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Published 1 October 1985 in Volume 12 No. 2. Subjects: Australian war literature, Myth, Nationalism, War poetry, Women - Literary portrayal, World War I.
Cite as: Taylor, Andrew. ‘War Poetry : Myth as De-formation and Re-formation.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 12, no. 2, 1985, doi: 10.20314/als.450da28873.
Australian poetry of the First World War began with a flood of
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