Barry Hill

Frances Devlin-Glass reviews 'Broken Song: T.G.H. Strehlow and Aboriginal possession' by Barry Hill

Frances Devlin-Glass
07 June 2019

It seems to be only a couple of years ago that my students declared gender and race to be the ‘hot’ topics in culture. Now, I confidently predict, they will relegate gender (still ackn More

Patrick McCaughey reviews 'Reason and Lovelessness: Essays, encounters, reviews 1980–2017' by Barry Hill

Patrick McCaughey
24 April 2018

Barry Hill’s collection of essays from the last four decades is commanding and impressive. Few could match his range of subjects: from Tagore to John Berger, Lucian Freud to Christina St More

Barry Hill reviews 'Kokoro' by Natsume Soseki, translated by Meredith McKinney

Barry Hill
27 September 2011

Australia is supposed to have a knowing relationship with East Asia, but the embarrassing truth we keep under wraps is that you can count on one hand the number of first-class translators we have produced. There are no doubt complex cultural reasons for this, but it is hard to escape the impression that many academics teaching Chinese and Japanese have not been earning their keep.

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