Immigrant Voyage single work   poetry   "My wife came out on the Goya"
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1977 1977
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Alternative title: Immigrantenreise
First line of verse: "Meine Frau kam auf der Goya her"
Language: German
  • Appears in:
    y Ein ganz gewohnlicher Regenbogen : Gedichte Les Murray , Munich Vienna : Carl Hanser , 1996 Z912080 1996 selected work poetry Munich Vienna : Carl Hanser , 1996 pg. 52-56
  • Appears in:
    y Learning Human : New Selected Poems Les Murray , Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 Z1153302 2001 selected work poetry Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 pg. 29-33
  • Appears in:
    y Learning Human : Selected Poems of Les Murray Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2003 Z1147830 2003 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2003 pg. 29-33
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    y A Country Too Far : Writings on Asylum Seekers Thomas Keneally (editor), Rosie Scott (editor), Melbourne : Penguin Books , 2013 6426357 2013 anthology autobiography biography poetry short story essay (taught in 1 units)

    'One of the central moral issues of our time is the question of asylum seekers, arguably the most controversial subject in Australia today.

    'In this landmark anthology, twenty-seven of Australia's finest writers have focused their intelligence and creativity on the theme of the dispossessed, bringing a whole new perspective of depth and truthfulness to what has become a fraught, distorted war of words. This anthology confirms that the experience of seeking asylum – the journeys of escape from death, starvation, poverty or terror to an imagined paradise – is part of the Australian mindset and deeply embedded in our culture and personal histories.

    'A Country Too Far is a tour de force of stunning fiction, memoir, poetry and essays. Edited by award-winning writers Rosie Scott and Tom Keneally, and featuring contributors including Anna Funder, Christos Tsiolkas, Elliot Perlman, Gail Jones, Raimond Gaita, Les Murray, Rodney Hall and Geraldine Brooks, this rich anthology is by turns thoughtful, fierce, evocative, lyrical and moving, and always extraordinarily powerful.

    'A Country Too Far' makes an indispensable contribution to the national debate.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Melbourne : Penguin Books , 2013
    pg. 110-115

Works about this Work

In the Mid-Year of the Century: A Reading of Les Murray's 'Immigrant Voyage' Anisur Rahman , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and India : Interconnections : Identity, Representation, Belonging 2006; (p. 257-265)
Dis/placed Glenda Sluga , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 48 no. 1 1989; (p. 153-160)
In the Mid-Year of the Century: A Reading of Les Murray's 'Immigrant Voyage' Anisur Rahman , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and India : Interconnections : Identity, Representation, Belonging 2006; (p. 257-265)
Dis/placed Glenda Sluga , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 48 no. 1 1989; (p. 153-160)
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