Top 10 Literary Hoaxes


Subject:
Literature & Books , Forgeries and Hoaxes

Description:
Article from 2001 describing significant "literary hoaxes from Shakespearean 'discoveries' to flying saucer frauds." Includes brief descriptions of these documents and authors, such as the 18th century Thomas Chatterton, who wrote "faux-medieval poems ... [and] cashed in on the vogue for literary antiquity by touting his verse as the work of a 15th-century monk," and the forged Hitler diaries revealed in 1983. From Guardian Unlimited, the website of the British newspaper, The Guardian.

Publisher:
Guardian Newspapers Limited

Language:
English

Source:
http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,6109,594060,00.html


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