May 2017, issue no. 391

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Benjamin Chandler reviews 'All Fall Down' by Cassandra Austin

Benjamin Chandler

The collapse of a bridge is the catalyst in Cassandra Austin’s All Fall Down, isolating the small town of Mululuk in true Australian gothic fashion ...

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'Zeitgeist' by Bronwyn Lea

Bronwyn Lea

We admire it because it disdains to destroy us:
beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror

Chagall’s falling man, a grandfather clock, a yellow
cow with a blue violin populate an allegory of ter ... More

Beejay Silcox reviews 'The Idiot' by Elif Batuman

Beejay Silcox

Email is a chimeric beast, an uneasy mix of intimacy and distance – unlimited time and space to say precisely what we mean, coupled with the unnerving promise of instant delivery ...

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Dennis Altman reviews 'And Then I Found Me' by Noel Tovey

Dennis Altman

Looking back on his career, Noel Tovey writes: ‘I could work in three languages. I had dined in the finest restaurants in Europe and America with pop stars and royalty and I had a career ... More

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