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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 Ultima Ratio
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Verse published in The Age Saturday Extra on 8 February 1992 contained errors made during production.
Correct form appeared in The Age Saturday Extra on 29 February 1992.
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    y Translations from the Natural World Les Murray , Paddington : Isabella Press , 1992 Z208589 1992 selected work poetry Translations from the Natural World, Les Murray's new collection of poems, is, like all his work, rich in inventiveness, perception, and a rare delight in the mimetic powers of language. Its centerpiece is 'Presence', a sequence of forty 'translations from the natural world' about a variety of natural settings and their amazing denizens. Lyre birds, honeycombs, sea lions, cuttlefish, and possums all act as spurs to Murray's protean talents for description and imitation. As Lachlan MacKinnon wrote in The Times Literary Supplement, 'These poems, a grand tour of the given, are a great hymn to the particularities in which God's creative generosity is expressed, and they will be widely enjoyed and admired. Their technical and linguistic largesse confirms . . . that Les Murray is one of the very finest poets in whom the English language is now at work.' (Libraries Australia) Paddington : Isabella Press , 1992 pg. 9
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    y The Times Literary Supplement TLS no. 4638 21 February 1992 Z599647 1992 periodical issue 1992 pg. 11
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    y The Age 8 February 1992 Z605045 1992 newspaper issue 1992 pg. 9 Section: Saturday Extra
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    y The Age 29 February 1992 Z605047 1992 newspaper issue 1992 pg. 8 Section: Saturday Extra
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    y Collected Poems Les Murray , Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 Z422024 1994 selected work poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 pg. 367-368
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