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Quality of Sprawl: Thoughts about Aust/Murray, Les/Paper/1875989560/S030-E
Duffy & Snelgrove
What does it mean to be Australian?
At times over the years, Les Murray has taken a break from poetry to write in prose. The results are wise, funny, sometimes provocative or moving.
This is a collection of some of his thoughts about our history and attitudes to clothes and religion, the republic, the bush, and our customs.
The book also contains two of Murray's best poems on what it means to be Australian, and a new essay about the Preamble and other matters related to the republican debate.
"A work to be savoured and confronted, as it seeks to be both rebuke and benediction for the way we live now." - Sydney Morning Herald.
"Murray makes one think, weep and laugh." - The Guardian.
This book contains a selection from A Working Forest and some new material.