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 'There are many visits in Amy Witting’s first novel, published in 1977. At its centre is the mysterious visit to Bangoree of the celebrated Australian poet Roderick Fitzallan – but, this being a Witting novel set in a fictional town in small-minded rural Australia, a poet uncelebrated in Bangoree, where ‘a poet would be a vagrant, by definition’.'

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    y separately published work icon The Visit Amy Witting , West Melbourne : Nelson , 1977 Z111507 1977 single work novel

    'In The Visit—Amy Witting’s debut novel, first published when she was almost sixty—a group of Bangoree residents gather to read plays by Beckett and Brecht. But their literary pursuits, and their lives, take an unexpected turn after it is revealed that the late Roderick Fitzallan set some of his celebrated love poems in their small country town. Who is the local mystery woman who inspired Fitzallan’s verse all those years ago?' (Synopsis)

    Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2017
    pg. vii-xiv
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