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Published 1 May 1977 in Volume 8 No. 1.
Cite as: Smith, Vivian. ‘James McAuley.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, 1977. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.babb346b8e.
“Argues that McAuley failed to practice his own poetic theory in that his traditionalism lacks ‘a living creative energy’; thus he in an ‘interesting minor poet.’” (Robert Ross, Australian Literary Criticism, 1945-1988, p. 253.)