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Les Murray : a life in progress

Author: Peter Alexander
Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Les Murray is one of Australia's finest poets, and a noted critic and essayist. He is also an original and controversial political thinker. Peter F. Alexander's biography reveals how this complex man endured the harshest and most anti-intellectual of childhoods to develop into one of the most famous poets writing in English today." "Peter Alexander deals in absorbing and intimate detail with Murray's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alexander, Peter (Peter F.).
Murray.
South Melbourne, Vic. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)681540134
Named Person: Les A Murray; Les A Murray; Leslie Allan Murray; Leslie A Murray; Les A Murray
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Alexander
ISBN: 0195535014 9780195535013
OCLC Number: 47183417
Description: xii, 391 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Les Murray's family tree --
Maps: Les Murray's country --
Prelude --
The beginning, 1848-1938 --
Childhood, 1938-51 --
Death of the family, 1951-54 --
Taree high, 1955-56 --
Sydney University, 1957-58 --
Trying again, 1958-60 --
In the pit, 1960-62 --
Halt and turn, 1962 --
Thyrsis and Corydon, 1962-65 --
The antipodes, 1965-68 --
The vernacular republic, 1968-71 --
The test of faith, 1971-74 --
The battle of the books, 1974-76 --
Public and private, 1977-81 --
Anguish & robbery, 1978-92 --
Stealing the funeral, 1979-81 --
Autism and isolation, 1981-87 --
The power of the dog, 1987-89 --
Fighting the black dog, 1989-92 --
Becoming a name, 1992-94 --
Killing the black dog, 1994-96 --
Forgiving the victim, 1996-98 --
Fredy Murray, 1993- --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Peter F. Alexander.
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