The Poetry of Les Murray


Discusses Murray's collection of poems, The People's Otherworld (1984) and collection fo essays, Persistence in Folly (1984), arguing that Murray's work explores the richness of the local through the resources of local vernacular, which paradoxically renders him 'truly international', as such an approach 'corresponds to the deepest human needs and experience'.

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Published 1 May 1985 in Volume 12 No. 1. Subjects: Aboriginal Australians - Literary portrayal, Australia - Literary portrayal, Poetic techniques, Use of language, Les Murray.

Cite as: Barnie, John. ‘The Poetry of Les Murray.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 12, no. 1, 1985, doi: 10.20314/als.cb60a058c1.