 1938-
Murray, Les Allan, 1938-
Murray, Leslie 1938-
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Murray, Leslie Alan.
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Murray, Leslie Allan, 1938-
Languages
English (283)
Dutch (2)
German (1)
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