The Human-Hair Thread single work   criticism   autobiography  
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1977 1977
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Revised version appears in Persistence in Folly.
  • Appears in:
    y Meanjin vol. 36 no. 4 Aboriginal Issue [Summer] 1977 Z634676 1977 periodical issue 1977 pg. 550-571
  • Appears in:
    y Persistence in Folly Les Murray , Sydney : Sirius Books , 1984 Z428053 1984 selected work review prose essay autobiography Collection of previously published articles and reviews written between 1977 and 1982 which Murray himself wishes to preserve. In his preface Murray states : "With very few exceptions, the articles are presented in the order in which I wrote them. Emendations have included the restoration of my original titles for some of the pieces, and also the restoration, sometimes from rough memory, of bits cut out by editors." Sydney : Sirius Books , 1984 pg. 4-30
  • Appears in:
    y The Paperbark Tree : selected prose Les Murray , Manchester : Carcanet , 1992 Z450565 1992 selected work prose criticism biography Manchester : Carcanet , 1992 pg. 71-99

Works about this Work

Literary Transculturations and Modernity : Some Reflections Anne Holden Ronning , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 4 no. 1 2011;
'In an increasingly global world literary and cultural critics are constantly searching for ways in which to analyse and debate texts and artefacts. Postcolonial theories and studies have provided useful tools for analyzing, among others, New Literatures in English and other languages, as well as throwing new light on an understanding of older texts. But today, with the increase in diaspora studies in literature and cultural studies, new ways of looking at texts are paramount, given the complexity of contemporary literature. There is, as Bill Ashcroft writes, a 'strange contrapuntal relationship between identity, history, and nation that needs to be unravelled.' With references to Australian literature, this article will present some reflections on transculturation and modernities, the themes of the Nordic Network of Transcultural Literary Studies, which considers transculturation not as a theory but, 'a matrix through which a set of critical tools and vocabularies can be refined for the study of texts from a localized world, but institutionalised globally' and where , ' the engagement of multiple sites and their routes with the progression of "one modernity" in some way or other inform the aesthetics of transcultural literature.' (Author's introduction)
Fusion and Translation : Les Murray's Australia Ashok Bery , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Translation and Postcolonial Poetry 2007; (p. 51-73)
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)
The Making of 'Our Place' : Settler Australians, Cultural Appropriation, and the Quest for Home Mitchell Rolls , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antithesis , vol. 10 no. 1999; (p. 117-133)
Examines the issue of cultural appropriation of Aboriginal perceptions and concepts, as found in the Jindyworobaks, some of Les Murray's writings, and particulalry in more contemporary work.
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)
Fusion and Translation : Les Murray's Australia Ashok Bery , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Translation and Postcolonial Poetry 2007; (p. 51-73)
Literary Transculturations and Modernity : Some Reflections Anne Holden Ronning , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 4 no. 1 2011;
'In an increasingly global world literary and cultural critics are constantly searching for ways in which to analyse and debate texts and artefacts. Postcolonial theories and studies have provided useful tools for analyzing, among others, New Literatures in English and other languages, as well as throwing new light on an understanding of older texts. But today, with the increase in diaspora studies in literature and cultural studies, new ways of looking at texts are paramount, given the complexity of contemporary literature. There is, as Bill Ashcroft writes, a 'strange contrapuntal relationship between identity, history, and nation that needs to be unravelled.' With references to Australian literature, this article will present some reflections on transculturation and modernities, the themes of the Nordic Network of Transcultural Literary Studies, which considers transculturation not as a theory but, 'a matrix through which a set of critical tools and vocabularies can be refined for the study of texts from a localized world, but institutionalised globally' and where , ' the engagement of multiple sites and their routes with the progression of "one modernity" in some way or other inform the aesthetics of transcultural literature.' (Author's introduction)
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)
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 Making of 'Our Place' : Settler Australians, Cultural Appropriation, and the Quest for Home Mitchell Rolls , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antithesis , vol. 10 no. 1999; (p. 117-133)
Examines the issue of cultural appropriation of Aboriginal perceptions and concepts, as found in the Jindyworobaks, some of Les Murray's writings, and particulalry in more contemporary work.
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