February 2011, no. 328

February 2011, no. 328

News from the Editor's Desk

Internship opportunity

Australian Book Review – supported by the Sidney Myer Fund – seeks applications for an editorial intern. This is a unique opportunity for recent graduates seeking an entrée into publishing: no such paid editorial internship is currentl ...

James Ley, Rowena Lennox, Ian Britain

Critical statues

Dear Editor,

It may well have been Sibelius and not Bartók who said that no one has ever erected a statue in honour of a critic, but he was wrong. There is statue of Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve at Versaill ...

Alan Frost reviews 'Islanders: The Pacific in the Age of Empire' by Alan Frost

Alan Frost

Nicholas Thomas’s principal purposes in this study are to show, first, that the peoples of the Pacific were neither incurious about the world beyond their islands, nor lacking in the emotional or imaginative means to apprehend cultures different from their own. Even before the coming of European maritime discoverers ...

John B. Thompson: Merchants of Culture

Terri-ann White

merchants-of-cultureTesting times for modern publishers

Terri-ann White


Merchants o ...

Also in this issue

Ann Moyal: Platypus

Peter Menkhorst