Animal Nativity single work   poetry   "The Iliad of peace began"
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
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. 24
  • 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. 47
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    y The Sydney Review no. 45 August 1992 Z606721 1992 newspaper issue 1992 pg. 12
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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. 392
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    y Little Book of Christmas Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2007 Z1526172 2007 anthology poetry 'This new addition to the National Library's popular Little Books series rejoices in our nation's unique way of celebrating at Christmas time. Ever since the first settlers struggled with their traditional notions of a White Christmas in Australia's December heat, the singularity of an Australian Christmas has been celebrated in verse, art and song. The Little book of Christmas explores Christmas sentiment in Australia with poems by authors including Norman Lindsay, Colin Thiele, Adele Kipping and Les Murray, carols by John Wheeler and even some Christmas recipes. These are complemented by delightful photographs and images from the Library's collections.'--Provided by publisher. Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2007 pg. 7
Alternative title: Tiere an der Krippe
First line of verse: "Die Iliade des Friedens begann,"
Language: German
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