January–February 2017, issue no. 388

Welcome to our January-February issue! Highlights of the double issue include:

  • Klaus Neumann on refugees
  • Angelo Loukakis on Don Watson
  • Gabriel García Ochoa – Letter from Mexico
  • Publisher of the Month – our new Q & A
  • Three new ABR Writers’ Fellowships, each worth $7,500

Highlights from the current issue

Evelyn Juers reviews 'Cursed Legacy: The Tragic Life of Klaus Mann' by Frederic Spotts

Evelyn Juers

In ‘The Art of Biography’, Virginia Woolf insists that this ‘is the most restricted of all the arts’ and that even if many biographies are written, few survive. But somehow ...

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John Rickard reviews 'Divas: Mathilde Marchesi and her pupils' by Roger Neill

John Rickard

Finding the right teacher is always a challenge for young singers, and the relationship between student and teacher can see the formation of a lifelong bond. By the same ...

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Kevin Brophy reviews 'Ghostspeaking' by Peter Boyle

Kevin Brophy

If Peter Boyle’s new and selected, Towns in the Great Desert (which I reviewed in ABR, March 2014), was a tour de force of the imagination, and a book of stunningly str More

Jennifer Levasseur reviews 'A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on art, sex, and the mind' by Siri Hustvedt

Jennifer Levasseur

Siri Hustvedt revels in ambiguity, the in-between places where the certainties of fact fray. In her idea-driven novels such as  ...

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