• Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1980... 1980
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Notes

  • A novel in verse form.
  • Broadcast on ABC Radio on 23 April 1984.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Manchester,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Carcanet , 1989 .
      Extent: 71p.
      ISBN: 0856358452
    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Minerva , 1993 .
      Extent: 71p.
      ISBN: 1863302468 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Australian Poetry Now Bronwyn Lea , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Poetry , May 2016; (p. 185-191)
'Once asked what poets can do for Australia, A.D. Hope replied: “They can justify its existence.” Such has been the charge of Australian poets, from Hope himself to Kenneth Slessor, Judith Wright to Les Murray, Anthony Lawrence to Judith Beveridge: to articulate the Australian experience so that it might live in the imagination of its people. While the presence and potency of the Australian landscape remains an abiding interest, a great deal of Australian poetry has been innovative and experimental, with poets such as Robert Adamson, Michael Dransfield, Vicki Viidikas, John Forbes, Gig Ryan,   J.S. Harry, and Jennifer Maiden leading the way. The richness, strength, and vitality of Australian poetry is marked by a prodigious diversity that makes it as exhilarating to survey as it is challenging to encapsulate.' (Introduction)
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)
Peter Pierce looks at contemporary Australian fiction to define Australia's 'Silver Age of Australian fiction' .
Alienating Powers : Les Murray's Poetry and Politics Brigid Rooney , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literary Activists : Australian Writer-Intellectuals and Public Life 2009; (p. 97-118)
An Aspect of Valtellinese Diaspora : Lombardy to Western Australia (1895-1960) - 'The Entombed Miner, Easter 1907' Glen Phillips , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diaspora : The Australasian Experience 2005; (p. 410-423) Southerly , vol. 71 no. 1 2011; (p. 180-196)
This work is a 'ficto-critical look at an unusual example of diaspora where over a period of more than 100 years a small but continuous stream of Valtellinesi working men (from Lombardy valley in north Italy) and their wives and families - the latter following the breadwinner years later in most cases - migrated from what was in those days one of the poorest areas in the Italian Alps to find a new life. They began working at first in the gold-mining industry in Western Australia.' (Source: Author's introduction, Southerly, 2011)
Correspondence : Judith Wright and Les Murray Judith Wright , Les Murray , 2003 selected work correspondence
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 63 no. 1 2003; (p. 162-180)
This correspondence takes the form of ten letters dated May 1980 to May 1983. Judith Wright questions the legitimacy of certain Aboriginal tribal customs which took place in Les Murray's The Boy Who Stole the Funeral. Les Murray replies to this letter and over the next three years the dialogue between the two writers expands into issues of Aboriginal land rights, Native Title, reconciliation, and the different state legislations covering the rights of Aboriginal people.
Stroking it Open : A Poetry Chronicle Gary Catalano , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 39 no. 3 1980; (p. 351-363)

— Review of The Boys Who Stole the Funeral : A Novel Sequence Les Murray 1980 single work novel ; The Pattern Vincent Buckley 1979 selected work poetry ; Late-Winter Child 1979 sequence poetry ; The Emotions Are Not Skilled Workers : Poems Chris Wallace-Crabbe 1980 selected work poetry ; Cassandra Paddocks : Poems Geoff Page 1980 selected work poetry ; The Forbidden City : Poems R. A. Simpson 1979 selected work poetry ; Poems 1972-79 John Bray 1979 selected work poetry ; Dazed in the Ladies Lounge : poems John Tranter 1979 selected work poetry ; Poems Ian Templeman 1979 selected work poetry ; A Mile from Poetry Kris Hemensley 1979 selected work poetry
Poetry to Help Us Enjoy or Endure Our Lives Maurice Dunlevy , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 November 1980; (p. 14)

— Review of The Golden Apples of the Sun : Twentieth Century Australian Poetry 1980 anthology poetry ; Poems 1972-79 John Bray 1979 selected work poetry ; The Boys Who Stole the Funeral : A Novel Sequence Les Murray 1980 single work novel
Davie's Rap Neil Corcoran , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 25 January vol. 12 no. 2 1990; (p. 15-16)

— Review of Possible Worlds Peter Porter 1989 selected work poetry ; The Boys Who Stole the Funeral : A Novel Sequence Les Murray 1980 single work novel
Untitled John Forbes , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: New Poetry , vol. 28 no. 1 1980; (p. 60-63)

— Review of The Boys Who Stole the Funeral : A Novel Sequence Les Murray 1980 single work novel
Great Expectations Barbara Giles , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 24 1980; (p. 4-5)

— Review of The Boys Who Stole the Funeral : A Novel Sequence Les Murray 1980 single work novel
Correspondence : Judith Wright and Les Murray Judith Wright , Les Murray , 2003 selected work correspondence
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 63 no. 1 2003; (p. 162-180)
This correspondence takes the form of ten letters dated May 1980 to May 1983. Judith Wright questions the legitimacy of certain Aboriginal tribal customs which took place in Les Murray's The Boy Who Stole the Funeral. Les Murray replies to this letter and over the next three years the dialogue between the two writers expands into issues of Aboriginal land rights, Native Title, reconciliation, and the different state legislations covering the rights of Aboriginal people.
Alienating Powers : Les Murray's Poetry and Politics Brigid Rooney , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literary Activists : Australian Writer-Intellectuals and Public Life 2009; (p. 97-118)
An Aspect of Valtellinese Diaspora : Lombardy to Western Australia (1895-1960) - 'The Entombed Miner, Easter 1907' Glen Phillips , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Diaspora : The Australasian Experience 2005; (p. 410-423) Southerly , vol. 71 no. 1 2011; (p. 180-196)
This work is a 'ficto-critical look at an unusual example of diaspora where over a period of more than 100 years a small but continuous stream of Valtellinesi working men (from Lombardy valley in north Italy) and their wives and families - the latter following the breadwinner years later in most cases - migrated from what was in those days one of the poorest areas in the Italian Alps to find a new life. They began working at first in the gold-mining industry in Western Australia.' (Source: Author's introduction, Southerly, 2011)
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)
Peter Pierce looks at contemporary Australian fiction to define Australia's 'Silver Age of Australian fiction' .
'Interest' in Les A. Murray Kevin Hart , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 14 no. 2 1989; (p. 147-159)
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