The Ern Malley Affair
Account of one of the literary world's great hoaxes. Describes the circumstances behind the creation of the apocryphal poet, Ern Malley, the publication of his poems in the avant-garde journal 'Angry Penguins', and the subsequent trial of the magazine's unsuspecting editor Max Harris on obscenity charges. The poems are printed in full and for the first time in many years are seriously re-evaluated. Introduction by Robert Hughes. Includes extensive notes and an index. Heyward is a former co-editor of 'Scripsi'.
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What could I give this book but a perfect score for the hoax poets James McAuley and Harold Stewart pulled off. A hoax in one hand and in the other the greatest modernist expression Australia has ever ... Read full review