Missing from my own life

Elisabeth Holdsworth

About ten years ago I was interviewed on Irish radio on a matter entirely unconnected with writing. The first question the interviewer asked me was, ‘Is that yourself, Elisabeth?’ This ... More

'Long live independent publishing' - ABR at 300

Peter Rose et al.
Most editors look forwards, not back. We have to: there are pages to fill, readers to court, deadlines to meet. But publication of a 300th issue of a literary review invites retrospection, if More

Helen Garner's return to fiction

Peter Rose

The Spare Room marks Helen Garner’s return to fiction after a long interval. Since Cosmo Cosmolino (1992), she has concentrated on non-fiction and journalism: newspaper c ... More

J.M. Coetzee reviews 'The Modernist Papers' by Frederic Jameson

J.M. Coetzee

Though by profession a scholar of literature with a specialism in French literature, Fredric Jameson (born 1934) has made his mark as a cultural historian and even as what used to be calle ... More

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