Where Humans Can't Leave and Mustn't Complain single work   poetry   "Where humans can't leave, and mustn't complain,"
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1991 1991
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Notes

  • "For Becki and Clare".

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Morning Herald 28 December 1991 Z593327 1991 newspaper issue 1991 pg. 31
  • Appears in:
    y The Times Literary Supplement TLS no. 4636 7 February 1992 Z662284 1992 periodical issue 1992 pg. 6
  • Appears in:
    y Subhuman Redneck Poems Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1996 Z175001 1996 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units) Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1996 pg. 13
  • Appears in:
    y Killing the Black Dog : Essay and Poems Les Murray , Leichhardt : Federation Press , 1997 Z483382 1997 selected work poetry prose

    'Killing the Black Dog is Les Murray's courageous account of his struggle with depression, accompanied by poems specially selected by the author. Since the first edition appeared in 1997, hosts of readers have drawn insight from his account of the disease, its social effects and its origins in his family's history.

    'As Murray writes in this revised and updated edition, the title was premature. He had mistaken a remission for a cure, and thought himself freed from the severe depressive illness which had twice invaded his life. Now, in a new afterword, he describes a relapse, but also shares some of the fruits of his further contemplation. He shows gratitude for help previously unacknowledged, and describes how patches of daylight now balance out those of darkness in his life. A further half dozen poems have been added, reflecting a more complex understanding of depression and its role in the lives of its sufferers.' (From Black Inc.'s website, abstract for the revised edition.)

    Leichhardt : Federation Press , 1997
    pg. 32
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