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Published 1 May 1972 in Volume 5 No. 3. Subjects: Australian landscape - Literary portrayal, Poetic techniques.
Cite as: Perkins, Elizabeth. ‘Harpur’s Notes and Kendall’s Bell Birds.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 5, no. 3, 1972. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.13d3c8961f.
Mitchell looks to Kendall’s poetry for a “system of images that amount to a loose poetic philosophy, an attitude of mind that is formulated emotionally rather than logically, but in any case consistently”. Mitchell detects an observer who occupies a…