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Andreas Gaile

Andreas Gaile reviews 'My Life as a Fake' by Peter Carey

August 2003, no. 253 01 August 2003
To an outside observer of the Australian literary and cultural scene, the Ern Malley hoax is one of those spin-offs in the Australian experience that keep on conjuring up Mark Twain’s famous dictum of the nature of the country’s history: ‘It does not read like history, but like the most beautiful lies ... It is full of surprises, and adventures, the incongruities, and contradictions, and inc ... (read more)