Bibliography

Published works by Les Murray: comprising Poetry, Prose, Works in Translation and Edited Volumes (based upon material provided by Les Murray and biographer, Peter Alexander). Also listed are academic Studies on Les Murray.



Poetry

The llex Tree
(with Geoffrey Lehmann)
Canberra: ANU Press, 1965.

The Weatherboard Cathedral The Weatherboard Cathedral
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1969.

Poems Against Economics
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1972.

Lunch & Counter Lunch Lunch & Counter Lunch
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1974.

The Vernacular Republic Selected Poems: The Vernacular Republic
Sydney/London: Angus & Robertson, 1976.

Creeper Habit
Broadsheet/Open Door Press, 1976

Ethnic Radio
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1977.

The Boys Who Stole The Funeral The Boys Who Stole The Funeral
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1979, 1980;
Manchester: Carcanet, 1989;
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1991.

The Vernacular Republic The Vernacular Republic: Poems 1961-1981
(enlarged and revised edition of 1976 publication)
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1982;
Edinburgh: Canongate, 1982;
New York: Persea Books, 1982;
(enlarged and revised edition)
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1988.

Equanimities
(limited edition 350 copies)
Copenhagen: Razorback Press 1982.

The People's Otherworld The People's Otherworld
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1983.

Les A. Murray: Selected Poems Selected Poems
Manchester: Carcanet, 1986.

The Daylight Moon The Daylight Moon
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1987;
Manchester: Carcanet, 1988;
New York: Perse a Books, 1988.

The Gravy in Images
International Liturgy Assembly, 1988.

The Idyll Wheel: Cycle of a Year at Bunyah, NSW, April 1986 - April 1987
(limited edition, 200 copies)
Canberra: Officina Brindabella, 1989.

Dog Fox Field Dog Fox Field
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1990;
Manchester: Carcanet, 1991;
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1993.

Collected Poems
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1991;
Manchester: Carcanet, 1991;
London: Minerva, 1992;
(released as The Rabbiter's Bounty: Collected Poems)
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1991.

Translations From the Natural World Translations From the Natural World
Paddington: Isabella Press, 1992;
Manchester: Carcanet, 1993;
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994.

Collected Poems
Port Melbourne: William Heinemann Australia, 1994.

Subhuman Redneck Poems Subhuman Redneck Poems
Manchester: Carcanet, 1996;
Sydney: Duffy & Snellgrove, 1996.

Fredy Neptune Fredy Neptune: A Novel in Verse
Manchester: Carcanet, 1998;
Sydney: Duffy & Snellgrove, 1998.

Collected Poems

Collected Poems
Manchester: Carcanet, 1998.

 


Anthology
Nether Stowey (UK): Odyssey Poets, 1998

Conscious & Verbal Conscious & Verbal
Manchester: Carcanet, 1999;
Sydney: Duffy & Snellgrove, 2000.

New Selected Poems New Selected Poems
Sydney: Duffy & Snellgrove, 1999.

Learning Human Learning Human: Selected Poems
USA: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000.

Learning Human Learning Human: New Selected Poems
Manchester: Carcanet, 2001.

Les Murray by Steven Matthews

Poems the Size of Photographs
Sydney: Duffy & Snellgrove, 2002.


Collected Poems Collected Poems
Sydney: Duffy & Snellgrove, 2002.

The Full Dress The Full Dress:
An Encounter with the National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Australia, 2002.

New Collected Poems New Collected Poems
Sydney: Duffy & Snellgrove, 2002.
Manchester: Carcanet, 2003.

[see Table of Contents]

Learning Human Learning Human: New Selected Poems
Sydney: Duffy & Snellgrove, 2003.

The Biplane Houses The Biplane Houses
Melbourne: Black Inc., 2006
Manchester: Carcanet, 2006.

Selected Poems Selected Poems
Melbourne: Black Inc., 2007.

Taller When Prone Taller When Prone
Melbourne: Black Inc., 2010
Manchester: Carcanet, 2010.

The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray
Melbourne: Black Inc., 2012
General Prose

The Peasant Mandarin: Prose Pieces
St. Lucia: UQP , 1978.

Persistence in Folly
Persistence in Folly: Selected Prose Writings
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1984.

The Australian Year: The Chronicle of our Seasons and Celebrations
(with photographs by Peter Solness and others)
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1985.

Blocks and Tackles
Blocks and Tackles: Articles and Essays 1982 to 1990
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1990.

The Paperbark Tree: Selected Prose
Manchester: Carcanet, 1992;
London: Minerva, 1993.

Killing the Black Dog
(introduced and edited by Christine Alexander)
Annandale: Federation Press, 1996.

A Working Forest A Working Forest: Selected Prose
Sydney: Duffy & Snellgrove, 1997.

The Quality of Sprawl The Quality of Sprawl: Thoughts about Australia
Sydney: Duffy & Snellgrove, 1999.

Introduction to The Shiralee Introduction to The Shiralee (a novel by D'Arcy Niland)
London: Penguin, 2001.

Nonchalant och skitig med dödliga fräknar

Nonchalant och skitig med dödliga fräknar
[The Quality of Sprawl and A Working Forest]
(Swedish translation by Jonas Ellerström)
Stockholm: Bromergs, 2007.


Killing the Black Dog

Killing the Black Dog
(revised and updated edition)
Melbourne: Black Inc, 2009.

