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Published 1 May 1985 in Volume 12 No. 1.
Cite as: Heseltine, Harry Payne. ‘Xavier Herbert.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 12, no. 1, 1985. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.4955fd5744.
It is now some thirty years since Poor Fellow My Country was published, twenty since Xavier Herbert died. Both novel and author have fallen into the kind of neglect which not uncommonly overtakes large literary presences in the decades immediately…