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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