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Published 1 May 1985 in Volume 12 No. 1. Subjects: Fiction, Literary influences, Literary techniques, structures & modes, Novel writing.
Cite as: Krauth, Nigel. ‘Fact and Fiction : The Scissors and Paste Job.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 12, no. 1, 1985. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.f2dc1dee5c.
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