y The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 selected work   poetry  
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  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1982 1982
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Notes

  • Author's note: This collection comprises all of the verse, apart from the novel sequence The Boys Who Stole the Funeral, which the author wishes to preserve from his first twenty years' work. A number of the poems have been abridged, but no very extensive rewriting has been undertaken.
  • Enlarged and revised edition of Selected Poems : The Vernacular Republic, 1976. Contains 34 additional poems.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1982 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)
The Widower in the Countryi"I'll get up soon, and leave my bed unmade.", Les Murray , 1965 single work poetry (p. 2)
Noonday Axemani"Axe-fall, echo and silence. Noonday silence.", Les Murray , 1965 single work poetry (p. 3-5)
The Away-Bound Traini"I stand in a house of trees, and it is evening:", Les Murray , 1965 single work poetry (p. 6-8)
Ill Musici"My cousin loved the violin", Les Murray , 1967 single work poetry (p. 8)
Spring Haili"This is for spring and hail, that you may remember:", Les Murray , 1963-1964 single work poetry (p. 9-10)
Driving Through Sawmill Townsi"In the high cool country,", Les Murray , 1965 single work poetry (p. 11-13)
Evening Alone at Bunyahi"Home again from the cities of the world", Les Murray , 1966 single work poetry (p. 13-17)
The Princes' Landi"Leaves from the ancient forest gleam", Les Murray , 1964-1968 single work poetry (p. 17-19)
Troop Train Returningi"Beyond the Divide", Les Murray , 1967 single work poetry (p. 19-20)
Bloodi"Pig-crowds in successive, screaming pens", Les Murray , 1966 single work poetry (p. 21-22)
The Abominationi"Long before dawn, I rose by Paddy's Lantern,", Les Murray , 1969 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Once in a Lifetime, Snowi"Winters at home brought wind,", Les Murray , 1969 single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Recourse to the Wildernessi"Towards the end of the long Australian peace", Les Murray , 1969 single work poetry (p. 26-28)
The Commercial Hoteli"Days of asphalt-blue and gold", Les Murray , 1969 single work poetry (p. 28-29)
The Incendiary Methodi"Hungry that year", Les Murray , 1968 single work poetry (p. 29-30)
An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbowi"The word goes round Repins, the murmur goes round Lorenzinis,", Les Murray , 1967 single work poetry (p. 30-32)
Working Meni"Seeing the telegram go limp", Les Murray , 1969 single work poetry (p. 32)
A Walk with O'Connori"A winter's day of wind, and no horizon.", Les Murray , 1968 single work poetry (p. 32-34)
Senryui"Just two hours after", Les Murray , 1969 single work poetry humour (p. 34)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Edinburgh,
      c
      Scotland,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Canongate , 1982 .
      Extent: x, 219p.
      ISBN: 0862410223
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Persea Books , 1982 .
      Alternative title: The vernacular Republic : selected poems
      Extent: 102p.
      ISBN: 0892550643

Works about this Work

Wit and the Vernacular Peter Kirkpatrick , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring/Summer vol. 15-16 no. 4/1 2008; (p. 71-74)
Variations of Contemporary Australian Poetry : "Country Poetry" and "Town Poetry" Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Writing in Australia : Perceptions of Australian Literature in Its Historical and Cultural Context 2000; (p. 183-207)
The Containment of Violence : Aspects of the Roles of War in the Work of David Malouf and Les Murray Laurie Hergenhan , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , [Double Issue] vol. 18 no. 2-3 1996; (p. 239-248)
A Sprewl of Poems that Hurt and Heal Thomas D'Evelyn , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Christian Science Monitor , 14 June 1989; (p. 12)

— Review of The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry
Crocodile Dandy Derek Walcott , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: New Republic , 6 February 1989; (p. 25-28) What the Twilight Says : Essays 1998; (p. 25-28)

— Review of The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry ; The Daylight Moon : Poems Les Murray 1987 selected work poetry
Family and the Father in the Poetry of Les A. Murray Lawrence Bourke , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 13 no. 3 1988; (p. 282-295)
Les A. Murray: the Boeotian Count Stephen Trigg , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Scripsi , June vol. 2 no. 4 1984; (p. 139-148)

— Review of The People's Otherworld : Poems Les Murray 1983 selected work poetry ; The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry
Untitled C. Benfey , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Parnassus: Poetry in Review , (1983-1984) vol. 11 no. 2 1983; (p. 236-252)

— Review of The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry
Relearning that Country Ian Stephen , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 4 no. 2 1982; (p. 154-155)

— Review of The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry ; Equanimities Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry
Untitled F. Adcock , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 30 July 1982; (p. 830)

— Review of The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry
Untitled John Lucas , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: New Statesman , 7 May 1982; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry
Untitled J. Grant , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , vol. 2 no. 4 1982; (p. 9-10)

— Review of The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry
Relearning that Country Ian Stephen , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 4 no. 2 1982; (p. 154-155)

— Review of The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry ; Equanimities Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry
Les A. Murray: the Boeotian Count Stephen Trigg , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Scripsi , June vol. 2 no. 4 1984; (p. 139-148)

— Review of The People's Otherworld : Poems Les Murray 1983 selected work poetry ; The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry
Untitled F. Adcock , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 30 July 1982; (p. 830)

— Review of The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry
Untitled John Lucas , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: New Statesman , 7 May 1982; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry
Untitled J. Grant , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , vol. 2 no. 4 1982; (p. 9-10)

— Review of The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry
Untitled C. Benfey , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Parnassus: Poetry in Review , (1983-1984) vol. 11 no. 2 1983; (p. 236-252)

— Review of The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry
A Sprewl of Poems that Hurt and Heal Thomas D'Evelyn , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Christian Science Monitor , 14 June 1989; (p. 12)

— Review of The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry
Crocodile Dandy Derek Walcott , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: New Republic , 6 February 1989; (p. 25-28) What the Twilight Says : Essays 1998; (p. 25-28)

— Review of The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray 1982 selected work poetry ; The Daylight Moon : Poems Les Murray 1987 selected work poetry
Wit and the Vernacular Peter Kirkpatrick , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring/Summer vol. 15-16 no. 4/1 2008; (p. 71-74)
Family and the Father in the Poetry of Les A. Murray Lawrence Bourke , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 13 no. 3 1988; (p. 282-295)
The Containment of Violence : Aspects of the Roles of War in the Work of David Malouf and Les Murray Laurie Hergenhan , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , [Double Issue] vol. 18 no. 2-3 1996; (p. 239-248)
Variations of Contemporary Australian Poetry : "Country Poetry" and "Town Poetry" Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Writing in Australia : Perceptions of Australian Literature in Its Historical and Cultural Context 2000; (p. 183-207)
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