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  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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Notes

  • Dedication: To the glory of God.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Potts Point, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Burning Trucki"It began at dawn with fighter planes:", Les Murray , 1956-1962 single work poetry (p. 1)
Driving Through Sawmill Townsi"In the high cool country,", Les Murray , 1965 single work poetry (p. 2-3)
An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbowi"The word goes round Repins, the murmur goes round Lorenzinis,", Les Murray , 1967 single work poetry (p. 4-5)
Vindaloo in Merthyr Tydfili"The first night of my second voyage to Wales,", Les Murray , 1972 single work poetry (p. 6)
Incorrigible Gracei"Saint Vincent de Paul, old friend,", Les Murray , 1972 single work poetry humour (p. 7)
Boopisi"Coming out of reflections", Les Murray , 1972 single work poetry (p. 8-9)
The Pure Food Acti"Night, as I go into the place of cattle.", Les Murray , 1972 single work poetry (p. 10-11)
Jozsefi"You ride on the world-horse once", Les Murray , 1974 single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Kiss of the Whipi"In Cardiff, off Saint Mary's Street", Les Murray , 1974 single work poetry (p. 14-15)
The Broad Bean Sermoni"Beanstalks, in any breeze, are a slack church parade", Les Murray , 1974 single work poetry (p. 16)
Dedication, Written Last : For the Vernacular Republici"I am seeing this: two men are sitting on a pole", Les Murray , 1974 single work poetry The Mitchells (p. 17)
The Powerline Incarnationi"When I ran to snatch the wires off our roof", Les Murray , 1975 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Creeper Habiti"On Bennelong Point", Les Murray , 1976 single work poetry (p. 20)
Employment for the Castes in Abeyancei"I was a translator at the Institute:", Les Murray , 1976 single work poetry (p. 21-22)
The Buladelah-Taree Holiday Song Cyclei"The people are eating dinner in that country north of Legge's Lake;", Les Murray , 1976 single work poetry (p. 23-32)
The Gum Foresti"After the last gapped wire on a post,", Les Murray , 1977 single work poetry (p. 33)
Rainwater Tanki"Empty rings when tapped give tongue", Les Murray , 1977 single work poetry (p. 34)
The Futurei"There is nothing about it. Much science fiction is set there", Les Murray , 1977 single work poetry (p. 35)
Immigrant Voyagei"My wife came out on the Goya", Les Murray , 1977 single work poetry (p. 36-40)
Homage to the Launching-Placei"Pleasure-craft of the sprung rhythms, bed,", Les Murray , 1980 single work poetry (p. 41-42)
* Contents derived from the New York (City), New York (State),
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United States of America (USA),
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Americas,
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Farrar Straus and Giroux , 2000 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Burning Trucki"It began at dawn with fighter planes:", Les Murray , 1956-1962 single work poetry (p. 3)
Driving Through Sawmill Townsi"In the high cool country,", Les Murray , 1965 single work poetry (p. 4-5)
An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbowi"The word goes round Repins, the murmur goes round Lorenzinis,", Les Murray , 1967 single work poetry (p. 6-7)
Vindaloo in Merthyr Tydfili"The first night of my second voyage to Wales,", Les Murray , 1972 single work poetry (p. 8)
Incorrigible Gracei"Saint Vincent de Paul, old friend,", Les Murray , 1972 single work poetry humour (p. 9)
Boopisi"Coming out of reflections", Les Murray , 1972 single work poetry (p. 10-11)
The Pure Food Acti"Night, as I go into the place of cattle.", Les Murray , 1972 single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Jozsefi"You ride on the world-horse once", Les Murray , 1974 single work poetry (p. 14-15)
Kiss of the Whipi"In Cardiff, off Saint Mary's Street", Les Murray , 1974 single work poetry (p. 16-17)
The Broad Bean Sermoni"Beanstalks, in any breeze, are a slack church parade", Les Murray , 1974 single work poetry (p. 18)
Dedication, Written Last : For the Vernacular Republici"I am seeing this: two men are sitting on a pole", Les Murray , 1974 single work poetry The Mitchells (p. 19)
The Powerline Incarnationi"When I ran to snatch the wires off our roof", Les Murray , 1975 single work poetry (p. 20-21)
Creeper Habiti"On Bennelong Point", Les Murray , 1976 single work poetry (p. 22)
Employment for the Castes in Abeyancei"I was a translator at the Institute:", Les Murray , 1976 single work poetry (p. 23-24)
The Buladelah-Taree Holiday Song Cyclei"The people are eating dinner in that country north of Legge's Lake;", Les Murray , 1976 single work poetry (p. 25-34)
The Gum Foresti"After the last gapped wire on a post,", Les Murray , 1977 single work poetry (p. 35-36)
Rainwater Tanki"Empty rings when tapped give tongue", Les Murray , 1977 single work poetry (p. 37)
The Futurei"There is nothing about it. Much science fiction is set there", Les Murray , 1977 single work poetry (p. 38)
Immigrant Voyagei"My wife came out on the Goya", Les Murray , 1977 single work poetry (p. 39-43)
Homage to the Launching-Placei"Pleasure-craft of the sprung rhythms, bed,", Les Murray , 1980 single work poetry (p. 44-45)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

