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Murray, Les A. 1938-

Overview
Works: 331 works in 910 publications in 4 languages and 14,404 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Literatures  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autographs  Fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Interviewee, Narrator, Speaker, Compiler, 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 )
29 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An extensive survey of Australian poetry from the earliest days of European settlement to the mid-1980s
Fredy Neptune : a novel in verse by Les A Murray ( Book )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 659 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
Learning human : selected poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member 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 )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2000 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."
Collected poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
25 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 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
The daylight moon, and other poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
27 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Danish and held by 505 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
Taller when prone : poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 504 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
Conscious and verbal by Les A Murray ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dog fox field : poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The biplane houses by Les A Murray ( Book )
10 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 )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 404 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."
Poems the size of photographs by Les A Murray ( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 388 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
Australia Land beyond time ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 327 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 )
20 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 319 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
Fivefathers : five Australian poets of the pre-academic era ( Book )
9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 191 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
Selected poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New selected poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A new selection from Les Murray, Australia's finest poet"--
The vernacular republic : selected poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The people's otherworld : poems by Les A Murray ( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The peasant mandarin : prose pieces by Les A Murray ( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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Languages
English (329)
German (3)
Dutch (2)
Danish (1)
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