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The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray

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From his life's work so far, spanning more than four decades, Les Murray has selected these 100 poems, his personal best. Including classics such as The Broad Bean Sermon, An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow and The Dream of Wearing Shorts Forever, this collection is guaranteed to delight Murray fans and introduce new readers to his work. It is a treasure trove of the best poems ever written in Australia.

About the Author

Les Murray is Australia's leading poet. He lives with his wife Valerie and his two youngest children in Bunyah, near Taree in NSW.

He has published some thirty books. He has been made AO and has an honorary D.Litt. from both the University of New England and the University of New South Wales. His work is studied in schools and universities around Australia and has been translated into about half a dozen foreign languages.

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Superb wordcraft

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  • Beautiful
  • Broad Appeal
  • Deserves Multiple Readings

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    Best Uses

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    Comments about The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray:

    A superb volume by our master Poet that exceeds even the highest word craft already practised by the Poet. This book showcases Murray's wide range of observations and experiences both good and bad across the gamut of his life. I doubt that apart from the peerless and late Judith Wright that there is a more finer Poet in Australia and across English generally. An ideal volume to be gifted to the non poetry reader too. This is a book I shall always cherish and would wish to have with me if ever stranded on a deserted island.

     
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    • Beautiful
    • Broad Appeal
    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Great Structure
    • Insightful
    • Witty

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      • Essential Australian
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      Comments about The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray:

      It's Australia's own poetry, Les Murray speaks to us and for us. Essential for the bookshelf of all reading Australians. An ideal gift for non-Australians too - it helps 'explain' us to them.

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      ISBN: 9781863955843
      ISBN-10: 1863955844
      Audience: General
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 128
      Published: 24th October 2012
      Publisher: Black Inc.
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 14.0  x 1.7
      Weight (kg): 0.3
      Edition Number: 1