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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Flight from the Brothers Grimm : A European-Australian Memoir
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'A remarkable journey from the Old World to the New World, from Hungary to Australia. Valerie Murray's memoir is a flight from the horror and violence of World War II in Europe as reflected in the stories of the Brothers Grimm, but it is also a journey of discovery to a new land, new people, new customs and freedom. Her story is a triumph of hope over loss and dispossession.

'The woman who was a daughter and sister also became a wife and mother and has been married for more than fifty years to Les Murray, the greatest living Australian poet of his generation. - Peter Skrynecki' (Publication summary)

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    • Broadway, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Valerie Murray , 2016 .
      Printed/distributed by Books Unleashed
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      Extent: vii, 184 pp.
      ISBN: 9780992592189

Works about this Work

Grimm Parcels Elisabeth Holdsworth , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 389 2017; (p. 54)
‘Valerie Murray, born Valika Morelli in Hungary during World War II and, for the past half century, wife of poet Les Murray, has written an enchanting memoir of her early life in Europe and Australia. The description ‘enchanting’ is used deliberately. The brothers Grimm and their terrifying tales are deployed throughout the work. The metaphor extends to the writing style – spaced paragraphs of fractured nightmarish episodes interspersed with mordant humour.’ (Introduction)
Migrant’s Tale Has Poetic Heart Agnes Nieuwenhuizen , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 December 2016; (p. 30)

— Review of Flight from the Brothers Grimm : A European-Australian Memoir Valerie Murray , 2016 single work autobiography
Migrant’s Tale Has Poetic Heart Agnes Nieuwenhuizen , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 December 2016; (p. 30)

— Review of Flight from the Brothers Grimm : A European-Australian Memoir Valerie Murray , 2016 single work autobiography
Grimm Parcels Elisabeth Holdsworth , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 389 2017; (p. 54)
‘Valerie Murray, born Valika Morelli in Hungary during World War II and, for the past half century, wife of poet Les Murray, has written an enchanting memoir of her early life in Europe and Australia. The description ‘enchanting’ is used deliberately. The brothers Grimm and their terrifying tales are deployed throughout the work. The metaphor extends to the writing style – spaced paragraphs of fractured nightmarish episodes interspersed with mordant humour.’ (Introduction)
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