Works in Translation

Ein ganz gewöhnlicher Regenbogen [An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow]
(German translations by Margitt Lehbert)
Munich: Carl Hanser Verlag, 1996.

Selected Poems (Dutch)

De slabonenpreek [Selected Poems]
(introduced and translated by Maarten Elzinga)
Amsterdam: Meulenhof, 1997.

Midtsommars is [Midsummer Ice]
(Norwegian translations by Grethe Fosse)
Oslo: Solum Forlag, 1997.

En helt almindelig Regubue: Digte [An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow: Poems]
(Danish translated by Martin Leer)
Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1998.

Tillflykt till ödemarken: dikter

Tillflykt till ödemarken: dikter
[Escape to the Outback: Poems]
(Swedish translations by Stewe Claeson, Jonas Ellerström & Lars Hakan Svensson)
Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand, 2000.

Poemes subhumans
(Catalan translations by Víctor Batallé)
Barcelona: Columna, 2000.

Australia Australia
(Spanish translation and essay/notes by Gabriel Planella)
Barcelona: Editorial Lumen, 1997/2000.

Fredy Neptune (Dutch)

Fredy Neptune
(Dutch translation)
Amsterdam: Meulenhof, 2001.


Fredy Neptune (German)

Fredy Neptune
(German translation by Thomas Eichhorn)
Ammann and Verlag, 2004.


Un Arcobaleno Perfettamente Normale

Un Arcobaleno Perfettamente Normale
[An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow]
(Italian translations by Gaetano Prampolini)
Biblioteca Adelphi, 2004.


The End of Symbol

The End of Symbol
(Russian translation by Regina Derieva of a selection of poems; bilingual edition)
New York and Stockholm: Ars-Interpres, 2004.


Freddy Nettuno (Italian)

Freddy Nettuno
(Italian translation by Massimiliano Morini; bilingual edition)
Giano, 2004.


Setu… (The Bridges…)

Setu… (The Bridges…)
(Hindi translation of selected poems by Anuraag Sharma)
New Delhi: Sarup and Sons, 2004.


Traumbabwe

Traumbabwe ["Dreambabwe", a Subhman Redneck poem]
(German translation of shorter poems by Margitt Lehbert)
Ammann, 2005.


Lettere dalla Beozia

Lettere dalla Beozia [Letters from Boeotia]
(Italian translation of poetry and prose by Massimiliano Morini)
Giano, 2005.


Dikter från den efterblivna landsbygden

Dikter från den efterblivna landsbygden
[Subhuman Redneck Poems]
(Swedish translation by Stewe Claeson, Jonas Ellerström and Lars-Håkan Svensson )
Stockholm: Bromergs, 2006.


Gedichte, groß wie Photos

Gedichte, groß wie Photos
[Poems the Size of Photographs]
(German translation by Margitt Lehbert)
Hörby: Rugerup, 2006


Heilige Kühe

Heilige Kühe: Ausgewählte Gedichte
[Holy Cow: Selected poems]
(German translation by Margitt Lehbert)
Hörby: Rugerup, 2006


Übersetzungen aus der Natur

Übersetzungen aus der Natur
[Translations from the Natural World - selections]
(German translation by Margitt Lehbert)
Hörby: Rugerup, 2007


Le rêve de porter des shorts pour toujours

Le rêve de porter des shorts pour toujours
[The dream of wearing shorts forever]
(French translation by Thierry Gillyboeuf)
L'Oreille du Loup, 2011


De planken kathedraal

De planken kathedraal
[The Weatherboard Cathedral]
(Dutch translation by Maarten Elzinga)
Amsterdam: Uitgeverij De Harmonie, 2013

 

Edited Volumes

The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse
Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1986;
Oxford, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1991 (expanded edition).

Anthology of Australian Religious Poetry
Melbourne: Collins Dove, 1986;
Melbourne: Collins Dove, 1991 (2nd edition).

A. B. Paterson: Selected Poems A. B. Paterson: Selected Poems
Australia: Collins/Angus & Robertson, 1992, 1996.

Fivefathers Fivefathers: Five Australian Poets of the Pre-Academic Era
Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1994.

Best Australian Poems 2004
Melbourne: Black Inc, 2004

Hell and After Hell and After: Four early English-language poets of Australia
Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2005.

Best Australian Poems 2005
Melbourne: Black Inc, 2005
Studies on Les Murray

Brodie's Notes on Les A. Murray's Selected Poems: The Vernacular Republic by Pamela Lloyd
Sydney: Pan Books, 1988.

A Vivid Steady State

A Vivid Steady State by Lawrence Bourke
Kensington, NSW: NSW University Press and New Endeavour Press, 1992.

Counterbalancing Light: Essays on Les Murray ed. Carmel Gaffney
Armidale: Kardoorair Press, 1997.

A Dimension of the Angel: A Study of Les Murray's Poetry by Anurag Sharma
Jaipur: Bohra Prakashan, 1997.

Les Murray: A Life in Progress Les Murray: A Life in Progress by Peter Alexander
Oxford, Melbourne, USA: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Les Murray by Steven Matthews Les Murray by Steven Matthews
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001.


Poetry of Les Murray: Critical Essays
ed. Laurie Hergenham and Bruce Clunies Ross
Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 2002.

Les Murray and Australian Poetry Les Murray and Australian Poetry ed. Angela Smith
London: Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, 2002.

Les Murray Country Les Murray Country: Development and Significance of an Australian Poetic Landscape by Ulla Fürstenberg
Tubingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2004.

 


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