August 2014, no. 363

August 2014, no. 363

Welcome to our August issue – packed with good reading: reviews, commentary, new poetry, arts commentary. Few recent books have achieved such renown and influence as Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital in the Twenty-first Century’; Mark Triffitt reviews it for us. We have reviews of new fiction by Gerald Murnane and Lorrie Moore; and biographies of Don Dunstan, George Herbert and Wilhelm II. Kevin Rabalais writes about ‘My Brother Jack’ on its fiftieth birthday. Finally, among our poets this month is soon-to-be-visiting UK poet Simon Armitage.

Full Contents

Economics

Capital in the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Piketty

Fiction

A Million Windows by Gerald Murnane

Russia

Kicking the Kremlin by Marc Bennetts & Putin and the Oligarch by Richard Sakwa

True Crime

Jacks and Jokers by Matthew Condon

Australian History

WARNING: THE STORY OF CYCLONE TRACY by Sophie Cunningham

Fiction

The Wonders by Paddy O’Reilly

Fiction

Bark by Lorrie Moore

Australian History

Menzies at War by Anne Henderson

Fiction

The Yellow Papers by Dominique Wilson

Art

Behind the Doors: An Art History from Yuendumu by Philip Jones with Warlukurlangu Artists

Hollywood

FORBIDDEN MUSIC: by Michael Haas & HOLLYWOOD AND HITLER by Thomas Doherty

Poetry

Devadatta’s Poems by Judith Beveridge

Poetry

Stone Postcard by Paul Magee

Poetry

Radiance by Andy Kissane

Fiction

Claustrophobia by Tracy Ryan

Fiction

The Return by Silvia Kwon

Fiction

Wild Things by Brigid Delaney

Journal

Granta 127: Japan edited by Yuka Igarashi et al.

Picture Books

I Have a Dog by Charlotte Lance & Imagine a City by Elise Hurst