June 2013, no. 352

June 2013, no. 352

Welcome to the June issue of ABR – another highly varied one. Emma McEwin – Douglas Mawson’s great-granddaughter – writes about Mawson’s ‘iron gut’ and his fellow Antarctic explorers’ dietary habits, including a queasy penchant for ‘penguins on horseback’. Miriam Cosic reviews the Coetzee–Auster correspondence, and Pascall Prize-winner Kerryn Goldsworthy reviews Lionel Shriver’s new novel. Brian McFarlane is underwhelmed by Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Opera is a major theme this month. World-renowned conductor Jeffrey Tate is intrigued by the controversial new biography of Benjamin Britten, and Peter Rose writes about three productions in Melbourne.

Full Contents

Fiction

Big Brother by Lionel Shriver

New Zealand

The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literature edited by Jane Stafford and Mark Williams

Letter Collections

Here and Now: Letters, 2008–2011 by Paul Auster and J.M. Coetzee & Distant Intimacy: A Friendship in the Age of the Internet by Frederic Raphael and Joseph Epstein

Fiction

The Beloved by Annah Faulkner

Fiction

My Beautiful Enemy by Cory Taylor

Fiction

Who We Were by Lucy Neave

Poetry

The Collected Blue Hills by Laurie Duggan

Literary Studies

From a Distant Shore: Australian Writers in Britain 1820–2012 by Bruce Bennett and Anne Pender

Education

Taking Stock: The Humanities in Australia edited by Mark Finnane and Ian Donaldson

Fiction

The Drinker by Hans Fallada, translated by Charlotte Lloyd and A.L. Lloyd

Fiction

Letters to the End of Love by Yvette Walker

Fiction

Now Showing by Ron Elliott

Poetry

Beast Language by Toby Davidson

Religion

Soldier of Christ: The Life of Pope Pius XII by Robert A. Ventresca

Ornithology

Mateship with Birds by A.H. Chisholm