Melbourne, the late 1940s. A young conservative Australian poet named Christopher Chubb decides to teach his country a lesson about pretension and authenticity. Choosing as his target the most avant-garde of the literary magazines, he submits for publication the entire oeuvre of one Bob McCorkle, a working-class poet of raw power and sexual ...Read MoreMelbourne, the late 1940s. A young conservative Australian poet named Christopher Chubb decides to teach his country a lesson about pretension and authenticity. Choosing as his target the most avant-garde of the literary magazines, he submits for publication the entire oeuvre of one Bob McCorkle, a working-class poet of raw power and sexual frankness, conveniently dead at twenty-four and entirely the product of Chubb's imagination. Not only does the magazine fall for the hoax, but the local authorities also sue its editor for publishing obscenity. At the trial someone uncannily resembling the faked photograph of the invented McCorkle, leaps to his feet. At this moment a horrified Chubb is confronted by the malevolent being he has himself manufactured...Read Less
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Audio CD Ex-Library This unabridged audio book on CD has 8 CD's in near fine condition with a library's initials written on each CD. The plastic case is in very good condition with some stickers on it. This book is performed by Sue Lyons and lasts about 9.75 hours.
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Good. 8 AUDIO CDs in the clamshell case, polished for your satisfaction, published by Recorded Books, withdrawn from the library collection. Library markings and stickers to the CDs. Some shelf wear to the box. Each audio cd is in an individual slot, protected and clear sounding. Enjoy this audio performance.
Good. Audio Book 7 RELIABLE audio cassettes in the clamshell case published by Recorded Books withdrawn from the library collection. Some library sticker and markings to the box. The tapes sits in an individual slot, sturdy and presentable. Each cassette is tested for quality of sound. Enjoy this unabridged audio cassette performance!
Very Good. Ex-Library 7 unabridged audio cassettes in original plastic case. Usual library markings. Running time: 9.75 hrs. Brilliantly fictionalized sping on the greatest literary hoax in Australia's colorful history. Carey's masterful tale receives a sparkling narration by Lyons who provides authentic and compelling voices for the full cast of vivid characters.
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