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Published 1 October 1989 in Volume 14 No. 2.
Cite as: Thwaites, Tony. ‘Review by Tony Thwaites.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, 1989. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.359b5f31ec.
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