Ern Malley Hoax

Fictional character created by James McAuley and Harold Stewart in an elaborately conceived deception to determine whether Max Harris who published Angry Penguins could distinguish between poetry that was 'a collection of garish images without coherent meaning and structure' and the real thing. It became international news and resulted in obsenity convictions and the death of modernist poetry in Australia.

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1944
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1944
1944
1944
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