Welcome to our April issue – with a gory Stalin on the cover. Mark Edele reviews the new book on Stalin by distinguished Soviet historian (and ABR regular) Sheila Fitzpatrick. Elsewhere, Kevin Rabalais writes about Brazil, Miriam Cosic revisits The Female Eunuch, and George Megalogenis is our guest on Open Page. Arts Update features prominently, with reviews of The Daughter, The Lady in the Van, and Picnic at Hanging Rock and Michael Shmith interviews Leo Schofield for Stage Door.
April 2016, no. 380
The long subtitle of this biography says it all. Hill was an immensely popular and influential travel writer in the 1930s and 1940s. Her books The Great Australian Loneliness (193 ... More
I first encountered Sheila Fitzpatrick's work in the mid-1990s. The 1986–87 controversy in The Russian Review about how to write a social history of Stalinism was taught as a mi ... More
In the early 1990s, after Leo Schofield was – not without controversy – appointed the artistic director of the Melbourne Festival, Clive James referred to our own emerging cultural tsa ... More