Slessor and Cleveland: A Footnote to ‘Adventure Bay’


Reviewing Slessor's One Hundred Poems for Meanjin Papers, Brian Elliott detected echoes of Hopkins and Eliot, and took Slessor to task for borrowing the phrase 'the talons of the rain' from FitzGerald. This provoked a tart reply from Slessor, and Elliott was forced to admit that he had been in error when he associated 'the talons of the rain' with FitzGerald.

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Published 1 October 1971 in Volume 5 No. 2. Subjects: Literary influences, Kenneth Slessor.

Cite as: Watson, K. D.. ‘Slessor and Cleveland: A Footnote to ‘Adventure Bay’.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, 1971, doi: 10.20314/als.012b397700.