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James Crouch contends: 'the direct model for "Ern Malley" may have been Cyril Connolly's imaginary poet "John Weaver", the protagonist of a literary hoax in the November 1941 issue of Horizon (London).
Judith Armstrong provides a personal account of a Wheeler Centre event titled 'Critical Failure'. The book session attended by Armstrong was based on the assertion that 'Australian criticism of film, theatre, books and the visual arts is, in its own words, "failing us all".'