The secrets of Ethel

Reimagining the catalyst of the literary hoax
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July 2021, no. 433
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Sincerely, Ethel Malley by Stephen Orr

Wakefield Press, $34.95 pb, 441 pp

The secrets of Ethel

Reimagining the catalyst of the literary hoax
by
July 2021, no. 433

‘Ern Malley’ – a great literary creation and the occasion of a famous literary hoax – has continued to attract fascinated attention ever since he burst upon the Australian poetry scene more than seventy years ago. But his sister Ethel has attracted little notice, she who set off the whole saga by writing to Max Harris, the young editor of Angry Penguins, asking whether the poems left by her late brother were any good, and signing herself ‘sincerely, Ethel Malley’.

Susan Sheridan reviews 'Sincerely, Ethel Malley' by Stephen Orr

Sincerely, Ethel Malley

by Stephen Orr

Wakefield Press, $34.95 pb, 441 pp

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