Poems the Size of Photographs

Product Number: EB00620939
Released: Sep 29, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466894785
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Brief, that place in the year when a blossoming pear tree with its sweet laundered scent reinhabits wooden roads that arch and diverge up into electronic snow city. -"Brief, That Place in the Year" In Poems The Size of Photographs, Les Murray deftly maneuvers through familiar themes-the local terrain of the Australian people, politics, and landscape, as well as the terrain that is harder to render tangible: history, myth, and symbol. As if trying to find the fissure through which to crack open his subject matter, Murray has sharpened his form to an ideogrammatic brevity. Each snapshot-like poem in this volume develops before the reader's very eyes, as the initially observed object or moment in time changes meaning and grows in complexity and resonance line by line.

Author(s): Les Murray
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Sep 29, 2015

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