Kenneth Slessor: a biography
Reissue of a biographical study of one of Australia's finest poets, first published in a deluxe paperback edition in 1991. Explores Slessor's career as a journalist, war correspondent and poet and examines his often stormy private life. Written by one of Australia's most noted men of letters, this book has been acclaimed as a 'masterpiece of literary biography' (Clement Semmler).
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