April 2022, no. 441

April 2022, no. 441

April won’t quite seem the cruellest month now that the latest issue of ABR has arrived. In our cover feature, Kieran Pender retraces the ignominious history of the case against the whistleblower Bernard Collaery, while in an extended essay review, James Ley assesses the impact of Amazon on contemporary fiction. There’s a rogues’ gallery of political biographies: Patrick Mullins looks at Bob Hawke, Iva Glisic combs through Stalin’s library, David Reeve revisits the young Soeharto, Sheila Fitzpatrick reviews the late Stuart Macintyre’s final book, while Joan Beaumont reflects on the peculiar institution that is Australian Studies at Harvard. In fiction, Robert Dessaix dives into the new Edmund White, Gay Bilson takes another turn with Craig Sherborne, and Patrick Allington bids adieu to Steven Carroll’s T.S. Eliot quartet. There’s also new poetry by Judith Bishop and Anders Villani, plenty of arts reviews and much, much more!

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Full Contents

Biography

Bob Hawke: Demons and destiny by Troy Bramston

Fiction

Orphan Rock by Dominique Wilson

Fiction

A History of Dreams by Jane Rawson

Fiction

A Previous Life by Edmund White

Fiction

Goodnight, Vivienne, Goodnight by Steven Carroll

Fiction

The Grass Hotel by Craig Sherborne

Fiction

Banjawarn by Josh Kemp

Fiction

The Sawdust House by David Whish-Wilson

Fiction

Pure Colour by Sheila Heti

Fiction

Other Houses by Paddy O'Reilly

Fiction

The Membranes: A novel by Chi Ta-wei, translated by Ari Larissa Heinrich

Poetry

Ken by Anthony Lawrence & Aflame by Subhash Jaireth

Poetry

In the Room with the She Wolf by Jelena Dinić & Beneath the Tree Line by Jane Gibian

Literary Studies

Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri, translated by D.M. Black

Shakespeare

The Private Life of William Shakespeare by Lena Cowen Orlin

Shakespeare

Holding a Mirror up to Nature: Shame, guilt, and violence in Shakespeare by James Gilligan and David A.J. Richards

Memoir

My Accidental Career by Brenda Niall

Memoir

Found, Wanting: A memoir by Natasha Sholl

Memoir

Solid Ivory by James Ivory

Memoir

Funkytown by Paul Kennedy

Letters to the Editor

by Beejay Silcox, David Mason, Paul Morgan, Harley Carter, John Carmody, Patrick Hockey, Belinda Nemec
Advances

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