Keyvan Allahyari

Keyvan Allahyari

Keyvan Allahyari has recently completed his PhD in the department of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Melbourne.

Keyvan Allahyari reviews 'Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace 1840s–1940s' by David Carter and Roger Osborne

August 2019, no. 413 22 July 2019
Keyvan Allahyari reviews 'Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace 1840s–1940s' by David Carter and Roger Osborne
While working in the London advertising world in the late 1960s, Peter Carey sent his stories to a leading New York literary magazine, Evergreen Review, only to be unimpressed by another rejection. He brooded later: there was ‘something glorious and futile in attempting to make Australian literature when, as everybody in London knew, [it] did not exist’. In Australian Books and Authors in the ... (read more)

Keyvan Allahyari reviews 'Into the Fire' by Sonia Orchard

May 2019, no. 411 22 April 2019
Keyvan Allahyari reviews 'Into the Fire' by Sonia Orchard
The American writer bell hooks had characterised the 1990s as a period of ‘collusion’ between well-educated white women and the capitalist patriarchy (Where We Stand: Class matters, 2000). The new workplace gave these women greater economic power but curbed their agency in altering the structures of the ruling system. All the while, division of labour at home remained more or less unchanged, w ... (read more)