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New Collected Poems

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Description for New Collected Poems Paperback. Born in 1938 in rural New South Wales, Les Murray is the one poet by whom the English language lives. Very little poetry in English is rooted in its sacredness, so broad-leafed in its pleasures, and yet so intimate and conversational as his. Num Pages: 600 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 214 x 140 x 42. Weight in Grams: 742. 600 pages. Born in 1938 in rural New South Wales, Les Murray is the one poet by whom the English language lives. Very little poetry in English is rooted in its sacredness, so broad-leafed in its pleasures, and yet so intimate and conversational as his. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: DCF. Dimension: 214 x 140 x 42. Weight: 734.
The lyric and satirical muses have kept busy with Les Murray. Subhuman Redneck Poems, awarded the 1996 T.S. Eliot Prize, Dog Fox Field (1991), Translations from the Natural World (1993) and Conscious and Verbal (1999) are added to his expanded and corrected volume, bringing the first 60 years of his life into memorable focus. 'It would be as myopic to regard Mr Murray as an Australian poet as to call Yeats an Irishman. He is, quite simply, the one by whom the language lives', Joseph Brodsky said. And Derek Walcott: 'There is no poetry in the English language so rooted ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2003
Publisher
Carcanet Press Ltd
Condition
New
Number of Pages
600
Place of Publication
Manchester, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781857546231
SKU
V9781857546231
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 4 to 8 working days
Ref
99-3

About Les Murray
Les Murray was born in 1938 and grew up on a dairy farm at Bunyah on the north coast of New South Wales, where he still lives. He studied at Sydney University and later became a translator at the Australian National University and as an officer in the Prime Minister's Department. His real vocation was poetry and from 1971 he ... Read more

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