Who's Who?: Hoaxes, Imposture and Identity Crises in Australian Literature

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Maggie Nolan, Carrie Dawson
Univ. of Queensland Press, 2004 - Australian literature - 179 pages
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. Read together, these essays offer a map of identity crises in Australian literary culture, allowing us to see the complexities of, and the many differences between, individual cases. 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.
 

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Contents

Imposture National
1
Demidenko and the Problems
14
Reading Carey Reading Malley
28
Popular Authorship
56
or Who Really Killed
74
Mudrooroo and Demidenko
89
Crafty Impostor or Rebel with a Cause?
101
Carmens Coming
134
Marlo Morgan and the Fabrication
149
The Khouri Affair
165
Notes on Contributors 78
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