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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... no. 379 March 2016 of Australian Book Review est. 1961 Australian Book Review
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* Contents derived from the 2016 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Advances, single work column (p. 1-2, 11)
Vale John Hirst, single work obituary (p. 2)
Brian Johns (1936-2016), Andy Lloyd James , Peter Rose , single work obituary (p. 5)
Open Letter to the Prime Minister and Minister for Immigration and Border Control, single work correspondence (p. 10)
'A Huge Subterranean World' : Unusual Consideration from a Biographer for a Subject's Privacy, Kerryn Goldsworthy , single work review
— Review of Mick : A Life of Randolph Stow Suzanne Falkiner , 2016 single work biography ;
'Late in 1998, the Times Literary Supplement, as was its wont, sent Randolph 'Mick' Stow a book for review. It was Xavier Herbert: A Biography (1998) by Francis de Groen, and Stow accepted the commission with enthusiasm. 'What a ghastly, embarrassing old pillock,' he wrote to his lifelong friend Bill Grono. 'Well, you'll soon read my opinion of him.' Stow's review tells a personal story of an encounter with Herbert at a 1963 supper party in Perth, and concludes that he liked Herbert even less by the end of the book than he did when he began it.' (13)
(p. 13-14)
The Sliding Scale, James McNamara , single work review
— Review of The Best Australian Essays 2015 2015 anthology essay ;
(p. 22-23)
Elder Boomers, David McCooey , single work review
— Review of Falling and Flying : Poems on Ageing 2015 anthology poetry ;
(p. 24)
Tailingsi"Eyelets of cosmos, anaemic stars, only gazing in words. That parrot", Amanda Joy , single work poetry (p. 26)
Lament for 'Cape' Kennedyi"Djirritch Djirritch", Campbell Thomson , single work poetry (p. 27)
Rage to Orderi"insert here: dark joke about sharks (keep swimming or they die)", Lisa Stonestreet , single work poetry (p. 29)
...A Passing Shower? (18 Aphorisms Verging on a Narrative)i"full moon, porch, firefly in", Dan Disney , single work poetry (p. 30-31)
Prelude to a Voicei"When Oedipus sank his thought into a ip for a diddle, the currents were shift and", Anne Elvey , single work poetry (p. 32)
A Literature of Pluralities : Wide-Ranging Ideas and Surprising Conjunctions, Susan Lever , single work review
— Review of Contemporary Australian Literature : A World Not Yet Dead Nicholas Birns , 2015 single work criticism ;
'From time to time, Australian literature has been fortunate enough to attract the enthusiasm of international critics, from C. Hartley Grattan in the 1920s to Paul Giles, who compared Australian and American literature in his scholarly Antipodean America (2013). Nicholas Birns, a New York academic, tells us that he first encountered Australian writing back in the 1980s and has been a member of the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies since then, including a long period as editor of its journal, Antipodes. In 2014 he spent six months in Australia, reading widely and talking to writers and critics. His resulting study of contemporary Australian literature is more the record of a personal encounter with Australian writing than a scholarly reference book.' (34)
(p. 34-35)
Review : Leaving Elvis and Other Stories, Francesca Sasnaitis , single work review
— Review of Leaving Elvis : And Other Stories Michelle Michau-Crawford , 2016 selected work short story ;
(p. 35)
The Man, Andrew Nette , single work review
— Review of Fear Is the Rider Kenneth Cook , 2016 single work novel ;
(p. 37)
Elusive Brooks, Jane Sullivan , single work review
— Review of Napoleon's Roads David Brooks , 2016 selected work prose ;
(p. 38)
Review : The Red Queen, Benjamin Chandler , single work review
— Review of The Red Queen Isobelle Carmody , 2015 single work novel ;
(p. 42)
Poetry in South Australia, Peter Goldsworthy , single work essay (p. 49)
The Silence of Siskinsi"He circles my arrival", Jelena Dinic , single work poetry (p. 50)
Secondaryi"The aubergine, by the window, glossy", Aidan Coleman , single work poetry (p. 50)

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