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  • Author:agent Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1972... 1972 Poems against Economics
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Cremorne, Cremorne - Mosman - Northbridge area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1972 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Seven Points for an Imperilled Star, Les Murray , sequence poetry (p. 1-28)
Toward the Imminent Daysi"Midmorning, September, and red tractors climb", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 3-9)
Lament for the Country Soldiersi"The king of honour, louder than of England", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 10-11)
The Conquesti"Phillip was a kindly, rational man:", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 12-14)
The Ballad of Jimmy Governor : H.M. Prison, Darlinghurst, 18th January 1901i"You can send for my breakfast now, Governor.", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 15-17)
SMLEi"January, heat. Raw saplings stand like cattle", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 18-23)
Vindaloo in Merthyr Tydfili"The first night of my second voyage to Wales,", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 24)
A Helicopter View of Terrestrial Stars (for Dick and Mary Hall)i"Turn slowly in fields", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 25-28)
Juggernaut's Little Scrapbook, Les Murray , sequence poetry (p. 29-35)
In Australia they Spare Only the Kulaksi"All night I talked to the treetops", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 31)
The ASIO Bugi"Bug, little bug, you are eating", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 32)
Sonnet Against the Intellectuals Sunday, Having Read My Sheetsi"Face-brick in please and thank you streets,", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 33)
Dependencei"The needle is", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 34)
Incorrigible Gracei"Saint Vincent de Paul, old friend,", Les Murray , single work poetry humour (p. 35)
Walking to the Cattle Place : A Meditation, Les Murray , sequence poetry
Described by Peter Alexander as 'a complex and learned series of meditations on the significance of the cow-culture in which Murray [was]... raised, and which [draws]... on his curious and varied knowledge about other cattle-cultures ranging from Celt to Sanskrit to Zulu.' (Les Murray : A Life in Progress.)
(p. 37-70)
Sanskriti"Upasara, the heifer after first mating,", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 39)
Birds in Their Title Work Freeholds of Strawi"At the hour I slept", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 40-41)
The Names of the Humblei"Fence beyond fence from breakfast", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 42-44)
The Arteryi"It is patience and stalks in the wide house of cattle", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 45-46)
Death Wordsi"Beasts, cattle, have words, neither minor nor many.", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 47)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Cremorne, Cremorne - Mosman - Northbridge area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1972 .
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      Extent: 70p.
      Written as: Les A. Murray
      ISBN: 0207123608

Works about this Work

The Stump : Looking Back on the Republic of Murray Jonathan Dunk , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , June 2019;

'When monuments fall, they create ripples, shockwaves, fragments, pyroclastic flow – pick your metaphor. Les Murray was definitely that. Over his long career, he produced more poetry, more critically well-regarded poetry, and – stranger still – more commercially profitable poetry than pretty much anyone else in the Australian landscape. Unlike the famous expatriate coterie of his peers (Peter Porter, Germaine Greer, Robert Hughes, Clive James and so forth), he did it mostly from his own paddock, without modulating his principles to fashion or his prejudices to progress. You could think of Murray as the problematic old bastard grandad some of us had, if he’d been an internationally renowned poet. Structurally rarer, Murray’s work created and sustained an entire idea or moment or myth of Australia pretty much on its own. Let’s be blunt, there just aren’t that many writers who can pull off a feat of that magnitude.' (Introduction)

Reading the Road a Little with Personal History Roger McDonald , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , no. 47 1973; (p. 71-73)

— Review of Poems against Economics Les Murray , 1972 selected work poetry
New Poetry Jim Tulip , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 33 no. 2 1973; (p. 231-240)

— Review of Red Movie and Other Poems John Tranter , 1972 selected work poetry ; Head-Waters Peter Skrzynecki , 1972 selected work poetry ; Slade's Anatomy of the Horse Leon Slade , 1972 selected work poetry ; Condolences of the Season : Selected Poems Bruce Dawe , 1971 selected work poetry ; Conversation with a Rider Geoffrey Lehmann , 1972 selected work poetry ; Poems against Economics Les Murray , 1972 selected work poetry ; Soft Riots Richard Tipping , 1972 selected work poetry ; Black Swans at Berrima Grace Perry , 1972 selected work poetry
[Review] Poems Against Economics [and] Poems 1961-1971 P. Roberts , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 August 1972; (p. 20)

— Review of Poems against Economics Les Murray , 1972 selected work poetry ; Poems 1961-1971 John Bray , 1972 selected work poetry
[Review] Poems Against Economics Geoff Page , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 October 1972; (p. 10)

— Review of Poems against Economics Les Murray , 1972 selected work poetry
New Poetry Jim Tulip , 1973 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 33 no. 2 1973; (p. 231-240)

— Review of Red Movie and Other Poems John Tranter , 1972 selected work poetry ; Head-Waters Peter Skrzynecki , 1972 selected work poetry ; Slade's Anatomy of the Horse Leon Slade , 1972 selected work poetry ; Condolences of the Season : Selected Poems Bruce Dawe , 1971 selected work poetry ; Conversation with a Rider Geoffrey Lehmann , 1972 selected work poetry ; Poems against Economics Les Murray , 1972 selected work poetry ; Soft Riots Richard Tipping , 1972 selected work poetry ; Black Swans at Berrima Grace Perry , 1972 selected work poetry
[Review] Poems Against Economics Carl Harrison-Ford , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: New Poetry , vol. 20 no. 3 1972; (p. 40-41)

— Review of Poems against Economics Les Murray , 1972 selected work poetry
Accustomed, Ceremonious Graeme Curtis , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Makar , September vol. 8 no. 2 1972; (p. 43-45)

— Review of Poems against Economics Les Murray , 1972 selected work poetry
Country Strengths Jim Tulip , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 August vol. 94 no. 4815 1972; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Poems against Economics Les Murray , 1972 selected work poetry
Current Poetry Thomas Shapcott , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December vol. 11 no. 1972; (p. 42)

— Review of Poems against Economics Les Murray , 1972 selected work poetry
The Stump : Looking Back on the Republic of Murray Jonathan Dunk , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , June 2019;

'When monuments fall, they create ripples, shockwaves, fragments, pyroclastic flow – pick your metaphor. Les Murray was definitely that. Over his long career, he produced more poetry, more critically well-regarded poetry, and – stranger still – more commercially profitable poetry than pretty much anyone else in the Australian landscape. Unlike the famous expatriate coterie of his peers (Peter Porter, Germaine Greer, Robert Hughes, Clive James and so forth), he did it mostly from his own paddock, without modulating his principles to fashion or his prejudices to progress. You could think of Murray as the problematic old bastard grandad some of us had, if he’d been an internationally renowned poet. Structurally rarer, Murray’s work created and sustained an entire idea or moment or myth of Australia pretty much on its own. Let’s be blunt, there just aren’t that many writers who can pull off a feat of that magnitude.' (Introduction)

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