In Search of the Celtic Sunrise John McLaren , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journeying and Journalling : Creative and Critical Meditations on Travel Writing 2010; (p. 37-46)
'The title of this paper caused me a lot of trouble. I thought the one I settled on was brilliant, but unfortunately, when I came to write the paper to go with it, I found difficulty in making a match. For a while it seemed that my search was leading only to a Celtic sunset. However,it did give me a reason to traipse around Wales and Ireland and Scotland and the Canadian Maritimes, even if in Ireland and Scotland the sun I was seeking neither rose nor set, but remained resolutely hidden beneath mists and clouds. I gathered a fair amount of history on my journeying, and the full version of this paper uses this to provide a context for the cultural differences I located in the poetry. There is, however, no time to go into this analysis of the contrasting histories of settlement, and of the distinct economic, political and religious circumstances in the countries of origin. Instead I will ask that you take those matters as given while I concentrate mainly on poets whose work demonstrates the cultural differences that arose from these circumstances.' (Author's introduction, 37)
'The Commonwealth of Manu' : Ancient Indian Concept in Les Murray's Vision of Future Australia Kanwar Dinesh Singh , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: IJAS , vol. 1 no. 1 2008; (p. 78-91) Explorations In Australian Poetry 2010; (p. 113-129)
Kanwar Dinesh Singh's essay 'studies how Les Murray's poetry represents a sense of Australianness, which is characterised by the concept of convergence of diverse cultures, ideologies, value systems and societal mores, quite akin to the heterogeneous and composite culture and social texture of the Indian nation.' (Author's abstract)
Poetry Michelle Griffin , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 July 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of New Selected Poems Les Murray 1998 selected work poetry
What a Wonderful and Idiosyncratic Ear Peter Pierce , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 September 2003; (p. 2a)

— Review of New Selected Poems Les Murray 1998 selected work poetry
Sensitive Listening Grant Fraser , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , December vol. 13 no. 10 2003; (p. 40)

— Review of New Selected Poems Les Murray 1998 selected work poetry
Inner Landscapes are Sacred Landscapes Paul Kane , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kenyon Review , Summer vol. 25 no. 3/4 2003; (p. 207-223)
'Kane discusses the aegis of inner and outer landscapes of a retrospective exhibit of the work of Mark Rothko. His paintings in Guggenheim Museum were beginning to look like images of landscapes, with the horizon line defined by the junction between the two squares of color, one top of the other. On the other hand, the National Gallery's exhibit differs in the border and the strange flecks of white: the viewer was simultaneously outside the painting looking in, and inside looking beyond.' (Editor's abstract)
Robes, Tat, Rig, and Scunge Adam Kirsch , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The New Republic , 12 June 2000; (p. 52-54)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel ; New Selected Poems Les Murray 1998 selected work poetry
Down Home Down Under Albert Mobilio , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 12 March 2000; (p. 10)

— Review of New Selected Poems Les Murray 1998 selected work poetry
Poetry Michelle Griffin , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 July 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of New Selected Poems Les Murray 1998 selected work poetry
What a Wonderful and Idiosyncratic Ear Peter Pierce , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 September 2003; (p. 2a)

— Review of New Selected Poems Les Murray 1998 selected work poetry
Sensitive Listening Grant Fraser , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , December vol. 13 no. 10 2003; (p. 40)

— Review of New Selected Poems Les Murray 1998 selected work poetry
Robes, Tat, Rig, and Scunge Adam Kirsch , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The New Republic , 12 June 2000; (p. 52-54)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray 1998 single work novel ; New Selected Poems Les Murray 1998 selected work poetry
Down Home Down Under Albert Mobilio , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 12 March 2000; (p. 10)

— Review of New Selected Poems Les Murray 1998 selected work poetry
'The Commonwealth of Manu' : Ancient Indian Concept in Les Murray's Vision of Future Australia Kanwar Dinesh Singh , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: IJAS , vol. 1 no. 1 2008; (p. 78-91) Explorations In Australian Poetry 2010; (p. 113-129)
Kanwar Dinesh Singh's essay 'studies how Les Murray's poetry represents a sense of Australianness, which is characterised by the concept of convergence of diverse cultures, ideologies, value systems and societal mores, quite akin to the heterogeneous and composite culture and social texture of the Indian nation.' (Author's abstract)
In Search of the Celtic Sunrise John McLaren , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journeying and Journalling : Creative and Critical Meditations on Travel Writing 2010; (p. 37-46)
'The title of this paper caused me a lot of trouble. I thought the one I settled on was brilliant, but unfortunately, when I came to write the paper to go with it, I found difficulty in making a match. For a while it seemed that my search was leading only to a Celtic sunset. However,it did give me a reason to traipse around Wales and Ireland and Scotland and the Canadian Maritimes, even if in Ireland and Scotland the sun I was seeking neither rose nor set, but remained resolutely hidden beneath mists and clouds. I gathered a fair amount of history on my journeying, and the full version of this paper uses this to provide a context for the cultural differences I located in the poetry. There is, however, no time to go into this analysis of the contrasting histories of settlement, and of the distinct economic, political and religious circumstances in the countries of origin. Instead I will ask that you take those matters as given while I concentrate mainly on poets whose work demonstrates the cultural differences that arose from these circumstances.' (Author's introduction, 37)
Inner Landscapes are Sacred Landscapes Paul Kane , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kenyon Review , Summer vol. 25 no. 3/4 2003; (p. 207-223)
'Kane discusses the aegis of inner and outer landscapes of a retrospective exhibit of the work of Mark Rothko. His paintings in Guggenheim Museum were beginning to look like images of landscapes, with the horizon line defined by the junction between the two squares of color, one top of the other. On the other hand, the National Gallery's exhibit differs in the border and the strange flecks of white: the viewer was simultaneously outside the painting looking in, and inside looking beyond.' (Editor's abstract)
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