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The Vernacular Republic: Poems, 1961 1983

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Published (first published January 1st 1978)
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I picked up this collection at the local library after deciding I wanted to start reading poetry for fun. I found a glowing review of a more recent collection of Murray's poems, but the library didn't have that one, so I picked up V.R. instead. Unfortunately, I didn't get to finish reading it bc I accrued an embarrassingly high library fine on it--I literally had to force myself to open the book, yet couldn't bring myself to return it. I really liked some of the poems -- they were about Murray's ...more
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Leslie Allan Murray (born 1938) is the outstanding poet of his generation and one of his country's most influential literary critics. A nationalist and republican, he sees his writing as helping to define, in cultural and spiritual terms, what it means to be Australian.

Leslie Allan Murray was born in 1938 in Nabiac, a village on the north coast of New South Wales, Australia, and spent his childho
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