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Mystery of poet stirs 'varsity
Title : Mystery of poet stirs 'varsity Mystery of poet stirs 'varsity
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Source : Mail, 17 June 1944, p. 6
Date of creation : 1944
Format : Newspaper
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Ern Malley's poems were published in the autumn issue of Adelaide literary journal Angry Penguins in 1944. The magazine's editor, Max Harris, believed he had discovered a literary genius in Malley. Almost immediately, however, rumours began circulating that Ern Malley did not exist.

This newspaper article reports on the claims of an Adelaide University lecturer that the Ern Malley poems were written by Max Harris.

Related names :

Malley, Ern

McAuley, James, 1917-1976

Stewart, Harold, 1916-

Harris, Max, 1921-1995

Coverage year : 1944
Further reading :
'Ern Malley',The Advertiser,4 July 1944, p. 4
Heyward, Michael. The Ern Malley Affair, St Lucia, Qld.: University of Queensland Press, 1993
'Local lecturer cries "hoax"!', On dit, 16 June 1944, p. 1

Malley, Ern.Collected poems, Pymble, NSW: Angus & Robertson, 1993

Malley, Ern.The darkening ecliptic , Melbourne: Reed & Harris, 1944

'On Dit scoops Sydeny press', On dit, 23 June 1944, p. 1

Riddell, Don. 'Still angry', The Adelaide review, September 2003, p. 6

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