March 2022, no. 440
As we enter the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’, ABR comes to you laden with the harvest from our two months’ absence. There’s a cornucopia of commentary, including Mindy Gill’s analysis of identity politics’ impact on reviewing, three scholars on political interference in research funding, and David Latham on the ‘Fund the Arts’ campaign. Gareth Evans reviews the ambitious new book by the polymathic Andrew Leigh, while Penny Russell examines Anna Clark’s more inclusive vision for Australian history. Peter Rose’s Editor’s Diary records life in lockdown as a publisher and a carer, with Thomas H. Ford providing a diagnosis of the ubiquity of ‘brain fog’. The issue looks at the long careers of Theory and Raymond Williams, while delving into the lives of Charles Lamb and Fyodor Dostoevsky. It also features reviews of new novels by Jessica Stanley, Yumna Kassab, and Hanya Yanagihara, poetry by Gary Catalano and Charles Bernstein – and much, much more!