September 2017, issue no. 394

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Anthony Lawrence reviews 'Selected Poems 1968–2014' by Paul Muldoon

Anthony Lawrence

Paul Muldoon’s friend and mentor, the late Seamus Heaney, once remarked that reading Muldoon was like being in a room with two informants: one a compulsive liar and one who always tells ... More

Elisabeth Holdsworth reviews 'Jewish Anzacs: Jews in the Australian military' by Mark Dapin

Elisabeth Holdsworth

Towards the end of this handsome work, Mark Dapin makes the following observation: ‘There are many more holocaust memoirs written by Jews who emigrated from Europe to Australia than ther ... More

Patrick Allington reviews 'A New England Affair' by Steven Carroll

Patrick Allington

In his fiction, Steven Carroll stretches and slows time. He combines this with deliberate over-explaining and repetition, the echoing of memories and ideas, coincidence, and theatricality. ... More

Johanna Leggatt reviews 'Australia Day' by Melanie Cheng

Johanna Leggatt

The characters in Melanie Cheng’s collection of short stories are all outsiders or misfits in some way. Some feel conspicuously out of place, such as the Lebanese immigrant Maha, in ‘T ... More

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