July–August 2013, no. 353

July–August 2013, no. 353

Welcome to our annual Art issue! Noted photography scholar Helen Ennis – in her ABR George Hicks Foundation Fellowship – writes about Olive Cotton’s second marriage and slow re-emergence as a photographer. Mark Dober and Mary Eagle review the big new NGV Monet and NGA Turner exhibitions. Other highlights include Tim Rowse’s review of Marcia Langton’s 2012 Boyer Lectures and Morag Fraser’s reading of Joyce Carol Oates’s new novel. In Advances we question the Melbourne Writers’ Festival’s strong emphasis on the London Review of Books in its new program. Our Open Page guest this month is the Pascall Prize winner, Kerryn Goldsworthy.

The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates

The Asylum by John Harwood

Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century edited by Angus Trumble and Andrea Wolk Rager

Public Sydney: Drawing the City edited by Philip Thalis and Peter John Cantrill

The Misogyny Factor by Anne Summers

Glorious Days: Australia 1913 edited by Michelle Hetherington

Boy, Lost by Kristina Olsson

A Lasting Record by Stephen Downes

Lightning by Felicity Volk

Transactions by Ali Alizadeh

Island 132 edited by Rachel Edwards and Matthew Lamb

Goad Omen by Corey Wakeling

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