August 2017, issue no. 393

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David Schlosberg reviews 'How Did We Get Into This Mess? Politics, equality, nature' by George Monbiot

David Schlosberg

In reviewing this broad retrospective of George Monbiot’s Guardian columns, How Did We Get Into This Mess?, it is difficult to focus solely on the actual content of those commen More

Ryan Cropp reviews 'Donald Horne: Selected writings' edited by Nick Horne

Ryan Cropp

The American novelist Richard Yates once remarked to an interviewer that he had the misfortune of having written his best book first. He might have found an ally in Donald Horne, whose fir More

Agnes Nieuwenhuizen reviews 'Australian Lives: An intimate history' by Anisa Puri and Alistair Thomson

Agnes Nieuwenhuizen

Meet Ruth Apps, born 1926 and gleefully proud of her Irish convict ancestry. Her father lost the use of an arm in Gallipoli and was also mentally affected. During World War II he slept in More

2017 Calibre Essay Prize (Second prize): 'To Speak of Sorrow' by Darius Sepehri

Darius Sepehri

Tehran, April 1987: Going Under - Descending in a stream of arpeggio broken chords: as we moved through night and the vernal air down into the green earth, my mother thought she heard a ch More

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