March 2015, no. 369

March 2015, no. 369

Welcome to our March issue – a packed one with contributions from about 50 Australian writers, several of them new to the magazine. These include distinguished journalist-editor Luke Slattery, who writes about Volume 3 of Thomas Keneally’s ‘Australians’ and finds it somewhat wanting. David McCooey offers a spirited defence of John Kinsella. Novelist Andrea Goldsmith writes about two new books on Susan Sontag – and likes one of them. We publish the first in a new series of Reading Australia essays on key Australian texts: Kerryn Goldsworthy revisits Jessica Anderson’s much-loved novel ‘Tirra Lirra by the River’. Then we have reviews by people like Glyn Davis, Joan Beaumont, Nigel Biggar, Jane Sullivan – and much more!

Full Contents

Australian History

AUSTRALIANS, VOLUME 3: FLAPPERS TO VIETNAM by by Thomas Keneally

Poetry

SACK by John Kinsella

Biography

SUSAN SONTAG: A Biography by by Daniel Schreiber, trans. David Dollenmayer. & Susan Sontag by by Jerome Boyd Maunsell

Fiction

CAN’T AND WON’T by by Lydia Davis

Australian History

A Forger’s Progress: The Life of Francis Greenway by by Alasdair McGregor

Media

A Companion to the Australian Media edited by Bridget Griffen-Foley

Memoirs

THE WRITING LIFE by David Malouf

Fiction

Clade by James Bradley

Military History

ANZAC: THE UNAUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY by by Carolyn Holbrook

Economics

HARD TIMES: THE DIVISIVE TOLL OF THE ECONOMIC SLUMP by by Tom Clark and Anthony Heath

Biography

Dylan Thomas: A Literary Life by by William Christie

Cultural Studies

Women in Dark Times by by Jacqueline Rose

Poetry

The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini: A Bilingual Edition by edited and translated by Stephen Sartarelli

Fiction

The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish by by Dido Butterworth, edited and introduced by Tim Flannery

Biography

JOHN OLSEN: AN ARTIST’S LIFE by by Darleen Bungey

Biography

Bill: The Life of William Dobell by by Scott Bevan

Art

Order and Variation: Robert Jacks by by Kirsty Grant

Australian History

Emporium: Selling the Dream in Colonial Australia by by Edwin Barnard

Poetry

Collected Poems by by Mark Strand

Biography

Paul Hasluck: A Life by by Geoffrey Bolton

Philosophy

Essays and Reviews 1959–2002 by by Bernard Williams

Fiction

The Anchoress by by Robyn Cadwallader

Fiction

Oddfellows by by Nicholas Shakespeare

Fiction

A Madras Miasma by by Brian Stoddart

Society

Revolution by by Russell Brand

Journals

Westerly 59:2 by edited by Delys Bird and Tony Hughes-d’Aeth

Poetry

Axis, Book 1: ‘Areal’ by by a.j. carruthers

Journals

Offset No. 14 by edited by Angela Hryc, Hilal Kirmizi, and Anastasios Zaganidis