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  • Author:agent Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Travels with John Hunter
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Adelaide Review no. 159 December 1996 Z588115 1996 periodical issue 1996 pg. 23
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon 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. 48-51
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    y separately published work icon PN Review Poetry Nation Review; P.N.R. vol. 25 no. 2 [124] November-December 1998 Z862353 1998 periodical issue 1998 pg. 61-62
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Conscious and Verbal Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1999 Z514896 1999 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1999 pg. 8-10
Last amended 30 Aug 2001 11:13:02
Subjects:
  • Newcastle, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,
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