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Taller when prone : poems

Author: Les A Murray
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Taller when Prone is Les Murray's first volume of new poems since The Biplane Houses, published in 2007. These poems combine a mastery of form with a matchless ear for the Australian vernacular. Many evoke rural life in Australia and elsewhereùits rhythms and rituals, the natural world, the landscape and the people who have shaped it. There are traveler's tales, elegies, meditative fragments, and satirical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Australian poetry
Named Person: Les A Murray; Les A Murray
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Les A Murray
ISBN: 9780374272371 0374272379 9780374533083 0374533083
OCLC Number: 650212586
Description: ix, 82 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: From a tourist journal --
Bluelookout mountain --
Sharman drum --
Toppled head --
Definitions --
Conversations --
Double Diamond --
As country was slow --
Death of Isaac Nathan, 1864 --
Filo soles --
Midi --
Observing the mute cat --
Buttress on a high cutting --
Ovoids --
Nursing home --
Fame --
Cattle-hoof hardpan --
Phone canvass --
King Lear had Alzheimer's --
Science fiction --
Atlantic pavements --
Refusing Saul's armor --
Our dip in the Rift Valley --
Brown suits --
Southern Hampshire garden --
Suspect corpse --
Eucalypts in exile --
Monroe survey --
Reading by starlight --
Cherries from young --
Lunar eclipse --
Croc --
High-speed bird --
Cowladder stanzas --
Farm terraces --
Drizzle from chef's knives --
Sphere --
Submerged chute of Bass Strait --
Visiting Geneva --
Bronze bull --
Port Jackson greaseproof rose --
Springfields --
Rugby wheels --
Frequent flyer proposes a name --
Hesiod on bushfire --
Blame --
Singing tour in Vietnam --
Midwinter kangaroo nests --
41st year of 1968 --
Daylight cloth --
Mirrorball --
Infinite anthology --
At the opera --
Relative gold --
Cartoonist --
Manuscript roundel --
Natal grass --
Man in the White Bay Hotel --
Winding up at the bootmaker's.
Responsibility: Les Murray.

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Taller when Prone is Les Murray's first volume of new poems since The Biplane Houses, published in 2007. These poems combine a mastery of form with a matchless ear for the Australian vernacular. Many evoke rural life in Australia and elsewhereùits rhythms and rituals, the natural world, the landscape and the people who have shaped it. There are traveler's tales, elegies, meditative fragments, and satirical sketches. Above all, there is Murray's astonishing versatility, on display here at its exhilarating best. --Book Jacket.

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