y The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1983 selected work   poetry  
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  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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Notes

  • Author's note: This collection comprises all of the verse, apart from the novel sequence The Boys Who Stole the Funeral, which the author wishes to preserve from his first twenty years' work. A number of the poems have been abridged, but no very extensive rewriting has been undertaken.
  • Enlarged and revised edition of The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981. Contains twenty five additional poems.

Contents

* Contents derived from the North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Forest Hit by Modern Usei"The forest, hit by modern use,", Les Murray , 1982 single work poetry (p. 149-150)
Showeri"From the metal poppy", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 150-151)
The Quality of Sprawli"Sprawl is the quality", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 151-152)
Weightsi"Not owning a cart, my father", Les Murray , 1981 single work poetry (p. 152-153)
Three Poems in Memory of My Mother, Miriam Murray nee Arnall (Born 13.5.1915, Died 19.4.1951), Les Murray , 1983 sequence poetry (p. 152-158)
Midsummer Icei"Remember how I used", Les Murray , 1981 single work poetry (p. 153)
The Steeli"I am older than my mother.", Les Murray , 1982 single work poetry (p. 153-158)
Machine Portraits with Pendant Spacemani"The bulldozer stands short as a boot on its heel-high ripple soles;", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 158-161)
The International Poetry Festivals Thingi"Those conventions of the trade", Les Murray , 1982 single work poetry (p. 161-163)
Little Boy Impelling a Scooteri"Little boy on a wet pavement", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 163)
Self-Portrait from a Photographi"If this picture has survived", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 164-165)
The Hypogeumi"Below the moveable gardens of this shopping centre", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 165-166)
An Immortali"Beckoner of hotheads, brag-tester, lord of the demi-suicides,", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 166)
Second Essay on Interest: The Emui"Weathered blond as a grass tree, a huge Beatles haircut", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 166-168)
A Retrospect of Humidityi"All the air conditioners now slacken", Les Murray , 1982 single work poetry (p. 168-169)
The Chimes of Niegeschahi"The timeless state of Niegeschah", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 170-171)
The Smell of Coal Smokei"John Brown, glowing far and down,", Les Murray , 1982-1983 single work poetry (p. 171-172)
The Mouthless Image of God in the Hunter-Colo Mountainsi"Starting a dog, in the past-midnight suburbs, for a laugh,", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 172-174)
Time Traveli"To revisit the spitfire world", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 174-175)
Three Interiorsi"The mansard roof of the Barrier Industrial Council's", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 175-176)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1988 .
      Extent: vii, 187p.p.
      Written as: Les A. Murray
      Note/s:
      • Includes author's notes on some of the poems, pp.183-187.
      ISBN: 0207157189 (pbk.)
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