Welcome to the January–February issue! Highlights include:
- 2017 Publisher Picks
- Michael Winkler reviews Alexis Wright's book on 'Tracker' Tilmouth
- Peter Goldsworthy on a new biography of Czesław Miłosz
- Barbara Keys on Odd Arne Westad's new history of the Cold War
- Kevin Foster on Chris Masters' new book on the ADF
- Memoirs by Claire Tomalin, Mike Willesee, and Tina Brown
- Chris Masters is our Open Page guest
January–February 2018, no. 398
In Alexis Wright’s novel Carpentaria (2006), Girlie claims, ‘If you ever want to find out about anything in your vicinity, you have to talk to the mad people.’ There are a lot of mad people in Wright’s biography of Aboriginal activist, thinker, and provocateur ‘Tracker’ Tilmouth. He is probably the maddest of all, in the ...
Peter Goldsworthy reviews 'Miłosz: A biography' by Andrzej Franaszek, edited and translated by Aleksandra Parker and Michael Parker
About halfway through this thick biography of the Nobel Prize-winning poet Czesław Miłosz (and halfway through the century of horrors that his life experiences uncannily track and are witness to) came a passage that stopped me dead ...
‘Leir the sonne of Baldud, was admitted ruler over the Britaines, in the year of the world 3105’ (Holinshed’s Chronicles, 1577). Shakespeare’s play King Lear is set in the long ago, the age of ballads and folktales. ‘Amongst those things that nature gave ...’ goes the ballad ...