May 2015, no. 371

May 2015, no. 371

Welcome to the May Issue! Highlights include Sophie Cunningham's 2015 Calibre Prize-winning essay 'Staying with the trouble', and the Peter Porter Poetry Prize shortlist. Also, we ask critics and editors what would most improve Australian critical culture, Scott McCulloch visits Tehran, Sheila Fitzpatrick delves into Ramona Koval's memoir, Stephen Edgar reviews Les Murray's new poetry collection, and Ruth A. Morgan reviews a new book on Gunns. Plus Chris Flynn on Steve Toltz' new novel Quicksand, Doug Wallen on a live performance by Paul Kelly, Bernadette Brennan on Helen Garner's 1984 novella The Children's Bach, Luke Slattery on David Malouf’s Being There, and David McCooey is our Poet of the Month.

Waiting for the Past by Les Murray

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Quicksand by Steve Toltz

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The Rise and Fall of Gunns LTD by Quentin Beresford

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Being There: Book 3 by David Malouf

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Vanessa and her sister by Priya Parmar & Adeline by Norah Vincent

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The Last Pulse by Anson Cameron

Wolf, Wolf by Eben Venter

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Down to the River by S.J. Finn

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The Torch by Peter Twohig

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Possibilities by Herbie Hancock

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Lost Plays in Shakespeare's England edited by David McInnis and Matthew Steggle

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Eugene O'Neill: A Life In Four Acts by Robert M. Dowling

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Iphigenia among the Taurians by Euripides (translated by Anne Carson)

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Pericles of Athens by Vincent Azoulay translated by Janet Lloyd

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The Hidden Jane Austen by John Wiltshire

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Another Great Day At Sea by Geoff Dyer

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