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Published 1 October 1968 in Volume 3 No. 4.
Cite as: McAuley, James. ‘Review by James McAuley.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 3, no. 4, 1968. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.ffa229663a.
McAuley’s critique of John Shaw Neilson’s poetry identifies a “weakness in diction arising from a certain clumsiness and lack of self-clarification in the poet”. Nevertheless, a close analysis of Shaw Neilson’s versification reveals, in some poems, an admirable “metrical sense”…