Louvres single work   poetry   "In the banana zone, in the poinciana tropics"
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1984 1984
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    y The Sydney Morning Herald 10 November 1984 Z651418 1984 newspaper issue 1984 pg. 40
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    y The Australian Year : The Chronicle of Our Seasons and Celebrations Les Murray , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1985 Z113741 1985 selected work prose poetry The work consists of four prose pieces, one for each season, interspersed with poems by Murray and illustrated with lavish colour photographs of Australian life and landscape. North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1985 pg. 11
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    y Mapped but Not Known : The Australian Landscape of the Imagination : Essays and Poems Presented to Brian Elliott LXXV 11 April 1985 F. H. Mares (editor), P. R. Eaden (editor), Netley : Wakefield Press , 1986 Z400060 1986 anthology prose poetry criticism biography humour Netley : Wakefield Press , 1986 pg. 220-221
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    y Selected Poems Les Murray , Manchester : Carcanet , 1986 Z796575 1986 selected work poetry Manchester : Carcanet , 1986 pg. 133-134
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    y The Daylight Moon : Poems Les Murray , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1987 Z384668 1987 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1987 pg. 20
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    y Writers in Action: The Writer's Choice Evenings Gerry Turcotte (editor), Sydney : Currency Press , 1990 Z466125 1990 anthology interview poetry Sydney : Currency Press , 1990 pg. 93-94
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    y The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry John Tranter (editor), Philip Mead (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 Z151302 1991 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 pg. 223-224
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    y North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature David Headon (editor), Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991 Z54431 1991 anthology poetry short story prose correspondence extract

    'The writers and story-tellers included in this collection relate an important, even epic tale. They tell a story which in 1988 (white Australia's bicentennial year) rarely received attention because, while it tells of courage and love, it also focuses on killing and conquest, eccentricity and madness, and a land as hostile and murderous as it could be gentle and caring...' (Source: Preface)

    Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991
    pg. 223
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    y Collected Poems Les Murray , Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 Z422024 1994 selected work poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 pg. 240-241
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    y New Selected Poems Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 Z918005 1998 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 pg. 82-83
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    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. 84-85
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    y The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray Les Murray , Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2012 Z1897512 2012 selected work poetry 'From his life’s work so far, spanning more than four decades, Les Murray has selected these 100 poems, his personal best. Including classics such as 'The Broad Bean Sermon', 'An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow' and 'The Dream of Wearing Shorts Forever', this elegant hardback is guaranteed to delight Murray fans and introduce new readers to his work. This is a wonderful gift, and a treasure trove of the best poems ever written in Australia.' (From the publisher's website.) Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2012 pg. 31-32
Alternative title: Beluftungsklappen
First line of verse: "In der Bananenzone, in den Poincianatropen,"
Language: German
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