Slessor’s Cook: The Imprudent Hero


Julian Croft's difficulties with certain aspects of 'Five Visions of Captain Cook' ('Slessor's "Five Visions" ', Australian Literary Studies vol. 4, no. 2, 172-74), arise primarily from misinterpretation of the text. His comments also indicate a partial disorientation both geographically and nautically so that he mistakenly views one section of the poem as making Cook's decision seem prudent instead of heroic.

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

Cite as: McCallum, Gerald. ‘Slessor’s Cook: The Imprudent Hero.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 5, no. 2, 1971, doi: 10.20314/als.c67fce50f0.