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June 2021, no. 432

June 2021, no. 432

ABR has added an eleventh issue in 2021 – at no extra cost to subscribers – brimming with commentary, review essays, and creative writing. Ilana Snyder contextualises the recent turmoil in Israel and Palestine; Hessom Razavi turns our attention to the plight of refugees detained by Australia; Declan Fry examines the writings of Stan Grant; James Boyce laments the state of salmon-farming industry in Tasmania; and Martin Thomas revisits Patrick White three decades after his death. Elsewhere, explore a new short story by Josephine Rowe; poetry by Omar Sakr, Sarah Holland-Batt, and Derrick Austin; and much more.

This issue is generously funded by Matthew Sandblom and Wendy Beckett’s Blake Beckett Fund.


Full Contents


Lost in Thought by Zena Hitz & The Battle of the Classics by Eric Adler


Animal Dreams by David Brooks


Beowulf: A new translation by Maria Dahvana Headley

Short Story



One Hundred Days by Alice Pung


Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer


Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack: More than a Bauhaus artist by Resi Schwarzbauer with Chris Bell


How Good Is Scott Morrison? by Wayne Errington and Peter van Onselen


The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing edited by Hannah Dawson


Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again by Katherine Angel & Why We Lost the Sex Wars by Lorna Bracewell

Selected Writing

Inga Clendinnen: Selected writing edited by James Boyce

Australian History

Black, White and Exempt: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lives under exemption edited by Lucinda Aberdeen and Jennifer Jones


Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray by Anita Heiss


On the Line: Notes from a factory by Joseph Ponthus, translated by Stephanie Smee


Letters to the Editor

by J.T. Barbarese, James Ley