May 2018, issue no. 401

'A welcome moment of pause for those of us who have been at once exhilarated and troubled by the #MeToo campaign.'
Alecia Simmonds reviews 'Rape and Resistance: Understanding the complexities of sexual violation' by Linda Martín Alcoff (free)
Once Again: Outside in the House of Art
Read Kirsten Tranter's 2018 Calibre Prize essay (runner-up) on art, longing, and motherhood [$]
The legend of the Bible
Alan Atkinson reviews The Bible in Australia - A cultural history by Meredith Lake [$]
Battles of wills
Chris Flynn reviews 'Property' by Lionel Shriver (free)
'Some sheltering consensus'
Morag Fraser reviews 'What Are We Doing Here?: Essays' by Marilynne Robinson [$]
Undiminished voice
Shaun Crowe reviews 'On Borrowed Time' by Robert Manne [$]
Open Page with Justine Ettler
An interview with the author of 'The River Ophelia', (Picador, 1995) and 'Bohemia Beach' (Transit Lounge)
Poet of the Month - Pam Brown
ABR interviews poet Pam Brown, author of 'Missing up' (2015) and 'Click here for what we do' (2018) – both from Vagabond Press
T-shirts and tote bags
ABR is now selling high quality branded merchandise!
Peter Rose on poetry, memoir and fiction
Peter Rose was interviewed by Nic Brasch for The Garret Podcast

Christopher Allen reviews 'Keeping Their Marbles: How the treasures of the past ended up in museums ... and why they should stay there' by Tiffany Jenkins

Christopher Allen

There are cases in which it seems, on the face of it, unambiguously right to restore stolen or misappropriated cultural objects to their original setting or at least to their last known ad More

Paul Watt reviews 'Destiny: The extraordinary career of pianist Eileen Joyce' by David Tunley, Victoria Rogers, and Cyrus Meher-Homji

Paul Watt

Eileen Joyce’s name is not to be found in books about the great pianists, but a great pianist she was nonetheless. Born and raised in rural Tasmania and Western Australia, she studied in More

Benjamin Ivry reviews 'Our Life Grows' by Ryszard Krynicki, translated by Alissa Valles

Benjamin Ivry

This poem, cited in its entirety, is ‘My Poor Son’ by the Polish writer Ryszard Krynicki, who will be seventy-five years old in June 2018. Likely the finest poet in the generation afte More

Michael Falk reviews 'What the Victorians made of Romanticism: Material artifacts, cultural practices, and reception history' by Tom Mole

Michael Falk

A quiet revolution is underway in academic literary criticism. Three movements are at the vanguard: ecocriticism, digital humanities, and material culture. At first, they might seem distin More

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