February 2008, no. 298
I have often admired the mystical way of Pythagoras, and the secret magic of numbers.
Sir Thomas Browne, Religio Medici
The real world is not given to us, but put to us by way of a riddle.
During a lull in the fiercest weather event the south-east of the continent has seen in thirty years – we call them ‘events’ these days, as though someone’s putting them on – I went out on a Sunday morning and bought myse ...
‘I wanted to give a sense of the people of the book, the different hands that had made it, used it, protected it. I wanted it to be a gripping narrative, even suspenseful.’ So says Hanna Heath, protagonist of Geraldine Brooks’s latest novel, about her search through time and place for the history of ‘the Sarajevo Haggadah’, the ‘Book’ of the title ...
From the issue
- Epiphany: 'A Night at the Opera' by Deborah Cheetham
- 2019 Calibre Essay Prize (Winner): 'Nah Doongh’s Song' by Grace Karskens
- Sandra R. Phillips reviews The White Girl by Tony Birch
- 'Don’t Feel Sorry About It', a new poem by Robert Harris
- Keyvan Allahyari reviews Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace 1840s–1940s by David Carter and Roger Osborne
- 'Walgajunmanha All Time', a new poem by Charmaine Papertalk Green