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Murray, Les A. 1938-

Works: 389 works in 1,177 publications in 5 languages and 16,228 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Literatures  Documentary films  Novels in verse  Autobiographies  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satirical literature  Motion pictures  Autographs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Other, Interviewee, Contributor, Speaker, win, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: PR9619.3.M83, 821
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Les A Murray
The New Oxford book of Australian verse( Book )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 920 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 )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 724 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 )

48 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 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
Fredy Neptune : a novel in verse by Les A Murray( Book )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 643 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
Subhuman redneck poems by Les A Murray( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 621 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."
Dog fox field : poems by Les A Murray( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conscious and verbal by Les A Murray( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conscious and Verbal is full of stories: political stories as in the harrowing 'At the Swamping of Categories'; love stories, epithalamiums and celebrations; curious 'Sound Bites'; and the wonderfully fluid rhythmic surprise of poems such as 'Music to Me is Like Days'. The story behind the title poem has to do with the very nearly fatal illness of the poet. When he was declared 'conscious and verbal' it was clear that he would survive, and the work he has produced since then has been described as 'posthumous', illuminated by various previously unseen and wonderfully shimmering lights. He has always had a vision of how things are; now he sees how they ought to be."--BOOK JACKET
Translations from the natural world by Les A Murray( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 455 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."
The biplane houses by Les A Murray( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 417 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
Waiting for the past by Les A Murray( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Waiting for the Past, Les Murray employs his molten sense of language to renew and transform our experience of the world. In quicksilver verse, he conjures his rural past, the life of the poor dairy boy in Australia, as he simultaneously feels the steady tug of aging, of time pulling him back to the present. Here, syntax, sense, and sound combine with such acrobatic grace that his poems render the familiar into the unknown, the unknown into the revelatory. Whether it's a boy on a walkabout hiding from grief, a sounding whale "spilling salt rain," or leaves that "tread on the sky," the great Australian poet's sense of wonder, his ear for the everyday, his swiftness of thought are everywhere in these pages. As Derek Walcott said of Murray's work, "There is no poetry in the English language now so rooted in its sacredness, so broad-leafed in its pleasures and yet so intimate and conversational.""--
Poems the size of photographs by Les A Murray( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and German and held by 387 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
New selected poems by Les A Murray( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new selection from Les Murray, Australia's finest poet"--
The daylight moon : poems by Les A Murray( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Danish and held by 335 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
Australia : Land beyond time by David Flatman( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 330 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 )

31 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry; uses Aboriginal place names and traditions
The vernacular republic : selected poems by Les A Murray( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vernacular republic : poems 1961-1981 by Les A Murray( Book )

30 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous ed : Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1982
Selected poems by Les A Murray( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected Poems is the latest, completely up-to-date collection of Les Murray's poetry. It comprises what Murray himself considers his most successfully realised poems, drawn from all his collections up to and including The Biplane Houses but not including his two verse novels. It is the first port of call for anyone wanting to experience the poetry of Les Murray, whether it be those who have always loved his work or those wanting an introduction to Australia's greatest poet. It is a distillation of Murray's best work and an ideal introduction. Les Murray lives in Bunyah, near Taree in New South
Taller when prone : poems by Les A Murray( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 222 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
Killing the black dog : a memoir of depression by Les A Murray( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Killing the black dog" is Les Murray's courageous account of his struggle with depression, acoompanied by poems specially selected by the author. Since its first edition appeared in 1997, hosts of readers have drawn insight from his account of the disease, its social effects and its origins in his family's history."--Back cover
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Learning human : selected poems
Learning human : selected poemsCollected poemsFredy Neptune : a novel in verseSubhuman redneck poemsDog fox field : poemsConscious and verbalTranslations from the natural worldThe biplane houses
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Маррей, Лес

לס מרי

ليه موراي



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