Welcome to the November Arts issue! Highlights include:
- 'If This Is A Jew' by Elisabeth Holdsworth
- Morag Fraser on a new study of Martin Luther
- Arts Highlights of the Year
- James Walter on Gareth Evans's memoir
- Johanna Leggatt reviews Whiteley on Trial
- Paul Giles on Peter Carey's new novel
- Roger McDonald is our Open Page guest
November 2017, no. 396
For most of my life I have thought of myself as a secular Jew; fascinated by the turbulent history of the Jews, not part of synagogue life. All that changed in 2012. We were living in Goulburn, New South Wales, at the time. My husband was on the point of retirement and we were about to move back to Victoria. During winter ...
Morag Fraser reviews 'Martin Luther: Rebel in an age of upheaval' by Heinz Schilling, translated by Rona Johnston
Australia’s politicians may be too mired in power skirmishes to notice that 31 October 2017 marked the five-hundredth anniversary of Martin Luther’s trumpet blast of the Reformation: the posting of the Ninety-Five Theses, his ‘Disputation on the Power of Indulgences’, on the bulletin board of a castle church in the ...
On learning that the premise of Peter Carey’s new novel involved a test of automobile reliability on a round trip across Australia, my first response was to dismiss it as a thin conceit for encompassing the country’s remoter landscape within a work of the imagination. The internet, however, quickly delivered old Pathé newsreels ...