Australian Poets Claim Responsibility for a Literary Hoax

Nicole Anae

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter


Regarded by some as the greatest literary fraud of the twentieth century, the Ern Malley hoax, perpetrated by two Australian soldiers who also were poets, not only raised serious questions about literary authenticity but also led to an obscenity trial that represented the first bureaucratic effort in Australia to censor poetry. Malley's enduring fame as a "poet" has outlived the hoax.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreat Events from History
Subtitle of host publicationModern Scandals
Place of PublicationCalifornia
PublisherSalem Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781587654688
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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