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James McAuley

AKA James Phillip McAuley

Born: 12-Oct-1917
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 15-Oct-1976
Location of death: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: Australian poet, Ern Malley hoaxer

Military service: Australian Army (WWII)

With Harold Stewart, perpetrated the "Ern Malley Hoax", in which fabricated verse was submitted to a literary magazine, Angry Penguins, as the long-lost poetry of deceased auto mechanic Ernest "Ern" Malley. A special edition of the magazine appeared, as well as a volume of Malley's poetry, The Darkening Ecliptic. McAuley and Stewart revealed their hoax nine months later.

Father: Patrick McAuley (b. 1880)
Mother: Mary Maude Judge
Wife: Norma Abernathy (m. 20-Jun-1942)

    High School: Fort Street High School, Sydney
    University: University of Sydney
    Professor: English, University of Tasmania (1961-)

    Converted to Catholicism 1952 (from Anglicanism)

Author of books:
Under Aldebbaran (1946, poetry)
A Vision of Ceremony (1956, poetry)
The End of Modernity: Essays on Literature, Art and Culture (1959)
The Six Days of Creation (1963, poetry)
James McAuley (1963, poetry)
Captain Quiros (1964, poetry)
A Primer of English Versification (1966)
Versification: A Short Introduction (1966)
Surprises of the Sun (1969, poetry)
The Personal Element in Australian Poetry (1970)
Collected Poems 1936-1970 (1971, poetry)
A Map of Australian Verse (1975, poetry)
The Grammar of the Real: Selected Prose, 1959-1974 (1975)
Music Late at Night (1976, poetry)
Time Given: Poems 1970-1976 (1976, poetry)
A World of Its Own (1977, poetry)

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