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Who’s Who: Hoaxes, Imposture and Identity Crises in Australian Literature. Australian Literary Studies Vol 21 No 4

Maggie Nolan, Carrie Dawson (eds.)

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Brings together for the first time essays that consider a range of high-profile cases of literary hoaxing, identity crisis or imposture in Australian literature. Critics explore the history of hoaxing and imposture, and consider the cultural and political issues at stake.
The names Ern Malley, Wanda Koolmatrie, Helen Demidenko, Norma Khouri, Marlo Morgan and – in different ways – Mudrooroo, are all associated with identity scandals that have gained international prominence. Popular authors like ‘Carter Brown’ and ‘Nino Culotta’, who have sold millions of copies of books, have had their identities created and then called into question through the exigencies of the publishing industry, while writers like Peter Carey and Joseph Furphy have thematised imposture and hoaxing in their fiction. Who’s Who? brings together for the first time essays that consider a range of high-profile cases of literary hoaxing, identity crisis or imposture in Australian literature. Critics explore the history of hoaxing and imposture, and consider the cultural and political issues at stake.
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Contributors: Bill Ashcroft, Alice Brittan, David Carter, Maureen Clark, Carrie Dawson, Susanna Egan, Cath Ellis, Terry Goldie, Toni Johnson-Woods, Sonia Mycak, Marguerite Nolan and Gillian Whitlock.

Additional Information

AuthorMaggie Nolan, Carrie Dawson (eds.)
Number of pages179
PublisherUniversity of Queensland Press
Year Published2004
Binding Type

Softcover

Book Condition

Fine