Memoir

Matt Granfield: HipsterMattic

Alex O'Brien
20 January 2012

Infinitely cooler

Alex O’Brien

 

HipsterMattic
by Matt Granfield
Allen & Unwin, $24.99 pb, 320 pp, 9781742377858

 

In the past, a twenty-something could exemplify le dernier cri without having to dispense with his bicycle gears, reflecto ... More

Felicity Plunkett reviews 'The Romantic' by Kate Holden

Felicity Plunkett
15 November 2011

For a book featuring a lot of sex, The Romantic – whose title could be ironic, acerbic, or hopeful – disgust is not the most obvious predominant motif readers might expect...< More

Peter Ryan: Final Proof

Sue Ebury
29 June 2011

Balancing act

Sue Ebury

 

FINAL PROOF: MEMOIRS OF A PUBLISHER
by Peter Ryan
Quadrant Books, $44.95 hb, 210 pp, 9780980677836

 

‘Thank God I have done with him!’ – the words uttered by Dr Johnson’s publisher when he received the final proofs of ... More

Tim Bonyhady: Good Living Street

Evelyn Juers
24 May 2011

Leaving Vienna, city of windows

Evelyn Juers

 

GOOD LIVING STREET: THE FORTUNES OF MY VIENNESE FAMILY
by Tim Bonyhady
Allen & Unwin, $35 pb, 464 pp, 9781742371467

 

Would it be indulgent to invoke Leonard Cohen? It’s just that his song ‘Take Th ... More

Anthony Macris: When Horse Became Saw

Jo Case
26 April 2011

Not shutting up

Jo Case

 

When Horse Became Saw: A Family’s Journey through Autism
by Anthony Macris
Viking, $32.95 pb, 307 pp, 9780670074655

 

In January this year the New York Times ran a controversial review article titled ‘The Problem ... More

'Dr Goldsworthy on Dr Chekhov' by Peter Goldsworthy

Peter Goldsworthy
12 April 2011

‘Who do you think you are?’ an eminent paediatrician once thundered at me across a child’s cot during his weekly grand ward round. ‘Anton Chekhov?’

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David Walker: Not Dark Yet

John Rickard
24 March 2011

An historian’s journey into the past

John Rickard

 

Not Dark Yet: A Personal History
by David Walker
Giramondo, $32.95 pb, 336 pp, 9781920882655

 

It is perhaps not surprising that historians, as they edge towards retirement, should consider the poss ... More

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