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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... no. 409 March 2019 of Australian Book Review est. 1961 Australian Book Review
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* Contents derived from the 2019 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Flight from Manusi"Awake", Behrouz Boochani , Omid Tofighian (translator), single work poetry (p. 7)
The Philosophy of a Billionaire : A Second Look at the Businessman Tuned Politician, Paul Williams , single work essay

'Future generations of readers will invariably look back in awe at the second decade of twenty-first-century Australian politics for its ridiculous revolving door of prime ministers. Personal and journalistic accounts of this rare instability – Australia had six prime ministers between 2010 and 2018 – have certainly proved a publishing bonanza. Defeated prime ministers publish memoirs as rapidly as journalists and commentators write their chronicles.'  (Introduction)

(p. 16-17)
'Well, There Are Other Publishing Companies' : On MUP and the Resilience of Non-fiction Publishing, Dominic Kelly , single work column

'The University of Melbourne’s announcement on 30 January 2019 that Melbourne University Publishing would henceforth ‘refocus on being a high-quality scholarly press in support of the University’s mission of excellence in teaching and research’, which led to the resignations of its chief executive, Louise Adler, and five other board members, was just three days old when one of the more absurd responses was floated as a serious option.'  (Introduction)

(p. 19-21)
Smudged, Francesca Sasnaitis , single work essay

'According to the online resource Climate Action Tracker, Australia’s emissions from fossil fuels and industry continue to rise and are heading for an increase of nine per cent above 2005 levels by 2030, rather than the fifteen to seventeen per cent decrease in emissions required to meet Australia’s Paris Agreement target. What this means for our environment and how the changes will manifest is a matter for speculation.'  (Introduction)

(p. 24)
Father Man, James Ley , single work essay

'The term ‘exploded view’ refers to an image in a technical manual that shows all the individual parts of a machine, separates them out, but arranges them on the page so that you can see how they fit together. As the title of Carrie Tiffany’s new novel, it can be interpreted as a definitive metaphor and perhaps, in a somewhat looser sense, an analogy for her evocative technique. Various things happen over the course of Exploded View, some of them dramatic, but the novel has little in the way of a conventional plot. Its characters exist in relation to one another, but they barely interact. There is almost no dialogue. It is the kind of novel in which the psychological and emotional unease is displaced or buried beneath the matter-of-fact narration.' (Introduction)

(p. 25)
Loops and Folds, Kerryn Goldsworthy , single work essay

'In his 2017 essay ‘Notes for a Novel’, illuminatingly added as a kind of afterword at the end of this book, Steven Carroll recalls a dream that he had twenty years ago. It was this dream, he says, that grew into a series of novels centred on the Melbourne suburb of Glenroy, a series of which this novel is the sixth and last. ' (Introduction)

(p. 27)
Ancient Falls, Chris Murray , single work essay

'Fusion is the fiction début from the author of the acclaimed Madness: A memoir (2013). It draws on Australian gothic and older gothic traditions. With the meditative possibilities of walking alpine ranges, it also portrays claustrophobia and compulsion. Its drama centres on a small and wounded cast, a reclusive household that suddenly encounters the outside world.' (Introduction)

(p. 28)
Kent and Cook, Susan Sheridan , single work essay

'Kenneth Cook (1929-87) was a prolific author best known for his first novel, Wake in Fright (1961), which was based on his experience as a young journalist in Broken Hill in the 1950s. In January 1972, as I sat in a London cinema watching the film made from this novel by director Ted Kotcheff, its nightmare vision of outback life seared itself into my brain. I was about to return home to Australia after two and a half years away, and I wondered why on earth I had made the fateful decision to go back to a place as violent and cruel as this. (Introduction)

(p. 29)
'The Making of Len' : The Rollicking World of Leonard French, Sheridan Palmer , single work essay

'Old friendships and close collaborations between author and subject can be either a blessing or a curse in biography – a tightrope between discretionary tact and open fire. Both call for intimate but balanced subjectivity, especially where virile egos are concerned. The Boy from Brunswick, a massive tome with sixty chapters and 540 pages, offers a bit of everything.' (Introduction)

(p. 32-33)
Dancing with Stephen Hawkingi"I was living in England. Punk days, they were.", John Foulcher , single work poetry (p. 34)
The Mirror Hurlers, Ross Gillett , sequence poetry (p. 35-36)
The Looking-Glass Apprenticei"Mistress, I’ve seen the sunlight swim on red brick walls. I’ve watched your mirror fly", Ross Gillett , single work poetry (p. 40)
The Mirrori"This is my sworn story of staying whole. My owner knows it backwards.", Ross Gillett , single work poetry (p. 40)
The Mirror Detectivei"I know them. Their two-faced ways, their almost invisible", Ross Gillett , single work poetry (p. 40)
The Mirror Loversi"There are those who will never release their mirrors.", Ross Gillett , single work poetry (p. 40)
The Mirror Mistressi"I loved the lanes,", Ross Gillett , single work poetry (p. 40-41)
63 Temple Street, Mong Koki"Remember 63 Temple Street, Mong Kok?", Belle Ling , single work poetry (p. 41-42)
Searching the Deadi"The bone-coloured branches of the rusty fig", Andy Kissane , single work poetry (p. 43)
Raveni"Out walking Sunday morning, the light wintering", Mark Tredinnick , single work poetry (p. 43)
'Conquering Time's Atrocities' : An Abundant Final Collection from Judith Rodriguez, Jennifer Strauss , single work essay

'Judith Rodriguez, who died in November 2018, was a champion of other people’s causes: the right to be heard, the right to freedom from persecution, the right to refuge when such freedom is denied. She was also a champion of poetry and gave generously of her time and energy to fighting its corner. Generations of fledgling poets profited from her mentoring; generations of students were introduced to the pleasures of Parnassus through her intelligent promotion of fellow poets, notably in her time as poetry editor for Penguin Australia (1988–97).'  (Introduction)

(p. 44-45)

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