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Published 1 June 1991 in European Perspectives: Contemporary Essays on Australian Literature. Subjects: Aesthetics, Imagination, Literary influences, Symbolism, Writer's craft.
Cite as: Capone, Giovanna. ‘Hal Porter, ‘The Tower’ and the Quintessence of Porterism.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 15, no. 2, 1991. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.00704f8bf7.
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