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Is part of Seven Points for an Imperilled Star Les Murray , 1972 sequence poetry
  • Author:agent Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1971... 1971 The Conquest
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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    y separately published work icon Australian Poetry 1971 Chris Wallace-Crabbe (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1971 Z63581 1971 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1971 pg. 65-68
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    y separately published work icon Poems against Economics Les Murray , Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1972 Z304974 1972 selected work poetry Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1972 pg. 12-14
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    y separately published work icon Selected Poems : The Vernacular Republic Les Murray , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1976 Z303467 1976 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1976 pg. 46-48
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    y separately published work icon The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 Les Murray , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1982 Z300706 1982 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1982 pg. 48-51
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    y separately published work icon Two Centuries of Australian Poetry Mark O'Connor (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1988 Z322247 1988 anthology poetry criticism Contains poems grouped into 18 thematic sections (19 in 2nd. ed.) ; each section has an introduction, notes and suggestions for study activities and further study. Biographical notes on authors and indexes also included. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1988 pg. 2-3
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    y separately published work icon Collected Poems Les Murray , Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 Z422024 1994 selected work poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 pg. 44-47
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    y separately published work icon Seven Centuries of Poetry in English John Leonard (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2003 Z1058257 2003 anthology poetry (taught in 6 units) Contains poetry from twelve countries, including Australia, and spans the development of English poetry over seven centuries. South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2003 pg. 27-29
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    y separately published work icon Antipodes : Poetic Responses Margaret Bradstock (editor), Putney : Phoenix Education , 2011 Z1760960 2011 anthology poetry extract Antipodes, representing poets born between 1790 and 1983, provides a wonderful introduction to the changing views of Australia and its history over the past two hundred years as well as to the excellent poetry that is part of our heritage. -- Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby (from the Foreword) Putney : Phoenix Education , 2011 pg. 59-61

Works about this Work

I Pity the Poor Immigrant Melissa Lucashenko , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 17 no. 1 2017;

'Many years ago I read a now forgotten novel by a now forgotten author, which had a truly wonderful preface. It read, simply, this bloody book nearly killed me. I therefore dedicate it, dear Reader, to myself. There is a delicate irony at play, I think, in my long remembering this dedication while the book itself is erased completely from my memory. I’ll touch on the interplay of knowledge and memory in due course. What I want to start by saying, though, is that in my case, as in the case of that forgotten preface’s author, while writing can be a horrifically stressful business - and while writing this paper did indeed feel like it was going to kill me - the Author is emphatically Not Dead.' (Introduction)

"They Couldn't Tell Us How to Farm Their Skin" : White Poems on Black Dispossession Geoff Page , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Interactions : Essays on the Literature and Culture of the Asia-Pacific Region 2000; (p. 171-183)
Analyses poems by white Australian authors about dispossession of their land. In his survey of attitudes and poetic technique, Page examines nineteenth and twentieth century poems and finds a reversal of attitudes over time.
An English Reading of Les Murray John Lucas , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 12 no. 1 1993; (p. 76-83)
The Human-Hair Thread Les Murray , 1977 single work criticism autobiography
— Appears in: Meanjin , Aboriginal Issue [Summer] vol. 36 no. 4 1977; (p. 550-571) Persistence in Folly 1984; (p. 4-30) The Paperbark Tree : Selected Prose 1992; (p. 71-99)
An English Reading of Les Murray John Lucas , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 12 no. 1 1993; (p. 76-83)
The Human-Hair Thread Les Murray , 1977 single work criticism autobiography
— Appears in: Meanjin , Aboriginal Issue [Summer] vol. 36 no. 4 1977; (p. 550-571) Persistence in Folly 1984; (p. 4-30) The Paperbark Tree : Selected Prose 1992; (p. 71-99)
"They Couldn't Tell Us How to Farm Their Skin" : White Poems on Black Dispossession Geoff Page , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Interactions : Essays on the Literature and Culture of the Asia-Pacific Region 2000; (p. 171-183)
Analyses poems by white Australian authors about dispossession of their land. In his survey of attitudes and poetic technique, Page examines nineteenth and twentieth century poems and finds a reversal of attitudes over time.
I Pity the Poor Immigrant Melissa Lucashenko , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 17 no. 1 2017;

'Many years ago I read a now forgotten novel by a now forgotten author, which had a truly wonderful preface. It read, simply, this bloody book nearly killed me. I therefore dedicate it, dear Reader, to myself. There is a delicate irony at play, I think, in my long remembering this dedication while the book itself is erased completely from my memory. I’ll touch on the interplay of knowledge and memory in due course. What I want to start by saying, though, is that in my case, as in the case of that forgotten preface’s author, while writing can be a horrifically stressful business - and while writing this paper did indeed feel like it was going to kill me - the Author is emphatically Not Dead.' (Introduction)

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