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The Ern Malley Affair By Michael Heyward

The Ern Malley Affair
by Michael Heyward

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In 1943 Max Harris received some poems by a deceased Australian poet, Ern Malley, forwarded by Ern's sister Ethel. Harris was convinced that he had stumbled on a genius. He published the poems. However, they were, in fact, written by two soldiers. This book describes the consequences.
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The Ern Malley Affair by Michael Heyward

In October 1943, the young Australian literary editor, Max Harris, received a package of poems by a recently deceased Australian poet, Ern Malley, forwarded by Ern's sister Ethel. Harris was convinced that he had stumbled on a work of genius. He published the poems in his own magazine "Angry Penguins". But it was all a hoax, the Ern Malley poems were the work of two young Australian poets, James McAuley and Harold Stewart, who had composed the poems in the course of a single afternoon while on duty at their barracks in Melbourne. The consequences of this action were to haunt all the participants for the rest of their lives.

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GOR003556657
The Ern Malley Affair by Michael Heyward
Michael Heyward
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Faber & Faber
1993-08-16
224
0571167810
9780571167814
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