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y Taller When Prone selected work   poetry  
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Taller When Prone is Les Murray's first volume of new poems since 2006's The Biplane Houses. With characteristic grace and dexterity, these poems combine a mastery of form with a matchless ear for the Australian vernacular. Many evoke rural life here and abroad - its rhythms and rituals, the natural world, the landscape and the people who have shaped it. There are traveller's tales, elegies, meditative fragments and satirical sketches. Above all there is Murray's astonishing versatility, on display here at its exhilarating best.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To the glory of God
  • Included in the New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books List for 2011.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2010 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
From a Tourist Journali"In a precinct of liver stone, high", Les Murray , 2006 single work poetry (p. 1-2)
Bluelookout Mountaini"Bluelookout is a tractor climb", Les Murray , 2006 single work poetry (p. 3)
The Sharman Drumi"What year was the very best Mallee Show?", Les Murray , 2010 single work poetry (p. 4)
The Toppled Headi"A big bald head is asleep", Les Murray , 2010 single work poetry (p. 5)
Definitionsi"Effete: a pose", Les Murray , 2007 single work poetry (p. 6)
The Conversationsi"A full moon always rises at sunset", Les Murray , 2006 single work poetry (p. 7-8)
The Double Diamondi"He was the family soldier,", Les Murray , 2010 single work poetry (p. 9)
As Country was Slowi"Our new motorway", Les Murray , 2006 single work poetry (p. 10-11)
The Death of Isaac Nathan, 1864i"Stone statues of ancient waves", Les Murray , 2007 single work poetry (p. 12-13)
The Filo Solesi"When tar roads came", Les Murray , 2010 single work poetry (p. 14)
Midii"Muscles and torsoes of cloud", Les Murray , 2010 single work poetry (p. 15)
Observing the Mute Cati"Clean water in the house", Les Murray , 2010 single work poetry (p. 16-17)
Buttress on a High Cuttingi"Angophora, rusty-shelled", Les Murray , 2010 single work poetry (p. 18)
Ovoidsi"Moist black as sago pearls", Les Murray , 2010 single work poetry (p. 19)
Nursing Homei"Ne tibi supersis:", Les Murray , 2010 single work poetry (p. 20)
Famei"We were at dinner in Soho", Les Murray , 2007 single work poetry (p. 21)
Cattle-Hoof Hardpani"Trees from modern times don't bear", Les Murray , 2010 single work poetry (p. 22)
Phone Canvasi"Chatting, after the donation part", Les Murray , 2007 single work poetry (p. 23)
King Lear Had Alzheimersi"The great feral novel", Les Murray , 2007 single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Science Fictioni"I can travel", Les Murray , 2008 single work poetry (p. 26)
* Contents derived from the London,
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Faber , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Medallioni"What did you see in the walnut?", Les Murray , 2010 single work poetry (p. 81)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Manchester,
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      England,
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      Carcanet , 2010 .
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      Extent: vii, 86 pp.
      ISBN: 1847771238 (pbk.), 9781847771230 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Americas,
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      Farrar Straus and Giroux , 2011 .
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      Extent: ix, 82 p.p.
      ISBN: 9780374272371 (alk. paper) :, 0374272379 (alk. paper)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Faber , 2012 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 0374533083, 9780374533083

Works about this Work

Untitled Paul Kane , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: First Things : A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life , January no. 219 2012; (p. 65)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Taller When Prone by Les Murray and Pilbara by Mark O'Connor Meriel Griffiths , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Indigo , Summer no. 6 2011; (p. 132-134)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry ; Pilbara Mark O'Connor 2009 selected work poetry
The Country Calling Nicholas Wroe , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury Weekender , 5-6 March 2011; (p. 21)
Poet Les Murray spends as much time in cities as he does in the country.
Angry Genius of Les Murray J. M. Coetzee , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: New York Review of Books , 29 September vol. 58 no. 14 2011;

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry ; Killing the Black Dog Les Murray 1997 single work prose
Untitled Fred Muratori , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Library Journal , 1 March vol. 136 no. 4 2011; (p. 79-80)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry ; Killing the Black Dog : Essay and Poems Les Murray 1997 selected work poetry prose
Big Les! Michael Hofmann , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Poetry , October vol. 199 no. 1 2011; (p. 57-67)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry ; Killing the Black Dog : Essay and Poems Les Murray 1997 selected work poetry prose
An Infinite Faith in Facts A. P. Riemer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 March 2010; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
The Last King of Poland, the Glass King of France: Les Murray and the Art of Estrangement David McCooey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 320 2010; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Magical Murray at Full Stretch Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 April 2010; (p. 11)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Nobel Calling : Clive James on Les Murray's Taller When Prone Clive James , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , April no. 55 2010; (p. 58-60)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
The Omnivorous Writer Robert Gray , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 April 2010; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Untitled Kate Veitch , 2010 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 April 2010; (p. 3)
Untitled Luke Stegemann , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , May no. 363 2010; (p. 32)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Untitled Deborah Crabtree , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 89 no. 7 2010; (p. 40)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Reconfiguring the Everyday Peter Craven , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 May 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
The Towering Achievement of Les Murray Jamie Grant , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 54 no. 5 2010; (p. 14-15)
Grant discusses Murray's latest poetry collection in the context of his oeuvre and comments on a Clive James review of the work.
Black Saturday Gibe Mars Murray's Might Philip Harvey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 23 April vol. 20 no. 7 2010;

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
A Clear View from the Depths of the Murray Peter Goldsworthy , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , July vol. 5 no. 6 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Annual Poetry Review 2009-2010 Bronwyn Lea , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 55 no. 1 2010; (p. 21-38)

