November 2021, no. 437

November 2021, no. 437

With its feast of commentary and criticism, the November issue of ABR exemplifies the ‘art of more’. Judith Brett peers beneath the prime ministerial veneer with three of the nation’s top journalists, while Helen Ennis’s essay ‘Max Dupain’s dilemmas’, commended in this year’s Calibre Essay Prize, plumbs the depths of the great Australian photographer’s self-doubt. Stephen Bennetts contextualises Paul Cleary’s blow-by-blow account of the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation’s native title victory over Australia’s third-largest mining company. Further afield, ABR continues its coverage of the Middle East with Samuel Watts’s essay diagnosing the tensions between American domestic and foreign policy and Kevin Foster’s review of Mark Willacy’s exposé on Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan. The issue features reviews of new fiction by Christos Tsiolkas, Emily Bitto, Alison Bechdel, and Violet Kupersmith, work by some of Australia’s most exciting young poets – not to mention the latest by Delia Falconer, Yves Rees, Adam Tooze, and much, much more!

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Full Contents

Biography

Places of Mind: A life of Edward Said by Timothy Brennan

Memoir

Real Estate by Deborah Levy

Memoir

All About Yves by Yves Rees

Media

Upheaval: Disrupted lives in journalism edited by Andrew Dodd and Matthew Ricketson

Fiction

Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith

Fiction

by Christos Tsiolkas

Fiction

Wild Abandon by Emily Bitto

Short Stories

Permafrost by S.J. Norman

Fiction

Travelling Companions by Antoni Jach

Philosophy

A Philosopher Looks at Work by Raymond Geuss

Memoir

The Keeper of Miracles by Phillip Maisel

Poetry

Capacity by LK Holt & Theory of Colours by Bella Li

Poetry

Dropbear by Evelyn Araluen & TAKE CARE by Eunice Andrada

Interview

An interview with Ivor Indyk

by Australian Book Review
Advances

News from ABR

Letters to the Editor

by Luke Fischer, David Macauley, and Tony Hughes-d’Aeth