March 2017, issue no. 389

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Glyn Davis reviews 'The Best Australian Essays 2016' edited by Geordie Williamson

Glyn Davis

An annual challenge: how to select essays which capture the moment but live beyond the immediate?

For some, rigour matters. The series editor for The Best American Essays ... More

Varun Ghosh reviews 'Born to Run' by Bruce Springsteen

Varun Ghosh

‘I come from a boardwalk town where almost everything is tinged with a bit of fraud. So am I.’ Thus begins the captivating autobiography of Bruce Springsteen. No treacly guitar man’s ... More

Jane Sullivan reviews 'Do You Love Me Or What?' by Sue Woolfe

Jane Sullivan

An odd thing happened after I had finished reading this short story collection. I came back to it a couple of weeks later, intending to write this review, and found I had almost completely ... More

Margaret Harris reviews 'Victoria: The woman who made the modern world' by Julia Baird

Margaret Harris

The Empire over which Queen Victoria ruled for more than sixty years no longer paints the globe red. Yet Victoria is still ubiquitous. She is memorialised in the Commonwealth of Australia ... More

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