The 1812 Overture at Topkapi Saray single work   poetry   "The Rosary in Turkish, and prayers for the Sultan."
Alternative title: The 1812 Overture at Topkapi Sarai
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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From the royal palace at Topkapi Saray the mother of the Sultan concludes her prayers and reads a letter from her son about his treaty with the Czar to combine forces against Napoleon.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Adelaide Review no. 48 Festival 1988 Z1144133 1988 periodical issue 1988 pg. 24
    Note: With title: 'The 1812 Overture at Topkapi Sarai'
  • Appears in:
    y Dog Fox Field : Poems Les Murray , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z54849 1990 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 pg. 31-33
  • Appears in:
    y Collected Poems Les Murray , Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 Z422024 1994 selected work poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 pg. 318-320
  • Appears in:
    y New Selected Poems Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 Z918005 1998 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 pg. 114-115
  • Appears in:
    y New Selected Poems Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 Z918005 1998 selected work poetry New York (City) : Farrar Straus and Giroux , 2000 pg. 122-124
  • Appears in:
    y Learning Human : New Selected Poems Les Murray , Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 Z1153302 2001 selected work poetry Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 pg. 95-97
  • Appears in:
    y Learning Human : Selected Poems of Les Murray Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2003 Z1147830 2003 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2003 pg. 92-93
Alternative title: Die 1812 Ouverture von Topkapi Serail
First line of verse: "Der Rosenkranz auf turkisch und Gebete fur den Sultan."
Language: German
Last amended 25 Oct 2004 12:27:15
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