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Winner of the 1996 T. S. Eliot Prize for the Best Book of Poetry in EnglishJoseph Brodsky once said of Les Murray: "He is, quite simply, the one by whom the language lives." In these darkly funny and deeply observant "Subhuman Redneck Poems," farmers, fathers, poverty-stricken pioneers, and people blackened by the grist of sugar mills are exposed to the blazing midday sun of Murray's linguistic powers. Richly inventive, tenderly detailed, and fiercely honest, these poems both surprise and expose the human in all of us.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780374525385
ISBN-10: 0374525382
Format: Paperback / softback
(209mm x 139mm x 8mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date: 4-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Les A Murray

The widely acclaimed Australian poet Les Murray lives and writes on a farm on the north coast of New South Wales, where he was born in 1938. His books include "Dog Fox Field," "Translations from the Natural World," "Subhuman Redneck Poems," "Fredy Neptune: A Novel in Verse," "Learning Human: Selected Poems," "Conscious and Verbal," and "Poems the Size of Photographs." In 1998, Murray was awarded the Gold Medal for Poetry presented by Queen Elizabeth II.

Books By Author Les A Murray

Learning Human by Les A Murray

Learning Human

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Fredy Neptune by Les A Murray

Fredy Neptune

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