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Published 1 May 1988 in Volume 13 No. 3. Subjects: Country vs city, Fathers & sons, Mothers & sons, Search for self identity.
Cite as: Bourke, Lawrence. ‘Family and the Father in the Poetry of Les A. Murray.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 13, no. 3, 1988. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.34a2beb57c.
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