March 2014, no. 359

March 2014, no. 359

Welcome to the March issue! Morag Fraser continues her series of annual Letters from America about politics in the United States. Shane Carmody tackles Senator Bernardi’s revolutionary tract. Gideon Haigh writes about the strange torpor among investigative journalists prior to the GFC. Lisa Gorton surveys David Malouf’s poetic oeuvre with particular reference to his new collection, Earth Hour. We also review new films Tracks and Dallas Buyers Club, and Michael Gow’s new play at Belvoir, Once in Royal David’s City; while Patrick McCaughey writes about the majestically restored Rijksmuseum. All this and much more in your ABR!

Full Contents

Poetry

Earth Hour by David Malouf

Biography

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee

History

The Reef: A Passionate History by Iain McCalman

Anthology

The Best Australian Essays 2013 edited by Robert Manne

Politics

The Conservative Revolution by Cory Bernardi

Politics

The Whitlam Legacy edited by Troy Bramston

Fiction

One Boy Missing by Stephen Orr

Fiction

The Lost Girls by Wendy James

Fiction

The Great Unknown: Stories edited by Angela Meyer

Fiction

Letter to George Clooney by Debra Adelaide

Fiction

The Weaver Fish by Robert Edeson

Film

Tracks

Philosophy

Enlightenment Shadows by Genevieve Lloyd

Anthology

Outcrop: Radical Australian Poetry of Land edited by Corey Wakeling and Jeremy Balius

Anthology

A Country Too Far: Writings on Asylum Seekers edited by Rosie Scott and Tom Keneally

Food

The Agrarian Kitchen by Rodney Dunn & New Classics by Philippa Sibley

Poetry

Towns in the Great Desert by Peter Boyle

Literary Studies

The Garden of Eros by John Calder