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Published 1 December 1964 in Volume 1 No. 4. Subjects: Australian poetry, Imagery, Poetic techniques, Vision School.
Cite as: Mitchell, Adrian. ‘Kenneth Slessor and the Grotesque.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 1, no. 4, 1964. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.e69538ddb8.
Examines one of Slessor’s central preoccupations - his fascination with drowning - and its significance in Slessor’s work.
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