— Review of Ghostly Subjects Maria Takolander 2009 selected work poetry ; Moments of Perfect Poise Gillian Telford 2008 selected work poetry ; Parts of Us Thomas Shapcott 2010 selected work poetry ; Marriage for Beginners : And Other Poems Catherine Bateson 2009 selected work poetry ; Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry ; Grass Notes Sarah Day 2009 selected work poetry ; Storm and Honey Judith Beveridge 2009 selected work poetry ; White Lines (Vertical) Marcelle Freiman 2010 selected work poetry ; Folk Tunes Alan Gould 2009 selected work poetry ; Piano Hill Ross Bolleter 2009 selected work poetry ; Birds in Mind Andrew Lansdown 2008 single work poetry ; Apples with Human Skin Nathan Shepherdson 2009 selected work poetry ; The Pallbearer's Garden A. Frances Johnson 2008 selected work poetry ; A Tight Circle Brendan Ryan 2008 selected work poetry ; Letters Chris Mansell 2009 selected work poetry ; Beautiful Waste : Poems by David McComb David McComb 2009 selected work poetry
Off the Top Shelf Catherine Cole , Mark Rubbo , Michael Shmith , Clare Wright , Gig Ryan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 July 2010; (p. 24-25)
The judges for the 2010 Age Book of the Year Awards provide a summary for the category for which they are responsible and comments on each shortlisted title.
An Infinite Faith in Facts A. P. Riemer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 March 2010; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
The Last King of Poland, the Glass King of France: Les Murray and the Art of Estrangement David McCooey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 320 2010; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Magical Murray at Full Stretch Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 April 2010; (p. 11)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Nobel Calling : Clive James on Les Murray's Taller When Prone Clive James , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , April no. 55 2010; (p. 58-60)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
The Omnivorous Writer Robert Gray , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 April 2010; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Untitled Luke Stegemann , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , May no. 363 2010; (p. 32)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Untitled Deborah Crabtree , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 89 no. 7 2010; (p. 40)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Reconfiguring the Everyday Peter Craven , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 May 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Black Saturday Gibe Mars Murray's Might Philip Harvey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 23 April vol. 20 no. 7 2010;

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
A Clear View from the Depths of the Murray Peter Goldsworthy , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , July vol. 5 no. 6 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Annual Poetry Review 2009-2010 Bronwyn Lea , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 55 no. 1 2010; (p. 21-38)

— Review of Ghostly Subjects Maria Takolander 2009 selected work poetry ; Moments of Perfect Poise Gillian Telford 2008 selected work poetry ; Parts of Us Thomas Shapcott 2010 selected work poetry ; Marriage for Beginners : And Other Poems Catherine Bateson 2009 selected work poetry ; Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry ; Grass Notes Sarah Day 2009 selected work poetry ; Storm and Honey Judith Beveridge 2009 selected work poetry ; White Lines (Vertical) Marcelle Freiman 2010 selected work poetry ; Folk Tunes Alan Gould 2009 selected work poetry ; Piano Hill Ross Bolleter 2009 selected work poetry ; Birds in Mind Andrew Lansdown 2008 single work poetry ; Apples with Human Skin Nathan Shepherdson 2009 selected work poetry ; The Pallbearer's Garden A. Frances Johnson 2008 selected work poetry ; A Tight Circle Brendan Ryan 2008 selected work poetry ; Letters Chris Mansell 2009 selected work poetry ; Beautiful Waste : Poems by David McComb David McComb 2009 selected work poetry
Les Murray : Taller When Prone Martin Duwell , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review 2010;

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Taller When Prone by Les Murray and Pilbara by Mark O'Connor Meriel Griffiths , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Indigo , Summer no. 6 2011; (p. 132-134)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry ; Pilbara Mark O'Connor 2009 selected work poetry
The Latest Word Phillip Edmonds , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , September no. 20 2010; (p. 54)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Angry Genius of Les Murray J. M. Coetzee , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: New York Review of Books , 29 September vol. 58 no. 14 2011;

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry ; Killing the Black Dog Les Murray 1997 single work prose
Untitled Paul Kane , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: First Things : A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life , January no. 219 2012; (p. 65)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry
Untitled Fred Muratori , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Library Journal , 1 March vol. 136 no. 4 2011; (p. 79-80)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry ; Killing the Black Dog : Essay and Poems Les Murray 1997 selected work poetry prose
Big Les! Michael Hofmann , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Poetry , October vol. 199 no. 1 2011; (p. 57-67)

— Review of Taller When Prone Les Murray 2010 selected work poetry ; Killing the Black Dog : Essay and Poems Les Murray 1997 selected work poetry prose
Untitled Kate Veitch , 2010 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 April 2010; (p. 3)
The Towering Achievement of Les Murray Jamie Grant , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 54 no. 5 2010; (p. 14-15)
Grant discusses Murray's latest poetry collection in the context of his oeuvre and comments on a Clive James review of the work.
Off the Top Shelf Catherine Cole , Mark Rubbo , Michael Shmith , Clare Wright , Gig Ryan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 July 2010; (p. 24-25)
The judges for the 2010 Age Book of the Year Awards provide a summary for the category for which they are responsible and comments on each shortlisted title.
The Country Calling Nicholas Wroe , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury Weekender , 5-6 March 2011; (p. 21)
Poet Les Murray spends as much time in cities as he does in the country.
My Country Childhood : Les Murray Ali Gripper , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Country Style , August 2010; (p. 30-32)
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