Title: Taller When Prone: Poems
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux March 2011
0374272379 / 9780374272371
Seller ID: 20110531187874
A "New York Times" Notable Book for 2011 "Taller When Prone "is Les Murray's first volume of new poems since "The Biplane Houses," published five years ago. These poems combine a mastery of form with a matchless ear for the Australian vernacular. Many evoke rural life here and abroad--its rhythms and rituals, the natural world, the landscape and the people who have shaped it. There are traveler's tales, elegies, meditative fragments, and satirical sketches. Above all, there is Murray's astonishing versatility, on display here at its exhilarating best.
"We were at dinner in Soho ""and the couple at the next table ""rose to go. The woman paused to say ""to me: "I just wanted you to know I have got all your cook books and I swear by them
"I managed ""to answer her: "Ma'am they've done you nothing but good "which was perhaps immodest ""of whoever I am."