Mother Sea Lion single work   poetry   "My pup has become myself"
  • Author: Les Murray
Issue Details: First known date: 1991 1991
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  • Appears in:
    y The Adelaide Review no. 86 March 1991 Z606719 1991 periodical issue 1991 pg. 23
  • Appears in:
    y Translations from the Natural World Les Murray , Paddington : Isabella Press , 1992 Z208589 1992 selected work poetry Translations from the Natural World, Les Murray's new collection of poems, is, like all his work, rich in inventiveness, perception, and a rare delight in the mimetic powers of language. Its centerpiece is 'Presence', a sequence of forty 'translations from the natural world' about a variety of natural settings and their amazing denizens. Lyre birds, honeycombs, sea lions, cuttlefish, and possums all act as spurs to Murray's protean talents for description and imitation. As Lachlan MacKinnon wrote in The Times Literary Supplement, 'These poems, a grand tour of the given, are a great hymn to the particularities in which God's creative generosity is expressed, and they will be widely enjoyed and admired. Their technical and linguistic largesse confirms . . . that Les Murray is one of the very finest poets in whom the English language is now at work.' (Libraries Australia) Paddington : Isabella Press , 1992 pg. 37
  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Review no. 45 August 1992 Z606721 1992 newspaper issue 1992 pg. 11
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