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The Sons of Clovis – a new book on Ern Malley

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The Sons of Clovis – a new book on Ern Malley

An article by David Rainey.   A new book on literary hoaxes, with new things to say about the Ern Malley hoax, is due for publication in late August.   Researching literary hoaxes has been a twenty year quest for Associate Professor David Brooks of the Department of English at the University of Sydney. Publicity for his new book The Sons of Clovis promises that it will be a scholarly tour de force, establishing previously unrecognised connections between the Australian scene and...

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Ern Malley: an introduction

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Ern Malley: an introduction

  An introduction by David Rainey.     One Saturday afternoon in October 1943, two young Sydney poets on war service in Melbourne found themselves at Victoria Barracks with time on their hands.  Lieutenant James McAuley and Corporal Harold Stewart held rhyme and metre somewhat sacred and wrote verse more traditional and classic in style than that of modernists of the period like Dylan Thomas, Henry Treece and T S Eliot and their Australian champions such as Adelaide poet Max...

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