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Les Murray : the vernacular republic

Author: Les A Murray; Richard Tipping; Australian Film Institute.
Publisher: [Sydney] : R. Tipping : AFI [distributor], 1984.
Series: The writers; Writers talking.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows Les Murray at his home in Sydney, at a poetry reading at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and at his father's farm at Bunyah. Some of his poems, grounded in the farming and forestry of New South Wales where he was born, evoke the landscape history and values implicit in its community. Other poems with a witty and cultivated intelligence survey the oddities and idiocies of contemporary culture.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Poetry
Named Person: Les A Murray; Les A Murray
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Les A Murray; Richard Tipping; Australian Film Institute.
OCLC Number: 154301610
Notes: Container title: Les A. Murray : The vernacular republic.
Synopsis on reverse of cover-sheet.
Credits: Editor, Kier McFarlane.
Performer(s): Richard Tipping.
Event notes: Filmed in Sydney and at Bunyah, N.S.W., May 1984.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (28 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. + synopsis.
Series Title: The writers; Writers talking.
Other Titles: Vernacular republic
Responsibility: producer and director, Richard Tipping.

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Shows Les Murray at his home in Sydney, at a poetry reading at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and at his father's farm at Bunyah. Some of his poems, grounded in the farming and forestry of New South Wales where he was born, evoke the landscape history and values implicit in its community. Other poems with a witty and cultivated intelligence survey the oddities and idiocies of contemporary culture.

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