April 2011, no. 330

April 2011, no. 330

News from the Editor's Desk


ABR is now online

This month we launch our online edition. ABR OE, which complements but in no way replaces the print version, is probably the most important innovation at ABR since its revival in 1978. With this ...

Harold McLeish, Chris Flynn, Graham Bradley, and Timothy Roberts

Behind the screen

Dear Editor,

Questions of objectivity and subject-ivity are a burden borne equally by anthologist and reviewer, so it was with some surprise that I read Chris Flynn’s oddly unsympathetic and bathetic review of tw ...

Charles Lock reviews 'Patrick White within the Western Literary Tradition' by John Beston and 'Remembering Patrick White' edited by Elizabeth McMahon and Brigitta Olubas

Charles Lock

That Patrick White is thought of as an Australian writer is, though regrettable, undeniable. Two problems follow: the first being that he tends to be presented by his critical custodians in an almost comically restricted way, as though White’s works needed to be measured and justified only by Australian standards and terms of comparison ...

Norman Etherington reviews 'Botany Bay: The Real Story' by Alan Frost

Norman Etherington

In 1970, at the age of twenty-seven, Alan Frost joined the English Department of La Trobe University. His first love had been the study of poetry, for which he earned an MA at the University of Queensland. That led to a PhD at the University of Rochester, where he wrote on ...

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