Comments on the differences between Slessor’s own notes on ‘Five Visions’ and Croft’s earlier article.
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Published 1 October 1969 in Volume 4 No. 2.
Cite as: Croft, Julian. ‘Notes on Slessor’s ‘Five Visions’.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 4, no. 2, 1969. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.737be9d315.
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