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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 “She Flings her Elfin Dreams of Mystery” : The Child-Poet Gwen Cope in the Land of “Australian Faery,” 1931–1939
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'Gwen Cope enjoyed a significant reputation as a gifted Australian child-poet throughout the 1930s. Nevertheless, her two collections remain unacknowledged in the history of Australian literature despite their popularity. This article situates Cope's fairy-poetry against the ideological backdrop defined by adult fairy-poets of the 1930s to reveal fundamental discords between the child-poet writing her vision of fairy-folklore and the canonical writers who aimed to re-conceptualize " faery-lore" in the interests of Australian national literature.' (Author's abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Bookbird vol. 51 no. 1 January 2013 Z1923813 2013 periodical issue 2013 pg. 21-30
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