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Published 1 October 1983 in Volume 11 No. 2.
Cite as: Robinson, Dennis. ‘Review by Dennis Robinson.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 11, no. 2, 1983. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.65d5dba51c.
“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.)
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