Corniche single work   poetry   "I work all day and hardly drink at all."
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1992 1992
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Adelaide Review no. 107 October 1992 Z593769 1992 periodical issue 1992 pg. 25
  • Appears in:
    y Subhuman Redneck Poems Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1996 Z175001 1996 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units) Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1996 pg. 22-23
  • Appears in:
    y Killing the Black Dog : Essay and Poems Les Murray , Leichhardt : Federation Press , 1997 Z483382 1997 selected work poetry prose

    'Killing the Black Dog is Les Murray's courageous account of his struggle with depression, accompanied by poems specially selected by the author. Since the first edition appeared in 1997, hosts of readers have drawn insight from his account of the disease, its social effects and its origins in his family's history.

    'As Murray writes in this revised and updated edition, the title was premature. He had mistaken a remission for a cure, and thought himself freed from the severe depressive illness which had twice invaded his life. Now, in a new afterword, he describes a relapse, but also shares some of the fruits of his further contemplation. He shows gratitude for help previously unacknowledged, and describes how patches of daylight now balance out those of darkness in his life. A further half dozen poems have been added, reflecting a more complex understanding of depression and its role in the lives of its sufferers.' (From Black Inc.'s website, abstract for the revised edition.)

    Leichhardt : Federation Press , 1997
    pg. 34-35
  • Appears in:
    y New Selected Poems Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 Z918005 1998 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 pg. 159-160
  • Appears in:
    y New Selected Poems Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 Z918005 1998 selected work poetry New York (City) : Farrar Straus and Giroux , 2000 pg. 164
  • Appears in:
    y New Music : An Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Wollongong : Five Islands Press , 2001 Z823311 2001 anthology poetry (taught in 4 units) Wollongong : Five Islands Press , 2001 pg. 193-194
  • Appears in:
    y Learning Human : New Selected Poems Les Murray , Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 Z1153302 2001 selected work poetry Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 pg. 126-127
  • Appears in:
    y The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry : Volume 2 Jahan Ramazani (editor), Richard Ellmann (editor), Robert O'Clair (editor), New York (City) : W. W. Norton , 2003 Z1109657 2003 anthology poetry New York (City) : W. W. Norton , 2003 pg. 718-719
  • 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. 122-123
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