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  • Author:agent Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1984... 1984 Persistence in Folly
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Collection of previously published articles and reviews written between 1977 and 1982 which Murray himself wishes to preserve. In his preface Murray states : "With very few exceptions, the articles are presented in the order in which I wrote them. Emendations have included the restoration of my original titles for some of the pieces, and also the restoration, sometimes from rough memory, of bits cut out by editors."

Notes

  • Reviews of books not of Australian literary interest have not been individually listed.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Sirius Books , 1984 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Human-Hair Thread, Les Murray , single work criticism autobiography (p. 4-30)
The Aboriginal Poet : An Ecological Niche, Les Murray , single work review
— Review of People are Legends : Aboriginal Poems Kevin Gilbert , 1978 selected work poetry ; Jagardoo : Poems from Aboriginal Australia Jack Davis , 1977 selected work poetry ;
(p. 37-39)
The Year of Living Dangerously, Les Murray , single work review
— Review of The Year of Living Dangerously Christopher Koch , 1978 single work novel ;
(p. 40-42)
Bruce Dawe, Les Murray , single work review
— Review of Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems 1954-1978 Bruce Dawe , 1978 selected work poetry ;
(p. 43-45)
The Bonnie Disproportion, Les Murray , single work autobiography prose (p. 61-85)
Poetry and School, Les Murray , single work essay (p. 90-93)
Starting from Central Railway, Les Murray , single work essay (p. 100-104)
Notes on the Writing of a Novel Sequence, Les Murray , single work criticism (p. 105-108)
Some Religious Stuff I Know About Australia, Les Murray , single work prose (p. 109-129)
Inside Poetry Australia 'Locum at Lyons Road', Les Murray , single work criticism (p. 130-148)
Eric Rolls and the Golden Disobedience, Les Murray , single work criticism (p. 149-167)
On Being Subject Matter, Les Murray , single work autobiography (p. 168-183)
The Rallies, Les Murray , single work prose

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Les Murray's "Narrowspeak" Peter Pierce , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 20 no. 2 2001; (p. 76-86)
Examines Murray's prose which he has spoken of as "Narrowspeak", in comparison to the "Wholespeak" of poetry.
Country Matters Ruth Morse , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: PN Review , [49] vol. 12 no. 5 1986; (p. 49-50)

— Review of Persistence in Folly Les Murray , 1984 selected work review prose essay autobiography
Past Imperfect : The Sense of the Past in Les A. Murray Andrew Taylor , 1986 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southern Review , March vol. 19 no. 1 1986; (p. 89-103) The Writer's Sense of the Past : Essays on Southeast Asian and Australasian Literature 1987; (p. 189-197) Reading Australian Poetry 1987; (p. 139-155)
The Mandarin Has Us Over Again Judith Rodriguez , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 4 no. 1 1985; (p. 72-75)

— Review of Persistence in Folly Les Murray , 1984 selected work review prose essay autobiography
Differences and Tensions John McLaren , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 69 1985; (p. 14)

— Review of Persistence in Folly Les Murray , 1984 selected work review prose essay autobiography
[Review] Persistence in Folly Michael Sharkey , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Toowoomba Chronicle , 15 November 1984; (p. 26)

— Review of Persistence in Folly Les Murray , 1984 selected work review prose essay autobiography
Converging Lines Blake Morrison , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 9 August 1985; (p. 873)

— Review of The People's Otherworld : Poems Les Murray , 1983 selected work poetry ; Persistence in Folly Les Murray , 1984 selected work review prose essay autobiography
[Review] Persistence in Folly and The People's Otherworld B. Morrison , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , vol. 5 no. 5 1985; (p. 4-5)

— Review of The People's Otherworld : Poems Les Murray , 1983 selected work poetry ; Persistence in Folly Les Murray , 1984 selected work review prose essay autobiography
[Review] Persistence in Folly J. Grant , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 September 1984; (p. 41)

— Review of Persistence in Folly Les Murray , 1984 selected work review prose essay autobiography
[Review] Persistence in Folly A. Mitchell , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 4-5 August 1984; (p. 15)

— Review of Persistence in Folly Les Murray , 1984 selected work review prose essay autobiography
Past Imperfect : The Sense of the Past in Les A. Murray Andrew Taylor , 1986 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southern Review , March vol. 19 no. 1 1986; (p. 89-103) The Writer's Sense of the Past : Essays on Southeast Asian and Australasian Literature 1987; (p. 189-197) Reading Australian Poetry 1987; (p. 139-155)
The Poetry of Les Murray John Barnie , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 12 no. 1 1985; (p. 22-34)
Les Murray's "Narrowspeak" Peter Pierce , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 20 no. 2 2001; (p. 76-86)
Examines Murray's prose which he has spoken of as "Narrowspeak", in comparison to the "Wholespeak" of poetry.
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