The Preamble's Bottom Line single work   essay  
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1999 1999
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    y The Quality of Sprawl : thoughts about Australia Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1999 Z570816 1999 selected work prose autobiography criticism essay This selection consists of essays and reviews from A Working Forest, together with some previously uncollected work, providing an insight into Murray's thoughts about Australia's history and Australian attitudes to clothes, religion, the republican issue, Australian customs and the bush. Longer essays listed here are interspersed with short pieces which Murray wrote for his column 'Our Man in Bunyah' which ran in the Independent Monthly between 1993-1996, and which appear together in A Working Forest. Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1999 pg. 213-235

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A Draft Preamble : Les Murray and the Politics of Poetry Helen Lambert , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 80 2004; (p. 5-14, notes 231-232)
In answer to the question 'Can poets or their work ever escape the political?', Lambert aims 'to explore the problematic relationship between poetry and prose' by turning 'first to Murray's draft preamble to the Australian constitution, as well as his draft Oath of Allegiance for the then federal government.' She then examines Murray's poetry 'to see whether his politics can be kept separate from his poetry' and finally argues 'that poetry cannot be explicated from the political, and that Murray's work only furthers this claim.' (p.5)
A Draft Preamble : Les Murray and the Politics of Poetry Helen Lambert , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 80 2004; (p. 5-14, notes 231-232)
In answer to the question 'Can poets or their work ever escape the political?', Lambert aims 'to explore the problematic relationship between poetry and prose' by turning 'first to Murray's draft preamble to the Australian constitution, as well as his draft Oath of Allegiance for the then federal government.' She then examines Murray's poetry 'to see whether his politics can be kept separate from his poetry' and finally argues 'that poetry cannot be explicated from the political, and that Murray's work only furthers this claim.' (p.5)
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